2019 Elections in Canada: A Tool for Reflection and Action
October 4, 2019 — The federal election campaign in Canada is in full swing. On October 21, citizens will have to choose between various platforms. This is why the Justice, Reconciliation and Ecology Commission of the Jesuit Province of Canada has prepared a tool to encourage discernment and action. In view of the challenges that are important to Canadians and in light of our pursuit of the common good, they have identified four topics on which we are invited to reflect either personally or in group.
This document also provides us with a list of questions to ask your MPs around four themes: climate crisis, the Canadian Ombudsman in the international extractive sector, fair relations with indigenous people as well as migration. Feel free to share this resource widely.
January 27, 2020 — “We are recalibrating the project,” summed up Fr. Leonard Altilia, S.J., director of the Projet Nouveau Gesù. Following new developments, the scale of the project has to be revised and new avenues have been envisaged.
January 10, 2020 – “I’m tired of only hearing about Haiti’s problems in the news. We have problems but we aren’t a problem.” That is the plea that the Superior of the Jesuits in Haiti, Jean-Denis Saint-Félix, SJ, makes on the 10th anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck the country in January 2010.
January 10, 2020 – Last November the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat in Rome marked its first fifty years with a Jubilee gathering. Dozens of global delegates came together for a week of celebration, networking and discernment.
Father Gábor Kiss died at 11:30 am on December 23rd at René Goupil House in Pickering, Ontario (Canada). He was in his 96th year, and was in religious life for 74 years. His life of service can best be expressed by his usual reply: “I strive to do the best possible.”
December 13, 2019 – Caring for our common home is one the new Universal Apostolic Preferences. How exactly do we go about doing this? Fr. John McCarthy's job is to encourage all Jesuits and their colleagues in the Province to imagine different ways of working towards this preference.
December 20, 2019 – The Advent season is often filled with beautiful stories of solidarity. This year, one such story takes place at St. Bonaventure’s College in St. John’s Newfoundland, part of the Jesuit Schools Network.