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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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The history of the Jesuits

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Jesuit history

Book review: The Society of Jesus – advisors to the powerful, Catholic intellectuals and inquisitors: The Jesuits have always attracted attention for setting standards in education and as “policy advisors”. The historian Rita Haub uses the order’s Archives to tell the story of the Catholic Church’s largest order from its founder Ignatius of Loyola to its present situation. Continue reading

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New Apostolic Vision for Jesuits in Africa

This article was posted in Solidarity.

SJ Africa News

SJ Africa News

Statement of a new Apostolic Vision of the Society of Jesus for Africa

“I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full” (jn 10, 10).

Read more about  how the following statement is lived throughout Africa, by taking a look at the new Electronic Newsservice (PDF) of JESAM. Continue reading

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Jesuit Apostolic Partnership

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Jesuit Apostolic Partnership

1. Introduction

The need for a deepened understanding of collaboration and partnership is keenly felt today in many Provinces, Regions and Assistancies of the Society of Jesus. That this need was equally felt at the meeting of Jesuit Provincials in Loyola in December 2005 is evident from the fact that they chose this topic as one of the priority-themes for the next General Congregation. The approach proposed in this document is based on reflections shared by Assistancy coordinators and partners at their meeting held in Rome in May 2006. It has also benefited from a position paper on this topic by the Social Justice Secretariat. Continue reading

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Partnership in Latin America

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Partnership in Latin America

People from four social centres in Latin America shared their reflections on the experience of work done by both lay persons and religious together in institutions begun by the Society of Jesus. The centres were:

Centro de Estudios y Acción Social (CEAS), [Centre of Studies and Social Action] founded in 1967 by the Jesuits from the province of Bahía (Brasil); Centro de Capacitación Agro-Industrial Jesús Obrero (CCAIJO) [Centre for imparting agro-industrial skills: Jesus the Worker] of the Peruvian province founded in 1971; Centro de Investigación y Educación Popular (CINEP) [Centre for Research and Popular Education] founded in 1972, belonging to the Colombia province, and El Programa por la Paz, (PpP) [The Programme for Peace] founded in 1987, of the province of Colombia. Continue reading

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Partnership in Asia

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Partnership in Asia

This article falls into five distinct sections. A very brief section clarifies the context within which the Church, and within it the Society of Jesus, functions. Then a selection of narratives is offered on the Jesuit-Lay partnership from those who actually participate in such an alliance so as to set the scene for the three sections that follow. These sections elaborate: emerging models and types of Jesuit-Lay partnership; the difficulties and challenges that confront us in this area, and recommendations based upon certain relevant principles. Continue reading

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Partnership in Africa

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Partnership in Africa

As a member who volunteered to form part of the Editors Group I was asked to prepare an  article on the presentations and discussions concerning lay partnership in the two regions (or Assistancies) of Africa and the United States. I take them in this order. I have also dealt with the guiding principles separately for the two regions and included them at the end of the section for each region. It has not been easy to write the piece on Africa because of my lack of direct experience. My comments are based obviously on the presentation made by Antoine Bèrilengar SJ and the ensuing discussion. Continue reading

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