2019 Fall Newsletter

To read the Fall 2019 issue of the newsletter, please click on the article links below.

The newsletter, called Mission News, is published three times a year, in January, May and September. Each issue has a different theme that highlights a major aspect of our work in the Global South as well as our efforts in Canada to learn and act in solidarity.

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Indigenous Tseltal women in Chiapas, Mexico, participate in their community’s assembly.

Indigenous Tseltal women in Chiapas, Mexico, participate in their community’s assembly.
(Photo: Enrique Carrasco SJ)

The Universal Apostolic Preferences: A vision for the future

By Xavier Jeyaraj SJ

The Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) are the result of a global process of discernment that lasted 16 months and involved the whole Society of Jesus, including Canadian Jesuits International (CJI). Confirmed by Pope Francis and promulgated by Father General Arturo Sosa SJ in February 2019, they are to serve as a guide for all Jesuits and Jesuit partners for the next 10 years. … Continue reading →

A word from Jenny Cafiso, CJI Director

After an extensive consultation and discernment process involving Jesuits and lay people, the Society of Jesus has selected four Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) … Continue reading →

International
Practising discernment in Comparte

Practising discernment in Comparte

By Arturo Estrada Acosta SJ The promotion and practice of discernment have always been key apostolic principles of the Society of Jesus. In his first years as Father General, Ignatius of Loyola urged his fellow Jesuits to discern their mission … Continue reading → ...
Walking with the excluded at Jesu Ashram

Walking with the excluded at Jesu Ashram

By Julius Kujur SJ From its founding in 1971 by Br Robert Mittelholtz SJ, a Canadian missionary, Jesu Ashram has had one focus: caring for those who are excluded by society. Every initiative of the health care facility has been … Continue reading → ...
Journeying with youth in South Sudan

Journeying with youth in South Sudan

By Diana Karua Tremendous efforts toward fostering the new Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) of the Society of Jesus have been made by the Jesuit Province of Eastern Africa. One of the programs supported by the Province illustrates this especially well: … Continue reading → ...
Caring for our common home with KATC

Caring for our common home with KATC

By Paul A. Desmarais SJ What is the link between Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre (KATC) and the Society of Jesus’s Universal Apostolic Preference (UAP) “caring for our common home”? All of KATC’s activities – training, extension services, research, commercial production … Continue reading → ...
Canada in solidarity
Comparte meeting in Mexico

Comparte meeting in Mexico

Representatives of the Comparte network held their annual regional meeting in Mexico, from June 7 to 11, 2019. Comparte (meaning “share”) is an alternative learning and economic development support network in Latin America. Delegates to the regional meeting came from … Continue reading → ...
Social Centres Network assembly

Social Centres Network assembly

“What is God calling us to today?” This was the central question delegates to the annual assembly of the Social Centres Network of the Jesuit Conference of Latin America and the Caribbean (CPAL) were urged to reflect upon. Participants met … Continue reading → ...
CJI News
JUST Communities

JUST Communities

JUST Communities is the Canadian Jesuits International’s (CJI) Giving Tuesday campaign for 2019. It highlights the work of our community partners in the Global South and their effort to strengthen just relationships among people and with nature. These partnerships help … Continue reading → ...
Benefit concert with Steve Bell

Benefit concert with Steve Bell

CJI is excited to be hosting a concert with Canadian artist Steve Bell, in support of our work. It will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, 630 Spadina Ave, Toronto, on Thursday, December 12 at 7:00pm. If you are in … Continue reading → ...
2020 solidarity learning tour in India

2020 solidarity learning tour in India

Do you have a passion for social, economic and ecological justice? Then join Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) on a learning tour to India in July 2020! Come and discover what faith and justice mean in marginalized communities where Jesuits have … Continue reading → ...
JRS visitors

JRS visitors

Fr Tom Smolich, International Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), was in Toronto for a series of meetings, July 7–9. CJI hosted a special lunch and meeting with a small group of people who have generously supported the work … Continue reading → ...
Cardinal Czerny!

Cardinal Czerny!

CJI is delighted that Canadian Jesuit Fr Michael Czerny has been made a cardinal by Pope Francis. Fr Michael has long been an inspiration and support to CJI both personally and through his numerous social justice leadership roles. The latter … Continue reading → ...
Mission Co-op

Mission Co-op

In July 2019, CJI participated in the Mission Co-op program of the Archdiocese of Toronto. At masses on July 13–14, Outreach Coordinator Pieter Niemeyer spoke at Our Lady of Peace in Etobicoke about CJI’s work and shared stories from Kasisi … Continue reading → ...

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