Men, women and children in Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo, wash minerals which are used for the green energy… Read more
A girl struggles to keep herself warm in winter. About 14.6 million Syrians require support amid fuel and power shortages… Read more
Photo: JCSA Communication Office

Press Release, December 15, 2022, republished from the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat website

The Arsenal … Read more

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All of us at Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) would like to thank all those who attended our A Just Green … Read more

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Fr Jacques Nzumbu SJ speaks at a CJI co-sponsored event held at the Metropolitan Toronto University’s Ted Rogers School of… Read more
Fr Jacques Nzumbu SJ near Ottawa’s Parliament Hill. Photo: Pieter Niemeyer/CJI

OTTAWA –   Congolese Jesuit priest Fr Jacques Nzumbu SJ … Read more

Fr Jacques Nzumbu addresses the parliamentary press conference in Ottawa October 31, 2022, as CJI Executive Director Jenny Cafiso waits… Read more
Fr Francois Kawas, SJ photo by: Compagnie de Jésus – Territoire d’Haïti

Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) mourns the sudden death … Read more

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Fr Jacques Nzumbu SJ discusses the impact of mining operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as CJI outreach… Read more
Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) helps young Ukrainian refugees integrate into local communities in Galati, Romania, by providing access to education.… Read more

My story is not easy to tell. It is full of pain, one shared by countless women who work in … Read more

Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) stands in solidarity with the Jesuits of Mexico as we condemn the murder and mourn the … Read more

Thirty years ago, the Karipuna people in the Amazon were almost decimated by outsiders invading their territory. Only five adults … Read more

The Congo Basin Forest in Africa is the second-largest rainforest on the planet after the Amazon. It spans over 3.6 … Read more

Tshaukuesh Elizabeth Penashue, an Innu elder from Sheshatshiu, calls the boreal forests of eastern Labrador home. Her published diaries witness … Read more

JRS is on the front lines of the response to families fleeing their homes in Ukraine. We have been following … Read more

In the name of God, let the cries of those who suffer be heard and let the bombings and attacks … Read more

“The first need is to welcome these people,” Marius Talos SJ, JRS Romania Director

We interview Marius Talos SJ, Director … Read more

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Ukraine continues to assist those most affected by the conflict. The Jesuit refugee house … Read more

Les Jésuites du Canada souhaitent exprimer leur solidarité avec le peuple ukrainien, avec leurs compagnons jésuites et tous ceux qui … Read more

The Jesuits of Canada wish to express their solidarity with the people of Ukraine, with their Jesuit brothers and all … Read more

Climate change affects every part of the world and is changing our common home. In the Philippines, it has led … Read more

Climate modelling shows alarming forecasts for Southern Africa. It is one of the areas in the world most affected by … Read more

Dalits and Indigenous communities in India who depend on the forest are struggling to make a living. Natural resources are … Read more

17 November 2021

Dear Friends,

It is almost a year since I have corresponded with you. In spite of this … Read more

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The legacy of COP26 is yet to be determined but mainstream media has already made its success contingent on the … Read more

If this land could talk, it would tell many stories, some sweet, others bitter; some in vibrant colours, others dark; … Read more

South Sudan is Africa’s youngest nation. It has been mired in violent conflict for several decades, continuing even after gaining … Read more

The youth is the hope of the future. We envision a world where our dreams can be realized to create … Read more

A Commitment from the Ignatian Family

When representatives of nearly 200 countries gather in Glasgow this November for the 26th … Read more

Camp protest

May 4, 2021 – Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) joins over 80 organizations around the world in expressing their solidarity and … Read more

“Let no one rob you of your hope.” – Pope Francis.

At the end of 2020, 209 million people were … Read more

Speed matters in a pandemic. The COVID-19 vaccine production and distribution is a race against time. The longer COVID-19 lasts … Read more

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed alarming human rights violations in India. Social distancing and the downward spiral of the economy … Read more

On the evening of March 24, 2020, the Government of India ordered a nationwide lockdown for 21 days. This limited … Read more

My precious country, I have been away from you for a long time. Ten years have passed, and we are … Read more

“The severe crisis that has affected Haitian society for several decades has now reached unimaginable dimensions. It feels as though … Read more

COVID-19 has put us in a dilemma. We are faced with choices as individuals and as a society to move … Read more

3 December 2020

You, Lord have given all that to me. I now give it back to you, O Lord. … Read more

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“I may suffer, perhaps even die very soon if the deterioration of my condition continues. But whatever happens I want … Read more

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The Jesuits of Canada released a statement on the death of Joyce Echaquan, a member of Atikamekw First Nation of … Read more

Canadian Jesuits International has a brand new logo, newsletter name and design, and new website. Our new look embodies CJI’s … Read more

Twenty years into the new millennium, we still face the challenge of creating a just and equal society and of … Read more


“We must find new ways to fight racism against our community and within ourselves.”

