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Jesuits in Asia Pacific: News Bulletin November 2013

JCAP News

Environment Outlook 2013

JCAP Environment Outlook 2013The Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific has published an environmental report that presents a brief overview of key environmental concerns, advocacy initiatives, events, policies and discoveries in Asia Pacific. Titled "Environment Outlook 2013", the report is based on the responses of Jesuits and collaborators in reconciling with creation, as seen in visits and levels of engagement with Jesuit provinces, institutes and schools in this part of the world in the last months.  MORE 

From the Provinces

Rebuilding after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

Typhoon Haiyan - SLB relief efforts to CulionThree weeks after Typhoon Haiyan (“Yolanda” in the Philippines) wreaked widespread devastation on the Philippines, the survivors are slowly beginning to pick up the pieces.

The official death toll of 5,500 as of November 27 makes the typhoon the deadliest storm in the country’s history – and the number of dead is expected to increase.  MORE

From the Provinces

Sophia University celebrates 100 years

Sophia University 100th anniversarySophia University, the Jesuit university in Japan, celebrated its 100th anniversary on November 1 with a memorial mass in the morning and a formal centenary ceremony in the afternoon. Some 4,200 people attended the ceremony held at the Tokyo International Forum, including Their Imperial Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan. Pope Francis sent a message through his special envoy to the ceremony, His Eminence Cardinal Raffaele Farina.  The Pope invited the university "to celebrate its historical and spiritual heritage," and "to reflect on modern society" according to a dialogue which respects and understands differences. MORE

Other Jesuit News

A call for spiritual leaders

Fr Adolfo Nicolas SJ at Loyola ChicagoIn his recent visit to the United States, Fr Adolfo Nicolás SJ, superior general of the Society of Jesus, met for the first time with all presidents and board of trustee chairs of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the country.  During this historic meeting at Loyola University Chicago on October 11, Fr Nicolás shared his thoughts on how the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Society of Jesus) can inspire the presidents’ and chairs’ leadership of their institutions today.  MORE

Conference Calendar
December 19 to 31, 2013

In this issue

  • Environment Outlook 2013
  • Developing Ignatian teachers
  • Rebuilding after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility in China
  • Solidarity with families threatened in land dispute
  • Sophia University celebrates 100 years
  • Encouraging reflection and dialogue in the Ignatian tradition
  • A call for spiritual leaders
  • The Living Word
  • Praying with paintbrushes

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Jesuits in Asia Pacific: News Bulletin October 2013

JCAP News

Re-creating the Apostleship of Prayer in Asia

Apostleship of prayer logoWhat is the face of the Apostleship of Prayer in Asia? This was the main question delegates at the 5th Apostleship of Prayer Asian Conference had to address as they gathered to discuss how to re-create the apostolate. 

“Four years ago, Father General, who is our Apostleship of Prayer Director General, asked us to re-create this Church service that had declined worldwide and seemed no longer attractive to Jesuits and middle aged or young Catholics,” said Fr Claudio Barriga SJ, Director General Delegate, who convened the meeting held in Cebu City, Philippines from October 11 to 15, 2013. MORE 

From the Provinces

Jesuits in Mindanao: The Mission

Jesuits in Mindanao: The Mission“They march and fight and risk their lives, unknown and poorly rewarded,” said Fr Miguel Bernad SJ of the Jesuit missionaries in Mindanao in the early years.  Their lives and those of subsequent Jesuit missionaries in Mindanao is the subject of a new coffee table book titled Jesuits in Mindanao: The Mission.  The book, which shows a white-cassocked priest riding a carabao (water buffalo) on its cover, was launched in Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, recently.  Its publisher Ramoncito Ocampo Cruz said it was produced to honour Jesuits, past and present, who dedicated their lives to the transformation of the people in Mindanao for the greater glory of God. MORE

From the Provinces

Help Visayas

Visayas earthquake October 2013A call has gone out for donations for the relief efforts for survivors of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck in Central Visayas earlier this month, affecting more than 3 million people.  The refrain, “Tabang Visayas” (Help Visayas), is being used by Jesuit work Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB) and Ateneo de Cebu as they work together to respond to cries for assistance from the affected communities in Bohol.  Donations will be used to provide for the immediate needs of the least and unreachable communities in the province of Bohol. MORE

