Vatican City: Pope Francis speaks out for World Day of Migrants and Refugees
Vatican City, 12 January 2016 – This update originally appeared on the JRS International website.
Yesterday, Pope Francis spoke out for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees to be celebrated on 17 January. In his speech, "Migrants and Refugees Challenge Us. The Response of the Gospel of Mercy," the Pope says that refugees and migrants are "people whose dignity is to be protected and who are capable of contributing to progress and the general welfare."
Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2016 13:35
South Sudan: from Lost Boys to leaders
JRS Eastern Africa Juba, 8 January 2016
In the late 1980's and early 1990's, more than 20,000 boys and girls who fled Sudan's second civil warlost their families along the way. For years the international community has called them the "Lost Boys", but today they are no longer boys nor are they lost. They are remarkable men and women, many of whom have returned home as skilled professionals to build South Sudan from the ground up. As children, the "Lost Boys" struggled to survive – many falling sick or becoming victims of war
Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2016 13:30
Ongwen’s Surrender and its Implications for Reconciliation in Northern Uganda
By Magara Ibrahim Sakawa- Extract from the Peace Dialogue HIPSIR
Since 1989,Northern Uganda has suffered from armed conflict led by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) under the leadership of Joseph Kony. Motivated by their religious beliefs, the LRA violently sought to overthrow the Government of Uganda and establisha government based on the Biblical Ten Commandments as penance for their sins and a means to ending marginalization of the people of northern Uganda. (1)
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Web launching of edujesuit.org
Web launching of edujesuit.org
The Society of Jesus and the right to education for everyone: Madrid (Spain), April 13th 2015- the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network-GIAN for the Right to Quality Education launches www.edujesuit.org today, supported by the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat of the Society of Jesus.
Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2016 13:27
JRS: Ethiopia: Photos from Mai Aini refugee camp
Mai Aini refugee camp in northern Ethiopia is home to more than 18,000 refugees from neighboring Eritrea. (Images from Christian Fuchs / Jesuit Refuge) Addis Ababa, 2 March 2015 — More than 18,000 refugees from Eritrea live in the Mai Aini refugee camp in northern Ethiopia. Jesuit Refugee Service provides counselling services and recreational activities to help the residents deal with the trauma of both their flight to safety and camp life.
Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2016 13:28
Jesuits Martyrs in Africa
Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2016 13:23
Aids in Africa: An overview by AJAN
On 5 June 2011, the world marked an unhappy anniversary: 30 years since the first diagnosed case of what would later become known as AIDS. Three decades in the history of humanity – so brief a span of time yet so significant, a time of infection spreading like wildfire, of those afflicted treated like lepers, abandoned to suffer agonizing deaths. The advent of antiretroviral treatment (ART), not to cure but to contain HIV/AIDS, has made an enormous difference, keeping millions of people alive and well. But for many years rollout of treatment in developing countries proved to be painfully, at times fatally, slow.
Last Updated on Monday, 16 May 2016 13:22