Jesuit Missions

Joel Thompson SJ on his speaker tour
Lynn McWilliams, Outreach Coordinator at Jesuit Missions, explains how, through its work with schools, the organisation journeys with youth, helping them to explore the contribution they can make to living a faith that does justice.Companions in ActionAs part of the Companions in Action partnership programme for schools, the Jesuit Missions Education Advisory Group is creating exciting new resources, including an Agents for Change journal for primary schools. Creativity, art, music, poetry and...
Jesuit Missions invites you to join us on Friday 13th September as we welcome the Commonwealth Secretary General Rt Hon. Patricia Scotland QC to Farm Street Parish in Mayfair.Baroness Scotland will speak about action taken by the Commonwealth in tackling climate change. The fifty-three member states of the Commonwealth include eighteen island states who are among those suffering the most from rising sea levels as a consequence of the changing climate. The Commonwealth states, whose waters...
Students on their way to ask their MPs to take action on climate change
Thousands of people are gathering in Westminster today, 26 June, to lobby MPs with a simple and clear request for practical action to combat climate change. Jesuit Missions called students, parishioners and other supporters to join them at this mass lobby and share their concerns about climate change with leaders who can make a difference. Among those who answered this call were representatives from Wimbledon College, the Ursuline High School in Wimbledon and St Benedict’s in Ealing. Groups of...
Jesuit Missions will be joining the Climate Coalition and hundreds of other organisations and individuals as they come together on mass to speak up against climate change.We are running out of time to meet the 1.5C temperature increase agreed in Paris in 2015. Individuals are making a change, now we need the government to cooperate and commit to a net zero emissions target.“Climate Change is affecting people across the world,” says Paul Chitnis, Director of Jesuit Missions. “The increase in...
Fr Fernando Azpiroz is the Director of Casa Ricci Social Services (CRSS) in China, supported by Jesuit Missions. CRSS serves over 5,000 people in China, standing in solidarity with both adults and children who are affected by leprosy or who are living with HIV/AIDS.The accompaniment of people has always been a fundamental characteristic of all Jesuit ministries no matter where they are. Accompanying is a process of mutual transformation: we transform other people’s lives, and in return our...
Cyclone Idai
Cyclone Idai, which hit Southern Africa in March this year, was one of the worst weather-related disasters to ever affect the Southern hemisphere. More than 900 people lost their lives across Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe and over 1.7 million people were affected and in need of immediate aid. In the weeks that followed, there were several cases of cholera and people faced a severe need for sanitation, shelter, food and general relief.Jesuit Missions launched an emergency appeal which raised...
A group of marathon finishers with medals
The last Sunday of April is always a big day in the London calendar and this year 42,000 runners embarked on the 26.2 mile challenge of the London Marathon. Among them the Jesuit team included four runners for Jesuit Refugee Service, including JRS Operations Manager Aidan Cantwell (5:25), and 26 for Jesuit Missions, of whom no fewer than twelve are teachers in our Jesuit schools.First home in 3:44:32 was English teacher Ruth Freer from St Aloysius College in Glasgow.  Not far behind...
Fr Kyara Corbinian SJ is a Tanzanian Jesuit who works in the East African Jesuit Development office in Nairobi, Kenya. In less than one week, he will be joining fellow East African Jesuit Fr Alexander Wainaina SJ for the London Marathon.Along with the Jesuit Missions London Marathon team, they will be running in memory of Fr Victor Luke Odhimabo SJ who tragically died whilst serving in South Sudan in November 2018. Fr Kyara was one of the last people to see Fr Victor Luke before he died....
Stephanie Beech and Jules Greenwood
Last weekend Stephanie Beech, Jesuit Missions Communications Officer, visited Stonyhurst College in Lancashire to give a parish appeal for Jesuit Missions. As this had been planned for a while, the day appeared as a great opportunity to join the Stonyhurst Sprinters for a long run as part of the marathon team training, whilst taking in the beautiful Ribble Valley.However, the idea came before Stephanie had to stop running in February due to an ongoing Achilles problem. "I am now back on track...
This year there are 16 teachers associated with Jesuit schools who are taking on the London Marathon challenge for Jesuit Missions, including a team of 6 from Stonyhurst college and 4 at St Aloysius in Glasgow.Each were given one of the 16 Jesuit pupil profile virtues and asked to write why that word links to their training. Here are a few of their responses:Faith-filledRyan Ferrie - St Aloysius CollegeLondon 2019 will be my second Marathon and it certainly is an exercise in faith! Faith that...

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