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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

La Campaña Mundial por la Educación sends a letter to the World Bank President calling for greater commitment to basic education

Due to the non-compliance of the World Bank in fulfilling its commitment to create a fund of 750 million dollars to promote basic education in the most impoverished countries, the Campaña Mundial por la Educación (Global Campaign for Education- GCE) has sent a letter to the President of the World Bank. This letter calls for … Continue reading

The International Federation of Fe y Alegría gains special consultative status in ECOSOC

Following significant negotiations, the International Federation of Fe y Alegría has been recognized by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) as having special consultative status. ECOSOC serves as a forum for discussing international economic and social concerns and formulating policy recommendations directed toward Member States and the United Nations system. This … Continue reading

The Global Ignatian Advocacy Network in Africa

“What is this GIAN thing that takes you away from the community every so often?”, asked one of the members of my community not too long ago. I was about to respond to him when I realised that the Secretary of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat at the Curia (SJES) was due to visit … 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

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

“And now our feet are standing within your gates, O Loyola”

They started arriving in Bilbao on Monday, the 13th of June 2011. From Kinshasa to Seoul; Bogota to Boston; from Melbourne to Madrid; Lusaka to London: they all streamed into Bilbao for onward travel to Loyola. The first to arrive was Augustin Kalubi SJ and the last was MK George SJ today. They are members … Continue reading

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