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Kerala, a ‘Dubai’ for Bengali Migrants

As I took my seat in Coromandal Express at Chennai Central station to go to Calcutta two months ago, I found 4 young boys between the ages of 18 and 25, already in the compartment stuffing a lot of luggage under the seat where I had my berth. They were my co-passengers in the same … Continue reading

Jesuit Refugee Service publishes booklet on advocacy

A new 36-page booklet addresses all aspects of JRS advocacy, from day-to-day work in favour of one or more individuals to longer-term activities seeking to change policies nationally, regionally and globally. The booklet gives a breakdown of the most important issues on which JRS advocacy is focused and provides concrete examples of concerns and positive … Continue reading

Advocacy y sensibilización en el SJM España: el cuaderno ‘Superar fronteras’ (Pep Buades SJ)

El 5 de mayo, el Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes (SJM) España presentaba el cuaderno Superar fronteras a los medios de comunicación. Esa noche empezaba la campaña para las elecciones municipales: las primeras en las que votaban residentes de algunos países extracomunitarios, y no solo españoles y ciudadanos de la UE. Los medios transmitieron un mensaje: … 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

Sunday and Monday in pictures

Hear the cry of the Poor, and help them tell their story – not yours! (Tom Greene SJ)

The title of this piece is a refrain for me as I advocate on behalf of the poor and marginalized. It developed from the experience of watching Nelio (not his actual name,) a young Honduran boy in immigration court in Houston, Texas. His case had been called up and he sat alone at the Respondent’s … Continue reading

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

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