eNews Bulletin October 2011


From the Ministries

Amid the devastation of repeated floods

Cambodia floodFloods have devastated Cambodia since August and at the beginning of October had affected 1.2 million people.  Tess O’Brien, a volunteer with Jesuit Refugee Service in Cambodia, provides an update. Read more

EAPI – 50 years and forging ahead

EAPI Anniversary BannerThe EAPI in Manila celebrated its 50 years since it became known as the East Asia Pastoral Institute in 1961. It was set up in 1955 by Fr. Joannes B. Hofinger SJ as the Institute of Missionary Apologetics.  However, the name was changed in 1961 as Fr José Maria Calle SJ, the last of the EAPI founding team, recounted in 2009. Read more

Across the Provinces

Continued protest to the Four Rivers project

Four Rivers ProjectWork is proceeding on the controversial Four Rivers Restoration Project despite Church and popular protest.  Fr Mun-su Park SJ, Director, Jesuit Research Center for Advocacy and Solidarity presents the background of the project that is destroying the ecology integrity of the affected area and reflects on the prophetic meaning of the protest. Read more

Indigenous ministry looks to the future

ASL JesuitsIn the small town of Sevenhill in the Clare Valley of South Australia, a handful of Jesuits gathered with representatives of Jesuit schools, ministries and Aboriginal colleagues to chart a path for the Australian Province’s Indigenous Ministry. Read more

Ateneo de Cagayan to be green campus with a blue heart

Fr Bobby YapThe new President of President of Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan, Fr Roberto “Bobby” Yap SJ began his term with a strong message regarding man’s need to reconcile with recreation. Read more

A mini-documentary on the universe

Cosmic third eyeFr Pedro Walpole SJ and Fr James Reuter SJ provide the narration for a mini-documentary that provides a quick 14-minute tour of the universe.  They describe in simple terms how the Big Bang really occurred and the discovery of neutrinos, galactic super-clusters, cosmic voids, and dark galaxies. Read more

Online support after losing someone to suicide

Support after suicideJesuit Social Services in Australia has created an online support service for people who have lost a loved one through suicide.  Launched on September 13, in conjunction with World Suicide Prevention Day, the Support After Suicide Online Community provides people who are bereaved by suicide the opportunity to meet in a confidential and safe environment. Read more

Other News

Healing our broken relationship with creation

Healing a broken worldFather General Fr Adolfo Nicolás SJ has called on all Jesuits to restore and heal humanity’s broken relationship with creation with the same urgency as we are called to serve a faith that does justice. Read more

Praying with Refugees from Somalia

SomaliOn October 5, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI launched an appeal to the international community to help people suffering famine in the Horn of Africa. Read more

Conference Calendar

JCAP Upcoming Events November 2011 - January 2012

Nov 27 - Dec 02Conference of Centres of Ignatian Spirituality Directors in Hong Kong
Jan 15 - 21Meeting of Novice Masters and Vocation Directors in Sabah, Malaysia
Jan 24 - 27JCAP Major Superiors' Assembly in Sydney, Australia

The complete JCAP calendar can be viewed here.