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Jesuits & Friends - issue 92
Pope Francis’ appeal on behalf of migrants is the cover story in the latest edition of Jesuits and Friends, which is published this weekend. Recalling his address to the US Congress to urge people to see the faces and listen to the stories of refugees, rather than to simply think of them as statistics, the winter edition of the magazine considers the Jesuits’ response to the crisis and provides several ideas for action – from direct support of the Jesuit Refugee Service to campaigning and...
Heythrop event for global climate change week
An event to mark Global Climate Change Week.Speakers:Martin Poulsom SDB, Head of Theology, Heythrop College and Chair of the liveSimply coordinating groupJonathan Gorsky, Lecturer in Judaism, Heythrop CollegePope Francis’ latest encyclical is generating a great deal of interest, both within and beyond Roman Catholic circles, in the run-up to the UN Climate Conference in Paris this December. This event will reflect on the encyclical in the current context from two distinct perspectives, asking...
"This home of ours is being ruined and that damages everyone, especially the poor," Pope Francis said at his weekly general audience yesterday, the day before his encyclical Laudato Si was published. "Mine is an appeal for responsibility ... I ask everyone to receive this document with an open spirit".The encyclical was launched at a press conference in the Vatican this morning. Among those who gave presentations was Cardinal Peter Turkson, the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice...
Scores of Jesuit Missions supporters were among the thousands who took part in yesterday’s Climate Coalition rally in Westminster. They were joined by students and staff from Jesuit schools, as well as Jesuits from Britain and overseas. Jesuit Missions is one of 100 organisations that make up the Climate Coalition, which is raising concerns over the threat posed by climate change and highlighting its impact on the world’s poorest communities.Addressing the campaigners in Farm Street Church Hall...
The Pope has endorsed a Catholic petition calling for bold climate action after meeting with the newly created Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) on 13 May 2015.  The Pope's move is another sign that he intends to lead Catholics into an active response on climate change, says the Franciscan Action Network."Pope Francis was very supportive of the work we are doing to engage Catholics around the world in a coordinated response to climate change", said Tomás Insua, co-founder of the GCCM...