conflict

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“By this love you have for one anotherEveryone will know that you are my disciples.”Our religion is – or should be – the most complete possible expression in our lives of the love that God has shown to us. Sadly, it is not always so; there have been times when religious difference has caused people to fail enormously in love for one another. Even people who call themselves Christians have sometimes failed to love other Christians of a different stripe. Nowhere has that...
Patrice has worked as a child miner since he was eight
In 2008, the 35th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus (GC 35) recognised the fundamental relationship between people and creation and called for a deepening of this relationship, saying: “Care of the environment affects the quality of our relationship with God, with other human beings and with creation itself” (Decree 3: 32). This commitment to the environment led to the Jesuits establishing the Governance of Natural and Mineral Resources (GNMR) Network, which supports and...
Children of the Gaza Strip
My eyes were drenched with tears when I saw a photo of a helpless woman squatting on the debris of her house, in which her family members were killed. A river of tears was flowing from her wearied and hopeless eyes. Her hope is shattered by the bombs and shelling. I was wondering where she would go after all this bloody ordeal. Clearly, she has no house, no family, no money, and no food; has she got any hope left?It is said, ‘Laugh and the whole world will laugh with you; cry and you will...
The latest attacks in Kenya have highlighted the dangers to both Kenyans and visitors. The murder of 48 locals in the coastal town of Mpeketoni yesterday is reinforcing the climate of mistrust and fear in the country. But for Jesuits working in Nairobi, these events have emphasised the importance of their work in peace building and reconciliation.“For those of us missioned here, nothing is achieved by becoming paralysed with fear,” says Fr Peter Knox SJ of Hekima College in Nairobi...
Dr Zoughbi Zoughbi, the Founder and Director of the Wi'am Palestinian Conflict Resolution Center in Bethlehem, will be speaking at Heythrop College, University of London, in Kensington tomorrow (Wednesday, 8 January). Dr Zoughbi is a prominent Palestinian Christian leader and has spent his life working in the field of conflict resolution in the heart of the Israeli/Palestinian context. The Wi'am Palestinian Conflict Resolution Center began in March 1995. It focuses on helping to resolve...