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Social Justice and Ecology

We cannot remain silent!

The Jesuits voice their deep concern over the ongoing Gaza conflict, calling for peace, an immediate ceasefire, and negotiations towards justice in the Middle East.

From Refugee to Recipient of the Governor General’s Medal

Discover the inspiring story of George Al Frieh, a Syrian refugee who, with the aid of the Service Jésuite des Réfugiés (SJR) Canada, overcame the challenges of war, language barriers, and integration to pursue his dreams in Montreal. Learn how SJR’s compassionate support makes a difference.

Isabelle Lemelin, director of the Centre justice et foi: “I am a believer who doubts.”

Despite her unsuccessful attempt to secure a position at the Centre justice et foi last year, Isabelle Lemelin had made quite an impression. Her impact was so significant that she was invited, a short time later, to apply for the position of director, a role that she has wholeheartedly embraced since mid-May 2023. Why work …

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Raising hope from under the rubble

By Canadian Jesuits International  The Jesuits in Haiti are accompanying vulnerable families affected by the August 2021 earthquake with the construction of housing in the south of Haiti. Below is an interim report on the work accomplished so far. Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) is supporting this work, thanks to the generosity of Canadians.  Despite the …

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Jesuits and LGBTQ+ Catholics: Bringing the colors of marginalized people to the Church

By José Sanchez and Fannie Dionne Beneath the soaring dome of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Toronto, a group has been quietly pioneering a path of compassion and understanding for over a decade. Drawing inspiration from the time-tested teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola, their mission incorporates many of the values of Ignatian accompaniment. …

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Spiritual Accompaniment as a Model for all Ministries: Lessons from Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples

In the Jesuit Province of Canada, our mission is to embrace the Ignatian approach to spiritual accompaniment as a model for all kinds of ministry. Guided by the principles outlined in Pilgrims Together, our province’s apostolic planning document, in this article we reflect on the role of accompaniment in our efforts towards reconciliation with Indigenous …

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Vatican Repudiates Doctrine of Discovery: Indigenous Nun Sr. Priscilla Solomon Shares Her Perspective 

The Catholic Church recently issued a statement formally repudiating concepts that fail to recognize the inherent human rights of Indigenous peoples, including the legal and political “doctrine of discovery.” Like other Indigenous Catholic leaders, Sr. Priscilla Solomon, an Ojibway member of the Anishinabek Nation and a Sister of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie, expressed …

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