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Ten years working together for Europe

This article was posted in JEOletter Nr. 11 / October 2010.
Mark Rotsaert

Mark Rotsaert

Ten years working together for Europe
Mark Rotsaert

On October 20th John Dardis, former provincial in Ireland, will take over as new President of the Jesuit Conference of European Provincials (CEP). It’s the end of 10 years being President myself. It was a wonderful time! But what is the main task of the President of the Conference? He has to promote, to improve all kind of collaboration between Jesuit provinces in Europe, and to do so he has to motivate the provincials. This is a job that’s not so easy, when you know that there are about 26 provinces – plus the Russian Region – with more than 20 languages and very different cultures and histories with conflict situations. But how can we improve and strengthen collaboration if we don’t know each other? Continue reading

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Magis 2010 Hungary – More or Less?

This article was posted in JEOletter Nr. 11 / October 2010.
Magis Hungary

Magis Hungary - image: Ludger Joos

Magis 2010 Hungary – More or Less?
a young adult from Ireland

“Best experience ever”, “opened up the world to me”, “impossible to articulate the impact it has” – these were some of the descriptions given by friends who had been involved in previous Magis experiences, so as you may appreciate these led me to be somewhat curious as to what it was all about. Then I started to read a little about ‘Magis’, the ‘more’ for the greater glory of God; despite the best efforts of the various authors whose work I dipped in to, I began to associate this idea of magis with an image of a demanding God, one who is never quite satisfied. And so, when the opportunity to participate in Magis Hungary 2010 presented itself I was happy to leave aside the impressions of friends and the expertise of Ignatian spirituality writers and discover Magis for myself. Continue reading

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New team member at the Jesuit European Office

This article was posted in JEOletter Nr. 11 / October 2010.
Thorsten Philipp

Thorsten Philipp

Thorsten Philipp, political scientist and linguist, started on 13 September 2010 as environment policy officer at the Jesuit European Office.
Born in German Rhineland in 1975, Thorsten Philipp studied Romance languages and art history at the universities of Munich, Vienna and Aix-en-Provence. Additionally, in 2002, he completed a political science diploma at the Munich School of Political Science (Hochschule für Politik). His first work experiences in international policy took place in 2003/04 at the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in Vienna, where he was involved in entrepreneurship education programmes for Sub-Saharan countries. From 2006 to 2008, he was assistant at the Institute for Society and Ethics at the Universität der Bundeswehr in Munich. Continue reading

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Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN)

This article was posted in Ignatian perspectives.
Global Ignatian Advocacy Network - image: Uta Sievers

Global Ignatian Advocacy Network - image: Uta Sievers

During the annual meeting of the “Arbeitsgemeinschaft Soziale Gerechtigkeit” which re-groups those of the German-speaking provinces of the Society of Jesus who are linked to its Social Apostolate, Uta Sievers gave an update on the history and the development of the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network.

Download the presentation in English: PDF (English)

Download the presentation in German: PDF (German)

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OCIPE interoffice meeting

This article was posted in JEOletter Nr. 10 / July 2010.

Inter-office meeting - image: Elaine Rudolphi

Inter-office meeting - image: Elaine Rudolphi

OCIPE interoffice meeting
José Ignacio García Jimenez

The inter-office meeting of OCIPE is an annual event, the only opportunity to bring together most members of our staff teams in Budapest, Warsaw and Brussels. The meeting tends to rotate between these three cities: this year, though, we came to Strasbourg, and our representative there was able to attend, and even to help host the meeting. We also changed the date of the meeting so that, among other things, we could introduce the different teams to the members of our governing ‘General Assembly’ on May 11th. Continue reading

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That you may have hope

This article was posted in JEOletter Nr. 10 / July 2010.

Ökumenischer Kirchentag - image: Elaine Rudolphi + oekt.de

Ökumenischer Kirchentag - image: Elaine Rudolphi + oekt.de

That you may have hope
Elaine Rudolphi

Globalisation and the economy, the social order in Germany, peace and dialogue with the scientific world were the focus areas of the 2nd Ecumenical Kirchentag that took place in Munich. It was the second Ecumenical Kirchentag; the first one took place in Berlin in 2003. More than 130.000 thousand participants – among them a huge crowd of young people – formed a vibrant community over five days, discussing and celebrating. Over 4000 international guests marked the importance beyond the national German context. The convention was the first one with full and equal participation from Orthodox churches and the German Evangelical Free Churches. Continue reading

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Récension – Pedro Arrupe, supérieur général des Jésuites

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Pedro Arrupe

Pedro Arrupe - image: jezuiti.sk

Gianni La Bella et alii: Pedro Arrupe, supérieur général des Jésuites (1965-1983), Lessius, 2009, 496p. Diffusion Le Cerf.

Parmi les prophètes du XX° siècle, Pedro Arrupe occupe une place à part. Sa singularité tient en une phrase: “Comme tous les hommes de Dieu, il a été éprouvé et même réprouvé, ce qui n’a pas entamé sa joie, l’optimisme de sa perception du présent et la vigueur de son espérance.”*

Un livre édité par Gianni La Bella vient opportunément de rassembler sur sa pensée et sur son action plusieurs contributions de jésuites et de laïcs, dont une du Père Calvez sur la culture et le dialogue. Continue reading

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Matteo Ricci: passeur de culture

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Matteo Ricci

Matteo Ricci - image: Jesuit Curia, Rome

Au moment où se déroule l’Exposition universelle de Shanghaï, la Chine célèbre avec reconnaissance la mémoire du Père Matteo Ricci mort à Pékin il y a 400ans. Matteo Ricci est bel et bien le précurseur en Extrême Orient de ce que les textes romains nomment une “inculturation” réussie. Les sociologues parlent volontiers d’”acculturation” pour décrire le choc provoqué par la rencontre entre deux cultures aux traits différents. Pour la tâche missionnaire, l’Eglise catholique préfère désormais utiliser le concept plus irénique et plus intérieur d’”inculturation”. Celle-ci consiste à annoncer, par la rencontre et la persuasion, un Evangile nouveau dans une culture en place, à la manière dont l’”incarnation” du Christ constitue une plongée personnelle dans la chair des hommes, au milieu d’un monde étranger à ses accents. Continue reading

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The Crisis and Poverty

This article was posted in Solidarity.
Financial crisis

Financial crisis - image (by): alles-schlumpf

For this reflection I draw on two international reflection seminars among Jesuits and our colleagues, organised by the Jesuit European Office in Brussels, as well as certain external resources that were prominent in our minds as we met, such as Pope Benedict’s encyclical Caritas in Veritate. I have no competence to discuss the specific situation of Luxembourg, and my remarks will be general. The attempt to reflect on the crisis in relation to poverty entails a clear approach and perspective, for example relating this crisis – however briefly – to that of climate change (which threatens first and foremost the world’s poor) and to the ethical evaluation of the world economic order as such. Continue reading

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Table-ronde madrilène

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Table ronde

Table ronde

Table-ronde madrilène sur la responsabilité sociétale des entreprises minières au Congo

L’OCIPE organise, dans le cadre du projet Relational Peace Advocacy Network et avec l’université jésuite COMILLAS, une table-ronde à l’occasion de la présidence espagnole de l’Union Européenne. Celle-ci aura lieu le 18 mai à Madrid après la projection du documentaire de Thierry Michel “Katanga Business” qui illustre bien la complexité des enjeux du secteur extractif en République démocratique du Congo. Continue reading

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