Launch of a book on the Church and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas
March 21, 2019 — On March 27, the book The Church and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas will be launched at McGill University's Newman Centre in the presence of Professor Michel Andraos, editor of the book, Christine Zachary-Deom, former head of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake, and Brian McDonough, lecturer at Concordia University and former director of the Office of Social Pastoral Care in the Archdiocese of Montreal.
This book builds on and enhances the papers presented at a conference held in November 2016 at the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology at DePaul University in Chicago, in partnership with the Catholic Theological Union. There are fourteen chapters, written by various authors, including Brian McDonough, a lecturer at Concordia University and former director of the Office de la pastorale sociale de l'archdiocèse de Montréal. It also includes a text by Eva Solomon CSJ, a religious of the Congregation of Saint Joseph and the eldest of the objiwe nation. She was one of the paddlers on the Canadian Canoe Pilgrimage, where she gave a moving testimony on the challenges of reconciliation.
This event is orchestrated by our companion Father John Meehan, SJ, Acting Director of the Newman Centre. A former president of Campion College, Father John is deeply committed to this process of reconciliation with Aboriginal peoples.
August 23, 2019 — During his visit to the Jesuit provinces of Asia, Father General of the Society of Jesus, Arturo Sosa, gave a speech to the lay people involved in the works and activities of the Society of Jesus in Taiwan. This speech was posted online by the General Curia of the Jesuits.
August 23, 2019 — According to Bill Blakeney, a lawyer working as legal counsel for the Jesuits of Canada, the process behind the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was both “frustrating” and “moving” at the same time.
August 11, 2019 — Do you have a passion for social justice? Canadian Jesuits International (CJI) is preparing a study tour in July 2020 for Canadian educators and anyone interested in social justice and global solidarity.
August 8, 2019 — This last article in the Prayer with Preferences series returns to the ultimate foundation of the whole process of Universal Apostolic Preferences, and thus to the basis of the whole discernment process that will guide their appropriation in the Jesuit apostolates and communities across Canada.
August 8, 2019 — The triennial Colloquium 2019: Building Communities of Justice and Hope Jesuit schools conference was an amazing experience for the team of ten Loyola High School staff members who attended this year.
August 8, 2019 — On July 31st, the Jesuits of Canada celebrated with two special masses the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. At the same time, this date marked the first year of the newly formed Canadian province. Jesuits, colleagues and friends came from all over.