Other Jesuit News

On migration and asylum, and on Syria

European Jesuit Provincials with Fr General October 2013The Jesuit Provincials of Europe and the Middle East, together with the Provincials of Africa-Madagascar, issued a statement on migration and asylum on October 25, 2013.   That same day, the Provincials of Europe and Middle East also issued a declaration on Syria. MORE

Conference Calendar
November 10 to 15

In this issue

  • Re-creating the Apostleship of Prayer in Asia
  • Jesuits in Mindanao: The Mission
  • Help Visayas
  • Collaborating for education in Myanmar
  • Ateneo de Naga celebrates 75 years
  • Messages of peace from survivors
  • Learning about China at the Beijing Centre
  • On migration and asylum, and on Syria
  • An Advent pilgrimage
  • An Encyclopaedia of the Society

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Jesuits in Asia Pacific: News Bulletin September 2013

From the President

Dialogue, discernment, frontier

Jesuit sealWith a Pope whose language and behaviour so closely reflect his Jesuit identity, the Society of Jesus is enjoying a period of encouragement in its mission.  Pope Francis models a discerning, compassionate, pastoral approach for the Church. Each day he surprises us, yet his initiatives make sense to many people, whether believers or not, whether Christians or not.  MORE 

From the Provinces

Jesuit response to Mindanao crisis

Zamboanga  crisisThe Jesuits in the Philippines have called for support for the people affected by the recent standoff between the Philippines government and a Muslim separatist group in Mindanao.  In a letter dated September 13, Philippine Provincial Fr Antonio Moreno SJ said, “I strongly appeal to our Jesuit communities, ministries and partners in apostolates to pray for peace, perhaps organizing or joining prayer assemblies, initiating or participating in discussion groups and inter- faith initiatives that promote solidarity.”  MORE

From the Provinces

Loving the Poor

Service Learning Programme 2013 completed houseXavier University undergraduate Mary Joy Conquilla never dreamt that she would ever build a house as a gift, but she recently did just that in a Jesuit education programme conceived to encourage students to apply Ignatian pedagogy in their everyday lives.  

“I never thought that in my whole existence, I'll be doing things like mixing cement, painting and cutting steel bars, putting cement on walls and those kinds of things for a family that I did not know well. … The construction experience for me was THE BEST experience for me,” she said.  MORE

Jesuit Formation

Forming Myanmar Jesuits for the priesthood

New Myanmar deacons Joseph AikMaung SJ (L) and Titus TinMaung SJ (R) with Fr Wilbert Mireh SJ (centre) William Paul knows well the challenges that come with preparing Myanmar men for the priesthood: the young man from Western Bago Division was just 21 when joined the Jesuits in 2005, and saw first hand the impact of the country’s authoritarian military dictatorship on his fellow novices.

“Here we have a fear, because of living under the military, a kind of fear to open up oneself to the other person, especially those who have authority,” he says. MORE

Other Jesuit News

Exclusive interview with Pope Francis

Pope Francis with Fr Antonio Spadaro SJJesuit journals around the world have published an exclusive interview with Pope Francis.  The interview was conducted by Fr Antonio Spadaro SJ, editor in chief of La Civiltà Cattolica, the Italian Jesuit journal, over the course of three meetings held in August 2013 in Rome.  His questions were consolidated from those sent by several major Jesuit journals includingLa Civiltà CattolicaThinking Faith and America.  In the interview, Pope Francis speaks movingly and candidly about what it means for him to be a Jesuit, and about the experiences and influences that have shaped his life, including his years as a Jesuit superior in Argentina.  READ THE INTERVIEW 

Conference Calendar
October 20 and 21

In this issue

  • Dialogue, discernment, frontier
  • Jesuit response to Mindanao crisis
  • Three new Jesuit priests in Vietnam
  • Thirteen Jesuits ordained deacon in Manila
  • Loving the Poor
  • The value of a good education
  • Eureka Street receives top prize
  • Forming Myanmar Jesuits for the priesthood
  • Exclusive interview with Pope Francis
  • Pope Francis appeals for hospitality and justice during visit to JRS
  • Hearts on Fire

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Jesuits in Asia Pacific: News Bulletin August 2013

