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Jesuits in Africa

Official logo of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Laud Government’s “interventions” Toward Sustainability of Debt

Sep 12, 2022

Members of the Zambia-based Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have lauded the Southern African nation’s “interventions” toward sustainability of national debt.

Fr. Leonard Chiti. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Southern Africa Jesuit Provincial Urges Support for “poor” in Addressing Climate Change

Aug 14, 2022

A Catholic Priest at the helm of the Southern Africa Province (SAP) of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) has urged developed countries to support poor communities in addressing the challenge of climate change.

The official logo of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR)/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Jesuit Scholars Laud Zambia’s Interventions in Health, Agricultural, Education Sectors

Aug 12, 2022

Officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have lauded the government of Zambia for recruiting thousands of teachers and health workers, and for additional funds to support the agricultural sector.

Some basic food items. Credit: JENA

African Governments Must Act to Address Food Insecurity, Soaring Prices: Jesuit Department

Apr 30, 2022

Officials of an entity of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) are calling on African governments to take action to address the challenge of food insecurity and the rising prices of foodstuff. 

Members of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) and Lawmakers in Zimbabwe. Credit: JCAM

Jesuits in Africa Urge Zimbabweans to Track Government’s Commitment to Post-COVID Recovery

Apr 2, 2022

Members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa are calling on citizens of Zimbabwe to keep an eye on their government to ensure it fulfills its commitment toward post COVID-19 recovery. 

JCTR Executive Director, Fr. Alex Muyebe. Credit: JCTR

Strategies in Zambia’s State of Nation Address “step in right direction”: Jesuit Scholars

Mar 19, 2022

Strategies in Zambian President’s State of the Nation Address that touched on, among other issues, the fostering of constitution reforms and tackling climate change, are a “step in the right direction,” officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said. 

Representatives of the Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network – Africa (JENA) member organizations who met in Nairobi to discuss financing for post-COVID-19 recovery in Sub-Saharan Africa 26-27 January 2022. Credit: JENA

Africa Walking “financial tightrope”, Jesuits Say amid Calls for Global Support

Jan 28, 2022

African countries have plunged into an extreme financial crisis owing to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) have said, and called for increased global financing to support post-pandemic recovery efforts on the continent.

The Logo of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR). Credit: JCTR

Jesuit Scholars in Zambia Call for Constitutional Review after By-Election Cancellation

Jan 16, 2022

The decision by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) to cancel the Kabwata Constituency by-elections after one of the candidates withdrew from the polls is a reason for the Southern African country to review its Constitution, officials of the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) have said. 

New book on child Safeguarding launched at a Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar event on Saturday, 15 January 2022. Credit: JCAM

Jesuits’ Safeguarding Training Seeks to End Abusive Child Raising Structures in Africa

Jan 14, 2022

Most African cultures have a harsh way of raising children and do not always distinguish between disciplining the younger members of society and child abuse, a Kenyan child Safeguarding official at the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) has said.

JCTR Executive Director, Fr. Alex Muyebe. Credit: JCTR

Zambians “closely watching” to See Removed Fuel Subsidies Improving Lives: Jesuit Scholars

Dec 21, 2021

Zambians are closely monitoring the government to ensure it fulfills the promise of using resources realized from the removed fuel subsidies are used “to cushion the poor and vulnerable” members of the society, officials of a Jesuit institution in Zambia have said.

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Persistent Inequalities Weakening Efforts in Fight against HIV/Aids: Jesuits in Africa

Dec 1, 2021

Social, economic and structural inequalities are slowing down efforts to control the spread of HIV/AIDS, the leadership of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) has said.

The Official Logo of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM)/ Credit: JCAM

Planned Jesuit Conference to Advocate for “ecological restoration” in Africa: Official

Jun 9, 2021

The “food sovereignty” conference planned for later this month under the auspices of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) is expected to advocate for the protection of the environment and “ecological restoration” in Africa.

Jesuits in Africa and Madagascar have organized a three-day colloquium that aims to  develop a concrete response to Pope Francis’s clarion call to “say ‘never again’ to every form of abuse.” Credit: Jesuits in Africa and Madagascar (JCAM)

Planned Seminar by Jesuits in Africa, Response to Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter on Abuse

Apr 11, 2021

An upcoming international colloquium organized by members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa and Madagascar (JCAM), is a response to Pope Francis’ 2019  Apostolic Letter  “Vos estis lux mundi” that establishes procedural norms on dealing with sexual abuse in the Church, officials have said.

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Being Vaccinated against COVID-19 Part of “duty to care”: Jesuit Leaders in Africa

Mar 31, 2021

Members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa have, through their leadership, sought to encourage the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination program, saying being vaccinated is part of the Christian “duty do care.”

African Jesuit Aids Network (AJAN) logo / African Jesuit Aids Network

Jesuits in Africa and Madagascar Decry Shift in Attention from HIV and AIDS

Feb 2, 2021

The leadership of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) has noted with concern the shift of focus from HIV and AIDS that has seen other diseases prioritized.

A poster calling for an end to the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon.

Jesuits in Africa Demand End to Violence in Cameroon following Killing of School Children

Oct 28, 2020

Members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa have termed the shooting of children at a school in Cameroon, which left scores dead and many others injured as “a heinous and despicable act” and called on authorities in the Central African country to act fast in order to end the violence that continues to rock the country.

Logo of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM), the body that brings together Jesuit Major Superiors of Africa and Madagascar. / Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM)

Heal “injustice of poverty” in Africa to Successfully Contain COVID-19: Jesuits

May 16, 2020

Members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa and Madagascar have, in a Press Release May 15, expressed concerns about the level of poverty on the continent terming it an “injustice” and addressed various entities that could help address the challenge amid COVID-19 crisis.

JRS teachers in Chad with some of the posters and information materials they are using to create awareness about COVID-19 among the refugee communities. / Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

Jesuit Refugee Service Teachers in Chad Engage Refugees on COVID-19 Safety Measures

May 13, 2020

As schools in Chad remain closed due to COVID-19-related restrictions, teachers working under the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), the international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), are engaging refugees in the landlocked north-central African nation, conveying messages on safety measures to prevent the spread of the virus in the communities.

Participants at the just ended Jesuit conference for Africa and Madagascar in Nairobi. / Jesuits conference of Africa and Madagascar

Uganda Most Hospitable for Refugees, Hosts Most Displaced in the Region: Jesuits’ Report

Jan 24, 2020

The East African nation of Uganda is the most welcoming and hospitable country in the region for vulnerable refugees and immigrants seeking sanctuary from neighboring countries, members of the Society of Jesus (SJ) in Africa and Madagascar have confirmed at their three-day Conference held in Nairobi that concluded Wednesday, January 22. The conference also revealed that Uganda hosts the greatest number of displaced people including Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), refugees and asylum seekers. 

Fr. Charles Chilufya , Director of the Jesuits Justice Ecology Network Africa (JENA).

Jesuits in Africa Commit “to welcome, protect, promote, seek integration of migrants”

Jan 24, 2020

At the conclusion of a three-day conference in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, participants, mainly Jesuits ministering in Africa and Madagascar and their collaborators, resolved to show hospitality to migrants, refugees and the internally displaced within the African continent, welcoming, protecting, promoting and seeking their integration in society.