Leah Casimero

Next week Amazon activist Leah Casimero will be joining Joel Thompson SJ, in a Zoom webinar hosted by Jesuit Missions at 7.30pm Tuesday 22 September.Leah Casimero’s journey is indicative of the complexities and challenges that face us all at this unique juncture in human history. How do we respond to the devastation that is being visited on the earth by climate change? How do we give the earth and its people a voice?Leah, an indigenous woman of the Wapichan tribe, lives in a remote part of...
One of the participants of the recent Pan-Amazonian Synod was Leah Casimero. A member of the Wapichan community in southern Guyana, Leah made the long journey to Rome to share her views on how to preserve the culture of indigenous Amerindian communities.  Speaking to America Magazine during the Synod, Leah remarked: “One of the things that the Wapichan people said that we don’t want to disappear is our identity, our culture and so on because if that’s gone, we are basically people with no...
Fr Xavier Jeyaraj SJ
Jesuit Missions is delighted to welcome Fr Xavier Jeyaraj SJ, President for Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES) in Rome, to the UK at the end of February to speak at various Jesuit schools and parishes.Fr Xavier, originally from the Calcutta Province, India, has spent much of his life dedicated to working for the poor. He led Udayani Social Action Forum, a social centre in Calcutta before also working as secretary of social action in the South Asian Conference and completing a PhD in...