From the President

The fruit of love is service

Mother TeresaSince several days Manila is gripped by Typhoon Maring (Trami), resulting in widespread displacement and hardship.  The help given by the Jesuit-led Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan to many families made homeless by flooding reminds me of a story, told reputedly by the Hindu philosopher Radhakrishnan.  More

JCAP News

First formators’ training held

Formation for Formators seminarThe Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific recently held its first Formation for Jesuit Formators seminar.  Held from August 5 to 16 in the Philippines, the seminar is the first of three modules that will be conducted in three consecutive years. The 22 formators who participated are current and future formation directors and staff of novitiates, scholasticates and seminaries in the Conference. They hail from nine provinces and regions – Indonesia, Korea, China, Australia, Myanmar, East Timor, Malaysia-Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines.  More

From the Provinces

Australian Province issues statement on refugees and asylum seekers   

Australian Jesuit province

In a statement dated August 25, 2013, World Day of Migrants and Refugees in Australia, Australian Jesuit Provincial Fr Steve Curtin SJ says Australians need to stop being indifferent to the plight of asylum seekers and start seeing them as human beings like us, in dire need of our help.  More

From the Provinces

Walking with Íñigo - the Ignatian Camino

Ignatian camino route

 

In September, 20 pilgrims from Australia will walk the 640 km pilgrim route taken in 1522 by Íñigo López de Loyola (who later became Saint Ignatius of Loyola) from his home in Spain’s Basque country to Montserrat and Manresa.  More

Jesuit Formation

The Spiritual Exercises in installation art

Br Eric Esteba SJ, Sch Alvin Laput SJ and Sch Eric S Escandor SJThree Filipino Jesuits came up with an interactive version of the Spiritual Exercises for Ateneo de Manila University’s Ignatian Festival in July.  Using installation art, Br Eric Esteba SJ, Sch Alvin Laput SJ and Sch Eric S Escandor SJ developed CONTEMPLATIO, a 45-minute prayer exercise designed mainly for young people who want to deepen their faith and enrich their Ignatian identity.  More

Other Jesuit News

Pope Francis celebrates Ignatius’ Feast Day Mass with fellow Jesuits

Pope Francis celebrates feast day mass with fellow JesuitsPope Francis celebrated the Feast of St Ignatius on July 31 with around 300 Jesuits and close collaborators at the Gesù Church in Rome.  In his homily, he spoke to three themes, referring repeatedly to the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius, a compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices to help people deepen their relationship with God.  More

Conference Calendar
September 10

In this issue

  • The fruit of love is service
  • First formators’ training held
  • Australian Province issues statement on refugees and asylum seekers
  • 70 years a Jesuit
  • MAGIS “nation” of God’s children
  • Walking with Inigo - the Ignatian Camino
  • Caring for Burmese refugees in Mae Sot
  • The Spiritual Exercises in installation art
  • Pope Francis celebrates Ignatius’ Feast Day Mass with fellow Jesuits

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Jesuits in Asia Pacific: News Bulletin - July 2013

From the President

Build bridges, not walls

Akashi Kaikyo bridge, JapanJuly 31 is the feast of St Ignatius Loyola, who died in 1556.  Ignatius is known as the founder of the Society of Jesus but, as his feast day approaches, I am reminded that he founded the Society in concert with two others – Francis Xavier, who we in this Conference hold especially dear for he crossed the known world to Japan and reached the shores of China, and Peter Faber (Pierre Favre).  The three – Ignatius, Francis and Peter - shared a room during their studies at the University of Paris, and co-founded the Society of Jesus. Peter Faber was the first of the first companions to be ordained a priest.  More

JCAP News

Collaboration is our salvation

JCAP Social Apostolate meeting 2013 practice session In late June, Singapore suffered from the worst ever haze in its history. The haze came from forest fires in Sumatra, across the Malacca Strait. A row broke out between some government officials in Singapore and Indonesia. This unfortunate incident provided a somewhat fitting backdrop to the annual Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific Social Apostolate meeting which took up the theme of collaboration.  More

From the Provinces

Centre for young adults opens in Sydney

Jesuit Australia Cardoner Project Bellarmine House Young adults will be able to continue their Ignatian formation as they enter university life with the opening of Jesuit House in Sydney. In this letter to the Province, Australian Provincial Fr Steve Curtin SJ says the house, part of The Cardoner Project, now has a community of young men living there and has begun functioning as a venue for formation and prayer, as well as socialising.  More

