Children first

children first Kenya
Fr Corbinian Kyara SJ

The ongoing campaign in Kenya, and other parts of Africa, of educating both children and adults on forms and effects of child abuse and the need to establish concrete measures to protect children, has resulted in an increased number of people who understand, support and appreciate the importance of having in place policies and procedures to protect children. As will be discussed below, education empowers and creates awareness, the necessary conditions for durable social change and child safeguarding in Kenya.

Irish men behind the Missions: Fr John Moore SJ

Fr John Moore

The Irish Jesuit Missions continues its series of interviews with Fr John Moore SJ. From ecologist to theologian, Fr John Moore SJ takes us though his life’s story in Ireland and Zambia.

Universal Children’s Day 2016

Universal Childrens Day

Photo credit: Zerene Haddad / Jesuit Refugee Service

Sunday 20th November is Universal Children’s Day, dedicated to promoting the rights of the child. Pope Francis has launched an appeal “to the conscience of all, institutions and families, that children always be protected and their wellbeing safeguarded, so that they never fall prey to forms of slavery, recruitment for armed groups, and maltreatment.”

Can we stick to our Christian beliefs?

Gerry Clarke SJ

Family and friends of deceased Irish Jesuit missionaries gathered for the annual mass on Sunday 6th November held by the Irish Jesuit Missions. This year Fr John Guiney SJ was not present due to his commitments to the General Congregation 36 meetings in Rome. Fr Gerry Clarke SJ, the Parish Priest at St Francis Xavier’s Church in Gardiner Street, Dublin, threw out a challenge to the congregation in the following homily.

Annual Memorial Mass 2016 for deceased Irish missionaries

candle ceremony

A large group of family and friends of deceased Jesuit Missionaries gathered for our annual Mass on Sunday 6th November. This year Fr John Guiney SJ was unable to be present due to his commitments to the General Congregation 36 meetings in Rome. Fr John was present in spirit and his greeting was read out. He updated all on the proceedings in Rome and wrote:“ The most important part of the experience is to meet 214 other companions from all over the world—from India, Latin America, China, South East Asia, Africa, North America and Europe.

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