The 2016 spring and summer issue of CJI’s Mission News is now available and may be downloaded in PDF format from here.
This issue focuses on the right of all people to education. As CJI director Jenny Cafiso reminds us, education is “not an extra or a luxury” but a fundamental human right. It is also “a priority area of work for the Jesuits,” who through centuries of experience have learned how to promote education in ways that are “varied, contextually appropriate and multifaceted.”
The cover article in this issue features an article by Beatrice Gikonyo about education for refugees. She highlights the Mercy in Motion campaign that is supporting the Global Education Initiative of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), with its aim to educate an additional 100,000 refugees by the year 2020. She also points out the strong backing that this initiative has been given by Pope Francis. Also featured in this issue are girls’ education in Afghanistan, health education in the Philippines, and science education in Uganda.
Other highlights in this issue include news of CJI’s participation in the Good Friday Walk for Justice, the visit to Toronto of the new JRS director Tom Smolich SJ, the meeting of leaders of Jesuit social and international ministries in the Dominican Republic, and the announcement of a contest to rename our newsletter.
We hope you are inspired by the issue and by the work and perspectives of our partners and colleagues. If you are able to contribute to the work of CJI—especially to the Mercy in Motion campaign and the Ecuador earthquake relief effort—please go to the donate page. Thank you!