From the Provinces

Bringing Battambang, Cambodia to Singapore

Battambang Arrupe Tahen dance troupeIn the early hours of June 18, 73 Cambodians, a mix of students from the Arrupe Welcoming Centre for the disabled and St Joseph’s Parish Tahen, boarded a plane to Singapore for a two week cultural dance tour. A mixture of excitement and anticipation flowed through the aircraft, as teachers and support staff tried to complete the Singapore immigration documents before landing.  The Battambang Arrupe Tahen Dance Troupe had been invited to Singapore to perform at the CHARIS humanitarian forum on June 22.  More

Other Jesuit News

Fr General tells WYD pilgrims to “keep eyes, heart open”

Jesuit Superior General Adolfo Nicolas mass at MAGIS Brazil 2013SALVADOR, Brazil (CNS) -- Using the example of a big-hearted giraffe, the superior general of the Jesuits, Father Adolfo Nicolas, told 2,000 World Youth Day pilgrims: "Keep your eyes and your hearts open."

The young people from around the world -- mostly students from Jesuit universities -- gathered in Salvador July 12 for a 10-day, pre-World Youth Day programme known as Magis, which means "the more" in Latin. The programme is designed for the young people to examine their lives to see how they can do more for Christ and for others.  More

Conference Calendar
August 2 to 24

In this issue

  • Build bridges, not walls
  • Collaboration is our salvation
  • A vital role for communication in Timor-Leste
  • Centre for young adults opens in Sydney
  • Loyola School of Theology has new president
  • Bringing Battambang, Cambodia to Singapore
  • Fostering peace and inter-religious dialogue through film
  • Making new friends, and opening up new horizons
  • Working for the needy in Timor-Leste
  • Fr General tells WYD pilgrims to “keep eyes, heart open”
  • Fr General Adolfo Nicolás SJ on youth, new media, silence, vocations and Pope Francis

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Jesuits in Asia Pacific: News Bulletin - June 2013

JCAP News

JCAP Education on the move

JCAP education group meeting 2013There was much delight at the recent JCAP Education meeting in two significant developments.  Fr Christopher Gleeson SJ, JCAP Education Secretary and meeting chairman, shared that the group learnt a good deal from inaugural Principal, Fr Plinio, about the beginning in January of the new school in Timor-Leste, Colégio de Santo Inácio de Loiola.  More.

From the Provinces

A Jesuit school for Cambodia

Cambodia schoolFather General Adolfo Nicolás SJ has given his permission for the establishment of an education project in Cambodia.   The school, as proposed in the report Discerning a Major Focus for our Education Project in Cambodia, comprises a medium sized secondary school with four classes in each grade and a small primary school with two classes in each grade.  It will include a teacher training resource centre and a hostel for trainee teachers.  More.

From the Provinces

The First Spiritual Exercises hit the streets

The First Spiritual ExercisesFr Michael Hansen SJ says he hopes the launch of his new book will help open up even more people to a model of spirituality that harkens back to Ignatius’ earliest ministry.  The First Spiritual Exercises: Four Guided Retreats, published by Ave Maria Press, was launched at Campion Retreat Centre in Melbourne on May 24.  More.

Jesuit Formation

First vows and new vocations

Jesuit Vietnam province first vows May 2013As vocations fall in many provinces around the world, the Society of Jesus continues to receive good numbers for vocations in Vietnam.  On May 31, the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 15 Vietnamese men took their first vows of chastity, poverty and obedience as Jesuits.  More.

Other Jesuit News

Ignatian themes in Pope’s address to students

Pope Francis meeting with students of Jesuit schoolsPope Francis drew on some Ignatian themes in his prepared text for his meeting with students from Jesuit schools on June 7.   His message was as much to Jesuit educators as to the students. The Pope spoke of interior freedom, of being men (and women) with and for others, of finding God in our daily life.  He wrote: “learn to read the signs of God in your life. He always speaks to us, also through the events of our time and of our everyday existence. It is up to us to listen to him.”  More.

