social justice

Standing with Standing Rock: a protest in Washington DC. Wikimedia Commons
Communities and individuals around the world - including several in the UK - are uniting in prayer tomorrow in support of the indigenous people of Standing Rock. And members of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) in the United States are physically standing by the Native Americans whose lives are being threatened by the proposed Dakota Access pipeline.Writing on the Ignatian Solidarity Network website, Amanda Peters says that as a volunteer with the JVC, she has felt the call to engage in...
Theresa May
Theresa May delivered her first speech to a Conservative Party Conference as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the beginning of this month. Joe Egerton argues that her message should be seen in the context of a centuries-long struggle to bring justice to those who are neither rich nor powerful, a struggle in which the sixteenth century Jesuit Robert Parsons played a leading role. Theresa May’s speech to the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham[1] can be seen as...
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. JRS undertakes services at national and regional levels with the support of an international office in Rome.JRS UK accompanies refugees and forced migrants, our brothers and sisters, serving them as companions and advocating their cause in an uncaring world. We have a particular concern for those who are detained...
Jesuit Missions is the international office of the Jesuits in Britain. For over seventy years it has supported vulnerable communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America.Following in the footsteps of St Ignatius, Jesuit Missions strives to go wherever the need is greatest and put their compassion into action.Although their office is based in Wimbledon, they work closely with Jesuit local partners across the globe and support over 17,000 Jesuits who are putting their faith into action in the...

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