As the one-year anniversary of Pope Francis’ ground breaking encyclical on the environment, "Laudato Si': On the Care for Our Common Home" approaches, Jesuits and the collaborators have made much progress on climate change counter-measures as a moral imperative, and yet, there is much more to do.
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In the new report Providing Hope, Investing in the Future: Education in Emergencies & Protracted Crises, Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) confirms that education is a life-saving intervention for children and adolescents who are forcibly displaced from their homes.
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Jesuit Superior General Father Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, spent his 80th birthday week in El Salvador with provincials from Canada, the U.S., and Latin America to discuss a wide range of issues, from the needs of migrants and educational opportunities for the poor to environmental protection, and the rights of native people.
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Jesuit Refugee Service joined 10 other humanitarian organizations to urge the government of Kenya to reconsider the recent announcement that Kenya would close refugee camps in the country.
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It's that time of year again! Click here for the full list of speakers and dates for the 2016 commencement ceremonies at the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.
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May 6, 2016 — Jesuit Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, has received the 2016 Humanitarian of the Year award from the James Beard Foundation.
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April 30, 2016 — Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan, a peace activist and writer, died on April 30 in New York City at age 94.
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2017 Cuba pilgrimage has been cancelled.

September 18-29, 2016
Dublin, Galway, Killarney, Cliffs of Moher, Book of Kells, Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle, Ballintubber Abbey, St. Ignatius Church, and more.

In Memoriam
Father Jim Reites, SJ, a beloved member of many, varied communities at Santa Clara University for the past 41 years, unexpectedly entered into God’s peace on the night of April 15. He was 78 and served on the faculty of the Department of Religious Studies where he was associate professor and former department chair, and helped found the Xavier Residential Learning Community, where he served as faculty director.

Father George Joseph Koch, SJ, entered into God’s peace on January 31, 2016 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, after a brief illness. He was 88.

Former USF President Fr. John P. Schlegel, SJ, entered into God’s peace Nov. 15, after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year. Fr. Schlegel was USF’s 26th president and best known for growing the university’s enrollment, expanding student and faculty diversity, and successfully leading USF’s largest fundraising campaign to that point.


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