Honduran Jesuit speaks out in Toronto

Our friends at Canadian Jesuits International recently hosted an inspiring talk with Honduran activist Padre Melo, who is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to stop turning a blind eye to human rights abuses by Canadian mining companies in Honduras. The event, which was co-sponsored by the Jesuit Forum, was featured in a Toronto Star article by foreign affairs writer Marina Jimenez.
Click here to link to the article. 

Photo credit: Carlos Osorio / Toronto Star

"On care for our common home: a dialogue guide for laudato si'" is now available!

The Jesuit Forum is pleased to announce that our new resource "On care for our common home: A dialogue guide for Laudato Si'" is now available in French & English from CCCB Publications.

Written by Janet Somerville, William F. Ryan sj, Anne O'Brien gsic, and Anne-Marie Jackson, this resource for small group discussion is a colourful guide to Laudato Si’, bringing to life in photos, cartoons and stories this ground-breaking and challenging encyclical from Pope Francis. "On care for our common home: A dialogue guide for Laudato Si’" offers a way to engage in the dialogue the Pope is calling for. It comprises key quotes from the encyclical, exploration of the content and questions for groups to foster deeper engagement.

You can access PDF versions of the workbook here in English or French.

To order print copies, call CCCB Publications at 1-800-769-1147 or order online here.

Santo Domingo Intercontinental Gathering of Social and International Ministries

The Intercontinental Gathering of Social and International Ministries held this month in the Dominican Republic was an extraordinary meeting bringing together for the first time Jesuits and those working with them from Canada, US, Mexico, Central America and the Antilles.  The working languages were Spanish and English and the lively exchanges on ecology and extractive industries, inequality, violence and migrants were thought provoking and inspiring.  Attached are two personal reflections by attendees Marco Veilleux and Fr. Eduardo Soto Parra, SJ. 

Please read more on the meeting's Facebook page. Those who attended from our province will meet to debrief and plan follow up in mid-May.

Our recent 10-day solidarity visit in Chiapas

Here is an article from the Prairie Messenger, written by Archbishop-emeritus Sylvain Lavoie, about our recent 10-day solidarity visit in Chiapas, Mexico.

http://www.prairiemessenger.ca/16_03_16/Lavoie_16_03_16.html

The trip was co-organized by Michel Andraos of the Catholic Theological Union at Chicago, Jorge S. Santiago of the Museo jTatic Samuel Council in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, and Anne-Marie Jackson of the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice.

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