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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

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

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

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

Discurso de apertura

Taller sobre Incidencia Ignaciana El Escorial noviembre 2008 Elías Royón, S.J. Como Provincial de España es para mí un honor acoger en Madrid la celebración de este Taller de Incidencia ignaciana. Mi más cordial bienvenida a todos los participantes que representáis la universalidad del cuerpo de la Compañía y de sus colaboradores en el trabajo … Continue reading

The last day: the real action starts

Saturday 15 November was the last day of the workshop, a day under the title “Where do we go? To which frontiers is the Lord calling us?”. One participant and member of the Facilitating Team from India, Xavier Jeyaraj, left the following comment on this blog which describes beautifully what most of us felt: Having … Continue reading

A day of experiences (1)

Today, Tuesday 11 November, started with a rosy dawn over the plains stretching from El Escorial, where we are, all the way to Madrid, where we have come from yesterday: Our morning prayer (including this video) reflected on the situation of the world, which we then asked God to transform so that God’s kingdom of … Continue reading

Homework before the workshop – tareas antes del taller

Participants: click here to log in and view all ENGLISH documents. If you read Spanish, please also click on the link below since there are additional documents that have not been translated into English. Other things you can do in this blog: – read all the experiences (responses to the questionnaire) that you have sent … Continue reading