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Bishops and Extractive Industries: A Human Face of Mining (Katherine Marshall)

In far flung corners of the world, religious leaders are protesting against mining companies and projects. What are their complaints? In Guatemala, they argue that gold mining poisons the water table, in Chad that painfully negotiated revenues that promised to ease the pain of poverty are nowhere in sight, in Ecuador that oil drilling devastates … Continue reading

Silence… its rumblings (DM Solomon SJ)

As soon as we turned the motorbike from the concrete road to the single lane path into to the bushes silence descended between Habil, my pillion rider, and me. The stony bushy hill was a difficult terrain to negotiate by a rickety motorcycle. The silence of the forest almost drowned the rambling sound of the … Continue reading

We are done! (for now)

The satisfaction and relief expressed in the faces of leaders, Core Group members and observers speak volumes about the hard work of the last six days. It will be sad to part but good to get some rest. Many of us will meet again in 2012, and in the meantime, there will be many, many … Continue reading

The Challenge of Advocacy: memories of a struggle in the 1980s (George Mutholil SJ)

The Loyola GIAN workshop is my first formal contact with the Network initiative, other than reading about it in the newsletters or listening to some talk or other. Beginning with the presentations of Julian, the presentations and much more the group work in the core group have given me a new understanding of the challenge … Continue reading

Sunday and Monday in pictures

Global Ignatian Advocacy Network: Defending the poor in a globalised world

A response to the call of General Congregation 35: “The complexity of the problems we face and the richness of the opportunities offered demand that we engage in building bridges between rich and poor and establishing advocacy links of mutual support between those who hold political power and those who find it difficult to voice … Continue reading

See you in Loyola!

Who are the people coming to Loyola for the General Workshop? Some of them we know already, others we are looking forward to meeting for the first time in June. From India, we will be joined by D.M. Solomon SJ, the director of the JOHAR Human Resources Development centre in the state of Jharkhand; Walter … Continue reading