eNewsletter - June | July 2012



Mark Cachia SJ, ordained to the priesthood on June 29th, 2012. [More]

EMERGENZA EMILIA

Would YOU like to give a helping hand to earthquake victims for just one week? 

emergenza emilia volunteers

Click here to find out how you too can join the relief efforts in Emilia, Italy, in a project organised by the Jesuits in Italy.

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AND OFF THEY GO!
Young Maltese volunteers



The past few days saw the University Chaplaincy bid farewell to dozens of student volunteers who pledged their time and energy to looking after the poor beyond our shores. (Image: Volunteering in Bari, Italy, from our archives) [Read more]

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YOUTH: NEW TEAM SET UP



The formation of youth is one of the focal points of the Jesuits in Malta, and our new team aims to co-ordinate efforts in this field. (Image: Comm. Office archives)

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The Death of Mamadou Kamara:

Statement and recommendations issued by Jesuit Refugee Service and other NGO's 
can be accessed here.



JRS: Final conference on the provision of culturally-appropriate care to vulnerable asylum-seekers addresses over 70 Maltese professionals
in the field 

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PFI fundraising dinner

A big Thank-You
 to all who attended the Paulo Freire Institute's annual fund-raising dinner at the Excelsior Hotel, and to all those who helped to make it a success. 

Your kind support will go a long way in our efforts to provide literacy and social support services to adults and children alike.



New fundraising office for the Province

Ms Pauline Bartolo has been appointed to set up and run a Fundraising Office to support and offer sustainability to the ministries and services offered by the Jesuits in Malta. 
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Planning in Palermo

The Jesuit Centre for Faith & Justice looks at ways of sharing resources and know-how between the Social Apostolate in Malta and the Istituto Pedro Arrupe in Palermo.

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Jesuit Centre for Faith & Justice (CFJ) is a contributor in the Annual Report of the Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union, launched in the European Paliament. 

CFJ is the Maltese National Focal Point on the FRANET team. The FRA report uses data which National Focal Points collect in each of the 27 European Countries

To view Annual Report, click here.



FRIENDS IN THE LORD


The new team working in the field of Jesuit-lay collaboration organised its first meeting with lay persons who work closely with Jesuits in various ministries.

The team's plans to meet up individually with teams involved in different apostolates, to discuss formation and support, was well received.

Jesuits at the Rio+20 Conference

In our last issue we invited you to follow the Rio+20 Conference. 

40 Jesuits as well as a number of Ignatian laity participated, and here we carry a report of the outcome.

'In the coming decades, the future of the planet and the fate of the poor, those who are most threatened, will be decided mainly by the cultural changes - changes of convictions, attitudes, commitments - brought about by global citizens who already share a common problematic and a common destiny.  This is a privileged field for the mission of the Society and the Church.  There is much that we need to do.' 
[Read Report]


(Source: SJES Headlines, enews from the Social Justice & Ecology Secretariat in Rome)

This month we also offer you a link to the first complete electronic version of Promotio Iustitiae no. 108 on "Justice from an Ignatian Perspective", issued by the SJES (Social Justice & Ecology Secretariat in Rome) in collaboration with the Christian Life Community (CLC).

Features include the following personal experiences:

'A year after my return from Haiti' by Ramiro Pampols SJ 

An experience with a refugee family by Lara Kadouzian Haddad

On what was once a killing field in Cambodia, by Francisco In Don SJ

Mexico: 'Six indigenous ethnic groups and the contribution of fair trade' by Roberto Núñez, Silvia Macías

[Access the issue]

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