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  • To build bridges between the rich and the poor, and establish advocacy links... (GC 35, # 3.28)

  • South Asian Conference Social Coordinators 2012

  • Let us be protectors of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature (Pope Francis, 2013)

  • 'Friends of the Lord' means 'Friends with the poor'(GC 34, # 2.9)

  • Move beyond doubts and indifference to take responsibility for our home, the Earth (GC 35, # 3.31)

  • To respond today to pressing needs of our complex and fragile world, many hands are surely needed (GC 35, # 6.30)

  • To discover new horizons and to reach new social, cultural and religious frontiers... (GC 35, # 1.6)

  • Asia Pacific Conference Social Apostolate gathering 2013

  • Love of God which does not issue in justice for others is a farce (Pedro Arrupe SJ, 1973)

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Walking and Working with the Excluded

Benny Chiramel, SJ (KER)

The fisher people of Thiruvananthapuram have been historically excluded as an outcaste with a host of attendant vulnerabilities like debased identity that makes them powerless to be part of rights-based social action; landlessness leading to poor, unsafe, and unhealthy living conditions; illiteracy denying access to the resources available to the mainstream society; deteriorating quality of education in public schools excluding them from higher education; over-dependence on fisheries owing to lack of access to alternative livelihoods; increasing alcoholism that gives rise to frequent incidents of domestic violence; ineffective public distribution system and tsunami-like disaster-prone livin...
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SJES - 50 Years of Justice and Reconciliation: An Anniversary for Justice

It's tempting to view the Secretariat for Social Justice (SJES) as simply another office of the Society of Jesus in Rome. It operates in the same halls as the other offices, abides by the same rules as the other offices, and is under the ... >>>

Mexico - What is God calling us to?

The annual assembly of the Social Centres Network of the Jesuit Conference of Latin American and Caribbean Provincials (CPAL in Spanish), mainly focused on the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Secretariat for Social Justic... >>>

Canada - A personal and Institutional Conversion: Fr. Peter Bisson on the Truth and Reconciliation C

"The Jesuits first had to learn to say: "We are responsible," then "We are sorry," and finally, "We need your help". This is how Fr. Peter Bisson, SJ, summarizes the evolving relations between the Jesuits and indigenous peoples regarding ... >>>

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