Conference Calendar
July 3 to 5

In this issue

  • JCAP Education on the move
  • New book for reconciling with creation
  • A Jesuit school for Cambodia
  • Preparing for MAGIS
  • The First Spiritual Exercises hit the streets
  • Rising to the challenge
  • Respect right of refugees to sanctuary, sustenance and education
  • First vows and new vocations
  • Ignatian themes in Pope’s address to students
  • A spirituality that reconciles us with creation

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Jesuits in Asia Pacific: News Bulletin - May 2013

From the Provinces

A clear and obvious blessing

Wilbert Mireh SJ ordinationIt was the moment in which the Society of Jesus finally came to life in Myanmar: the ordination of the country’s first ever Jesuit priest, Fr Wilbert Mireh SJ. Watching on among the throngs of faithful who packed Christ the King Cathedral in Loikaw, in Kayah State in the country’s east on May 1, Myanmar scholastic William-Paul gave quiet thanks for an event whose implications would reverberate far beyond the people who had gathered here to witness it.  More.

From the Provinces

Supporting forests and communities

Banteay Prieb tree nurseryIn a piece of land measuring 5m x 11m, we began building late last year a simple structure of wooden posts and a nylon mesh roof for the purpose of growing seedlings of hardwood trees native to Cambodia. Located within Banteay Prieb, the Jesuit-run vocational school for people with disabilities, the tree nursery is a collaborative effort of the agriculture students of the centre and their teacher Mr Mam Sony. More.

Jesuit Formation

Receiving the spirit of peace

First vows of new Myanmar JesuitsDays after the ordination of Myanmar’s first Jesuit priest, three young men took their first vows in Taunggyi, reflecting the Jesuit revival that began when the Society returned to the country in 1998.

Novices John Bosco Oo, Saw John Paul Thurein and Peter Mwe Aung Seng were surrounded by their families as they took their vows at the Holy Infant Jesus parish in the grounds of Payaphyu, an orphanage and home for the handicapped in Taunggyi in Shan State on May 5. The Jesuit novitiate is located in the same compound.  More.

Other Jesuit News

Fr General is new head of religious orders 

Fr Adolfo Nicolas SJFr Adolfo Nicolás SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, has become the new President of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG). The UISG represents the superior generals of the more than 200 male religious congregations in the world today. More

Conference Calendar
June 24 to 28, 2013

In this issue

  • A clear and obvious blessing
  • Fighting human trafficking
  • Supporting forests and communities
  • Receiving the spirit of peace
  • Fr General is new head of religious orders
  • Ricci sainthood cause moves to the Vatican
  • First Jesuit university in India

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Jesuits in Asia Pacific: News Bulletin - April 2013

JCAP News

JCAP annual report 2013

JCAP annual report 2013The Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific has published its 2013 annual report, Jesuits in Asia Pacific 2013.  The document offers Jesuits, collaborators and friends a report by Conference President Fr Mark Raper SJ on 2012, articles on four key areas for the Conference that year - education, formation, spirituality and international works, and a brief look forward to 2013.  Read more.

From the Provinces

Caring for prisoners in Dili

Brother Tha SJ at Becora prison DiliThe Jesuits in Dili celebrate the Holy Eucharist at the prison in Becora, Dili on the second Sunday of every month.  Prompted by Pope Francis’ celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at a prison in Rome, Brother Noel Oliver SJ shares his impressions of the Jesuits’ prison ministry in Dili.  Read more.

Jesuit Formation

Encounters in Myanmar

Shwesandaw Paya in BaganKorean Scholastic Benedict Kim Kundong SJ shares his encounters with people and places in a trip he made around Myanmar, after his regency in Yangon. Read more.

Other Jesuit News

UNHCR-Jesuit agreement on higher education for the forcibly displaced

JC:HEM student taking a diploma course online The UN refugee agency and the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), through its partner Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins initiative (JC:HEM), signed in April an agreement to enhance higher education opportunities for refugees and other forcibly displaced people through online and on-site courses.  Read more.

Obituary

Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian SJ – in memoriam

Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian SJBishop Jin of Shanghai, a prominent and controversial figure in the Church of China, died on April 27 aged 96 following a long struggle against pancreatic cancer.  His prominence was reflected in the title of his biography Le Pape Jaune (the Yellow Pope), written by French journalist Dorian Malovic in 2006.  Fr Michael Kelly SJ offers this article in memoriam.  Read more.

