Save our common Home

 

A call to the Jesuits of Africa to play their role in the universal mission of the church of saving our Common Home.

Save our “Common Home”

We are in the middle of a crisis! The world suffers from a very advanced cancer that needs urgent action and courage from the habitats of the world. This has been one of the messages repeated by speakers to more than 400 participants of the seminar hosted in Rome on July 5-6 2018 by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

High profile scientists came to share their latest evidences (findings) of how our common home is in ruin and the responsibility of human beings. Participants were reminded that 95% of the damage is caused by human activities. The world needs to change its concept of development and progress so as to change the trend of global warming and address climate change. We need to convert as many people as possible... We need ecological conversion of everyone living now on the planet earth. To achieve this goal we need to communicate with irrefutable words that show the urgency of the matter.
Theologians put in their own words one of the touching sentences of “Laudato Si” showing our ethical responsibility: “What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to the children who are now growing up?”
Finally those already doing something came to share how they are contributing to this holy and great work of evangelization of today. Jesuits from Africa were represented by Frs. Leonard Chiti, provincial of Zambia and Malawi and Rigobert Minani, who was invited to share with the participants the work of the Ecclesial Network of the Congo Basin forest (REBAC) . This initiative of safeguarding the second lung of the planet is today the best contribution of the Church in Africa that addresses global warming and climate change.
During the audience Fr. Chiti and Fr. Minani had a chance to greet the Pope who showed interest and support for REBAC. He called Jesuits in Africa to join efforts to promote integral ecology on the African continent. “The Jesuits of Africa are to play their role in the universal mission of the church of saving our Common Home”, he urged.

(Rigobert Minani S.J)

Fe y Alegria in Africa and Madagascar Going further still, Educating at the frontiers of humanity

Introduction:

fyeFe y Alegria (FyA) begun its maiden mission in Africa in the country of Chad in the year 2007, followed the country of Madagascar in 2015 and in Democratic Republic of Congo in 2018. It’s currently laying foundation in Guinea Conakry.

Fe y Alegria has made its mission to provide service to the most marginalised people in the continent by offering quality education. FyA is mostly in rural areas or in poor township neighbourhoods, working with the poorest people of the society.

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Jesuit Hakimani Centre improving equity and faireness in water management in Garissa County 

gar-picJesuit Hakimani Center has been working with the select Religious Leaders, Civil Society Organizations, and Water Service Providers to improve equity and fairness in water management for communities most affected by the adverse climate in Garissa County. Severe water scarcity in Garissa County is associated with extreme climate variability and deficiencies in water governance.

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Jesuit Centre for Leadership Development (JCLD)  in Collaboration with  AEGIS offered leadership course  to young people in Zambia

jcldOn Friday 13th July , 2018 a group of 50 young people received certificates of training after they completed a yearlong leadership development programme dubbed 'Purpose driven Leadership Development Programme (PLDP) under the aegis of the Jesuit Centre for Leadership Development (JCLD) in Lusaka, Zambia.

The PLDP is a response to the need to develop leaders in all spheres of society from business to politics.

 

The programme draws together 50 college and university youth between the ages of 17-24 years, from Zambian universities and colleges who are highly motivated to cause change in their lives and the lives of others. The main objective of this programme is to develop leadership skills and abilities among the young people, better preparing them for professional, public and community responsibilities.

 

The key unique feature of the PLDP is that it seeks to go beyond the traditional focus of leadership development that is placed on the development of leadership skills for their own sake. Therefore, the PLDP provides leadership formation to young people not as leaders but as human beings in their beliefs and behaviours, their thoughtfulness and self-respect. In this light, the programme introduces participants to such concepts of self-leadership as purpose, meaning, passion, self-innovation foundation beliefs, morals, values, principles, commitments, promises and relationships.

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Urumuri’s Efforts to Ease Access to Information on Development and Social Justice

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Imagine what the world would be without libraries? Libraries are so crucial when it comes to information and knowledge. Without libraries, we may never have traced histories of our past or learn about inventions that happened in the past. Everything would have been forgotten. Libraries stores information thus we can pass from one generation to the next generation. Without libraries we be doomed and non-informed citizens of the world

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