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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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A Uitota family gathers yuca in the Amazon region near Leticia, Colombia.
(Photo: Sergi Camara/Entreculturas)
By Alfredo Ferro Medina SJ
The Amazon, part of our “Common Home,” is a territory that covers 7 million sq km and has 35 million inhabitants. Today, this region and the 350 Indigenous communities that live there are threatened more than ever. … Continue reading → …
By Charlie Chilufya SJ One in three Africans, 422 million people, live below the global poverty line. They represent more than 70 percent of the world’s poorest people. While we all play a role in addressing climate change, those living … Continue reading →
By Pramod Dabhi SJ The disciples of Jesus wanted to learn how He prayed and so asked Him, “Lord, teach us how to pray.” Jesus replied “When praying, pray like this, ‘Our Father in heaven… give us this day our … Continue reading →
Canadian Jesuits International brought together secondary and postsecondary students from across Canada from February 9 to 11, to learn about the deep connections between faith, justice and advocacy. Students from various Jesuit and other Catholic schools attended the event at … Continue reading →
Fr Stanislaus Jebamalai SJ (Sannybhai), National Coordinator of Lok Manch in India, visited Canada in February for a series of engagements and school presentations across the country. Sannybhai talked about his work with Lok Manch, a platform that empowers marginalized … Continue reading →
CJI continues to adapt to the fluidity of our new normal. We work remotely as we try to always be faithful to our mission of supporting our partners in the Global South and our friends in Canada. Our online work … Continue reading →
Fr Michael (Mike) Hawkins SJ died very peacefully on April 30, 2020 at René Goupil House in Pickering, Ontario. He was 83 years old and in his 63rd year as a Jesuit. Born in Valois, Quebec, Fr Mike was the … Continue reading →
Last January 21-22, CJI attended a Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) strategic planning meeting in Ottawa. Representing CJI were Director, Jenny Cafiso, and Communications Coordinator, Victor Reyes. The meeting focused on two key issues: the Canadian Ombudsperson Responsible for … Continue reading →
Last May 5, CJI hosted Hope in solidarity: COVID-19 and the Syrian refugee crisis, a webinar with Fr Nawras Sammour SJ, Regional Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service Middle East and North Africa (JRS MENA). Fr Nawras spoke of how … Continue reading →
St Mary Catholic Secondary School held their annual Multicultural Night last February 24 on the school grounds in Pickering, Ontario. The event, which has been held since 2008, aims to raise awareness on issues of inclusion and diversity. It also … Continue reading →
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