These are the … Read more

The first case of COVID-19 in Africa was recorded in Egypt in February. The spread of the virus was slow … Read more

“The original plan of God was for a loving relationship of respect, mutuality, and equality between men and women, and … Read more

“I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot … Read more

The Economic Impact of COVID-19 is Worsening Poverty in Africa

In the last three weeks or so, a common trend … Read more

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Right at the outset of the Rome Congress celebrating the fifty years of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES), … Read more

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The goal of the Child Safeguarding workshop was to get a deeper understanding of safeguarding issues; to reflect on our … Read more

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Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) has joined over forty non-governmental, labour and faith-based groups from across Canada in denouncing the escalating … Read more

Pope Francis has declared, “Never have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the last … Read more

Lok Manch (People’s Forum) is an inclusive, secular, human-rights-driven agency that supports various social movements of marginalized people in India. … Read more

I still remember the first time I crossed a border. I was a teenager, but I have very fresh memories … Read more

Bridging Borders

Crossing borders with hope

As I write this, over 7,000 Honduran migrants including children have crossed the Guatemalan and Mexican … Read more

Champion of Justice

Padre Melo (Fr Ismael Moreno SJ) of Honduras has been recognized with the Champion of Justice award by the US … Read more

On 15 September 2018, CJI’s partner in Syria, Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), held a closing celebration for its Field Kitchen … Read more

CJI shares news from sister organizations on a high court decision in Guatemala against Tahoe Resource’s Escobal mine. See also … Read more

Canadian Jesuits International shares the concern of the UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner in Honduras over the … Read more

The following editorial from Criterio in Honduras ( concerns a death threat against journalist Sandra Marybel Sánchez, who works at … Read more

Human rights defender Ángel Estuardo Quevedo was killed in the municipality of Santa Rosa de Lima, Guatemala, on 12 July … Read more

Canadian Jesuits International is providing the dispatches below to keep friends and supporters up-to-date on developments in South Sudan, particularly … Read more

Gandhi Ashram in India was founded in 1992 by Fr Edward McGuire, a Canadian Jesuit. He was asked by his … Read more

Human rights are cultural concepts, evolving continually in response to socio-cultural and political changes. Since 1948, when the UN General … Read more

Protecting the rights of indigenous communities in Mexico has required great effort and multiple claims by individuals and groups who … Read more

The dire situation in Syria continues to dominate the news. Of particular concern are the attacks on people in some … Read more

As a member of the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA), Canadian Jesuits International has been actively involved in a … Read more

X-rays give us an inside picture of something, but they must be read or interpreted to obtain a real understanding … Read more

Only one month after expressing their concern regarding the post-election situation in Honduras, the Jesuit Provincials of English and French … Read more

The Jesuit Provincials of English and French Canada, Fathers Peter Bisson and Erik Oland, have sent a letter expressing deep … Read more

This is the fifth and final article in a blog series on the igNation website in November 2017. The series … Read more

This is the fourth article in a blog series appearing on the igNation website in November 2017. The series aims … Read more

First World Day of the Poor

Pope Francis named 19 November 2017 the first “World Day of the Poor.” At … Read more

This is the third article in a blog series appearing on the igNation website in November 2017. The series aims … Read more

This article is the second in a blog series appearing on the igNation website in November 2017. The series aims … Read more

This article is the first in a blog series appearing on the igNation website in November 2017. The series aims … Read more

As the saying goes, when two elephants fight, it’s the grass that suffers. It isn’t an accident of nature or … Read more

Early this year, major newspapers and TV stations in India proclaimed with pride that India had replaced the United Kingdom … Read more

Comparte: On the politics of food sovereignty

The Comparte (“Share”) program of the Jesuit Conference of Latin American Provinces (CPAL) … Read more

a woman a man and, when it comes to the tired madness of hierarchy, none of the above.

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Serious new threats against Fr Ismael “Melo” Moreno in Honduras have been made in recent days. They have prompted statements … Read more

On 9 August 2017, the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), the Most Rev. Douglas Crosby OMI, … Read more

South Sudan: Education amid conflict and famine

Canadian Jesuits International is participating in an interfaith campaign called PRAY-GIVE-SPEAK OUT to … Read more

Canadian Jesuit Fr Michael Czerny is undersecretary of the newly formed Section for Migrants and Refugees in the Vatican Dicastery … Read more

Canadian Jesuits International sent the letter below to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau advocating the creation of a Canadian ombudsperson office … Read more

The 2017 theme for International Women’s Day is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030.” The … Read more

The following joint statement from the Provincials of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the US was issued on 30 … Read more

The Jesuits in English Canada have a long history of engagement on corporate accountability, especially ecumenically through the Task Force … Read more

In July 2016, the staff and board of Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) collaborated on a response to Global Affairs Canada … Read more