Jesuits in Africa

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.

Participants at the week-long Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar, in Nairobi, Kenya. / JCAM

Jesuits in Africa Reviewing Formation Program to Suit Current Mission Trends

Dec 20, 2019

Against the backdrop of changes in mission contexts globally and especially in Africa, members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) involved in the formation of candidates for their diverse Church ministry under the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) held a weeklong formation assembly last week during which 70 participants from across the continent, Jesuits and lay, deliberated on the situation of formation in their 485-year-old Society and sought to develop appropriate ways of forming their candidates for the contemporary mission.