Jesuits & Friends

By Paul Chitnis, Director of Jesuit MissionsDarjeeling, with its vast tea plantations nestling against the sloping foothills of the Himalayas, is a beautiful region of India. The city itself is spectacular with buildings perched on vertiginously high hills seemingly in defiance of gravity. But its cool climate and Himalayan vistas have a darker side.  The commercialisation of India has led to the closure of many tea plantations.  In some, the tea bushes have been ripped up to be...
Jesuits and Friends Spring edition
Jesuits & Friends Editor Paul Nicholson SJ, introduces the new edition.  “From tiny acorns mighty oaks do grow.”  Recycling might seem an inadequate response to global climate change; just as giving up a couple of hours each week to visit an elderly neighbour won’t of itself wholly cure the loneliness characteristic of many in the world’s wealthier societies today. Yet these small steps are important, both in their own right, and in the attitudes that underlie them.The new edition...
The Summer 2015 edition of Jesuits and Friends takes us from the devastation faced by remote communities in Nepal to the serenity of the North Wales countryside; and from the celebrations surrounding the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero to the streets of South Africa, where post-apartheid democracy is still to be realised.From Kathmandu, Fr Jomon Jose SJ describes the events of 25 April when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. The Jesuits in the country immediately launched a...
The response from Jesuit parishes, schools and other communities to Typhoon Haiyan last November is helping people affected in the Philippines to rebuild their lives. This is the lead story in the Spring edition of Jesuits and Friends – now available. The magazine also marks 200 years since the Restoration of the Society of Jesus worldwide, 400 years since Heythrop College was founded and 20 years since the first free elections in South Africa. You can read how the Word literally came...

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