Jesuits in Britain

From vainglorious to the greater glory of God Restless, moving ever-onward, unsatisfied with the quality of his relationship with the Lord, always convinced that the divine love could be answered by a more expansive fidelity on his part. This is the story of St Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.In his new film, Bishop Robert Barron looks at the Basque nobleman who wanted to be a dashing courtier, a courageous and celebrated soldier, and an adviser to royalty, but who,...
FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTSApril, this year, is Resurrection Month. Everywhere, all the brothers and sisters of the human family, whether explicitly or not, are longing for new life, desperate for the deadly pandemic to end, for the fullness of life to free us from the terror of illness and death that has hung over us for over a year. We’ve seen so much selfless fraternity but we’ve also seen discord, violence and the spread of a harsh politics of hostility, even hate. It’s timely, then, that Pope...
Jesuits continue with their ethical divestment campaignFollowing the filing of a climate change resolution by fifteen of its institutional investors – including the Jesuits in Britain, HSBC’s board have tabled their own resolution that commits the company to phase out financing of coal-fired power and thermal coal mining by 2030 in the EU and OECD and by 2040 elsewhere.It follows months of negotiations between HSBC and the $2.4 trillion coalition of investors led co-ordinated by...
ShareAction says Tesco’s announcement of plans to sell more healthy food is an important and welcome step.Responding to a shareholder resolution filed by a coalition of institutional and retail investors, including Jesuits in Britain, Tesco has today set a target to increase the proportion of sales from healthier products to 65% by 2025. The supermarket giant commits to publish a strategy to achieve this goal and to report on its progress annually, as requested by the shareholder...
The Pope's biographer gives his take on the social justice teaching of Pope Francis“I often find myself drawn to a thing that Francis does or says which might seem a little bit perplexing or counter-cultural or startling. I often find myself thinking, well why is he reacting in that way, and in investigating that, in looking into that, I find myself often realising that he of course is modelling himself on Jesus.”Austen Ivereigh is a UK-based Roman Catholic journalist, author, commentator, and...
Tesco PLC is the first retailer to be challenged with a shareholder resolution on health grounds.A coalition of institutional and retail investors, including Jesuits in Britain, have filed the first ever health-based shareholder resolution at a retail company, calling on the UK’s largest food retailer to disclose targets for increasing the proportion of healthy products in its sales.Brother Stephen Power SJ, who manages Jesuits in Britain's ethical investment strategy, said...
An online symposium exploring questions of land use, land rights and rural transition for indigenous peoples in dialogue with Pope Francis' encyclical Fratelli Tutti.Modern life consists in an encounter between the local and the global. In his recent encyclical Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis set forth his vision for this encounter. “We need to pay attention to the global so as to avoid narrowness and banality”, he writes. And yet, “we also need to look to the local, which keeps our feet on...
Do you need some therapy for the soul?St Ignatius of Loyola, who founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), has inspired millions to dig deeper, connect more closely with the world, and find God in all things. It is a spirituality which appeals to people of all religions and none.In these uncertain times, Ignatius reaches across the centuries and asks: What moves you? What brings you life? What do you want to give yourself to? What do you desire most deeply? What holds you when you...
About this free online eventIn March of last year, our world was turned upside down. The worst pandemic in over a century began raging globally. With lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, national economies went into free fall and economic hardship quickly followed. Many who led otherwise secure lives, suddenly found themselves without the means to support themselves and their families.This precarious situation has led many finding themselves without a home or shelter for themselves or their...
This week on Radio Maria England, Padre’s Hour will feature Father Dominic Robinson and some of the volunteers that support the lunch kitchen at Farm Street Church. Father Dominic shares how the parish is supporting its parishioners and also the wider community during the pandemic. This episode of Padre’s Hour will be broadcast on Friday 22nd January at 2am and Saturday 23rd January at 5pm.You can listen to the programme by:Radio - You will need a DAB+ (digital radio). For...

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