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Jesuit Companions in Indigenous Ministry: Around a fire that enkindles our hearts

30 September 2012
Vista aerea del rio Mekong que atraviesa la ciudad de Ho Chi Minh. Foto de: Pedro Walpole

Jojo Fung, SJ From Australia, East Timor, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, the Jesuit Companions in Indigenous Ministry (JCIM) gathered at Thu Duc, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 20 to 24 September to reflect on our communal experience of accompaniment and formation of the indigenous communities in the light of GC 34, D....
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The social apostolate focuses on ecology

25 June 2012
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Patxi Álvarez, SJ On the second week of June, the annual meeting of the social delegates of the Conference of Latin America and Caribe took place in Buenos Aires.  It was cold autumn at that time.  There were around 30 people coming from the Jesuit provinces in Latin America.  Among them there were the...
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Indigenous Peoples’ International Declaration on Self-Determination and Sustainable Development

25 June 2012
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Indigenous Peoples from all regions of the world met at the “Indigenous Peoples International Conference on Sustainable Development and Self Determination” from 17th to 19th June 2012 at the Museu da República in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We thank the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil for welcoming us to their homelands and express our solidarity...
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Four glimpses of the People’s Summit

22 June 2012
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Jaime Tatay FE Y ALEGRIA Fe y Alegria (FyA) is a “Movement for Integral Popular Education and Social Development.”  This movement directs its activities to the most impoverished and excluded sectors of the population, in order to empower them in their personal development and their participation in society.  FyA was born in Venezuela in...
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When we are not free: The role of teachers

30 March 2012
Teachers at APC. Photo Credit: APC

Pedro Walpole, SJ Today in the Philippines, the traditional respect for teachers as the point of truth and integrity in community is being whittled away, as has community.  And yet there are stories that show us all is not lost. I watch the teachers in our mountain community in Bukidnon, Philippines struggle with lesson...
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Engaging with indigenous young adults, from Bendum to Guyana

29 February 2012
Los adultos jóvenes de Bendum en aprendizaje albañilería, soldadura y habilidades de costura. Foto de: ESSC

Stefan Garcia, SJ I had come back to Bukidnon for the first time in seven years, somewhere that I have always described as my favorite place in the world.  This was my home visit to the Philippines, but it was also an opportunity to see a work that we could dream of setting up...
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God expects us also beyond the frontiers

24 November 2011
Indigenous Yanomami youth community members in Xapuri, Acre, Brazil. Photo Credit: Equipe Itinerante

Fernando Lopez, SJ in an interview on his encounters with indigenous cultures Fernando López, born in 1960 in Spain, entered the Society in 1985 and is a member of the North-East Brazil Province (Região dependente Brasil Amazônia, BAM).  He is also a member of Equipe Itinerante, a group that travels along the rivers of...
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Sharing power

21 January 2011
Whakatane sea and landscape with Moutohora Island Reserve in sight.  Photo credit: Pedro Walpole

Pedro Walpole What is it to share power or transform it? The world is changing not through the newsbytes on global television but by the creeping ill feeling that much is wrong in how the world is operating and that we must go deeper to find meaning and right relation. This was the overriding...
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Finding Peru in Bukidnon, Philippines

11 January 2011
An evening discussion in Bendum.

Kang Sonza and Sylvia Miclat For Father Jorge Beneito, SJ, being in the Philippines is not an “alien” experience as the tropical weather of the country is what he was used to in Peru, having lived in the mountains and cool areas of Cuzco. He spent 49 years of his Jesuit life in Peru,...
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‘Green’ Bishop Receives Alternative Nobel Prize

15 October 2010
Bishop Erwin Kräutler.  Photo credit:  Prelazia do Xingu, Altamira

A leading figure in Brazil’s environment movement, Erwin Kräutler, is one of the four winners of the Right Livelihood Award 2010, known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’. The 71-year-old Catholic Bishop of Xingu in the Amazon region is honoured for “a lifetime of work for the human and environmental rights of indigenous peoples and...
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