Conference Calendar
May 22 to 24, 2013

In this issue

  • JCAP annual report 2013
  • Development officers discuss best practices
  • Caring for prisoners in Dili
  • Schools collaborate and deepen relations around their river catchment
  • Redfern Jarjum College officially opens
  • Encounters in Myanmar
  • UNHCR-Jesuit agreement on higher education for the forcibly displaced
  • Frederico Lombardi SJ named Communicator of the Year
  • Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian SJ – in memoriam

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Jesuits in Asia Pacific: News Bulletin - March 2013

From the President

By deeds and words

Pope Francis

From his very first words as Bishop of Rome, our new Pope Francis revealed a gracious respect for the religious belief, freedom of conscience and dignity of each person – values and behaviour so essential for Christians in Asia Pacific.  His first blessing was a simple, modest acknowledgement of the conscience of each person:  "Since many of you are not members of the Catholic Church, and others are not believers, I cordially give this blessing silently, to each of you, respecting the conscience of each, but in the knowledge that each of you is a child of God. May God bless you!" Read more.

JCAP News

JCAP is on Facebook

FacebookThe Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific now has a Facebook page.  Like it at www.facebook.com/JesuitConferenceAsiaPacific.

From the Provinces

RJM collaborators in Timor-Leste

Jesuits with RJM collaboratorsIn February, the Jesuits in Timor-Leste welcomed their latest collaborators in their education mission – the Religious of Jesus and Mary (RJM).  On February 2, Sr Rosaria Pimenta, Provincial of the Religious of Jesus and Mary (Gujarat Province) arrived in Timor-Leste with Sr Selma D’Souza and Sr Mary Francis, who are the congregation’s first sisters to be based in the country. Read more.

Other Jesuit News

The Society and Pope Francis

Fr General Adolfo Nicolas with Pope FrancisPope Francis is the first Jesuit Pope.  In a statement issued on March 14, Father General Adolfo Nicolás SJ gave thanks to God for the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio SJ as the Pope, which he said “opens for the Church a path full of hope”. We republish here Fr General’s statement, Pope Francis’ response, and Fr General’s report of his visit with Pope Francis on March 17. Read more.

Conference Calendar
April 4 to 5, 2013

In this issue

  • By deeds and words
  • Challenging times for the Myanmar Mission
  • Water for all
  • EATEP 2013
  • RJM collaborators in Timor-Leste
  • Forty Years of Indigenous Ministry
  • Helping ethnic minority children get an education
  • Teacher turns builder to realise education dream
  • The Society and Pope Francis
  • Deliberation for Social Action

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Jesuits in Asia Pacific: News Bulletin - February 2013

From the Provinces

Jesuit university proposed in Hong Kong

Proposed Jesuit Liberal Arts College - public seminarPlans for a Jesuit Liberal Arts College (JLAC) in Hong Kong reached a new level in January with the convening of a two-day inaugural College Board of Trustees meeting. The trustees gathered in Hong Kong to discuss the academic and strategic planning of the JLAC and visit the Queen’s Hill site, where the Jesuits hope to locate the university. Read more.

From the Provinces

Planting trees at the Killing Fields

Planting together for Interfaith Harmony Week in CambodiaOn January 27, Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims, both foreigners and Khmer, gathered together at Choeung Ek, otherwise known as the Killing Fields of Cambodia, to remember and pray for the thousands of innocent Cambodians who were executed there under the Khmer Rouge regime.  The remembrance of the genocide victims that afternoon was part of the commemoration of World Interfaith Harmony Week, which concluded with the planting of several trees within Choeung EkRead more.

Other Jesuit News

On Global Ignatian Advocacy Networks

Global Ignatian Advocacy NetworksThe Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat has released "Promotio Iustitiae no.110", a document dedicated to the Global Ignatian Advocacy Networks, which are centred on five areas – Ecology, Right to Education, Management of Natural Resources and Minerals, Migration, and Peace and Human Rights.  Read more.

Conference Calendar
April 4 to 5, 2013

In this issue

  • Jesuit university proposed in Hong Kong
  • Vietnam Province looks to the future
  • Fun and learning as Jarjum opens
  • Planting trees at the Killing Fields
  • Media training Taiwan’s bishops
  • On Global Ignatian Advocacy Networks

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