Devastating flash floods have displaced thousands of people in Maban, South Sudan, where Irish Jesuit Tony O'Riordan SJ and his team in the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) are based.
People living in poor, rural communities in Zambia are not informed about their rights to demand access to health services, clean water and better schools. A project run by the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) is changing this.
“In looking ahead, it’s good to look back!” says Kenneth Simalalo SJ, Head Teacher of Loyola Jesuit Secondary School, Malawi, as he reflects on the last ten years which led to the recent graduation of a class of young men and women who will go on to shape the future.
The Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) in Nairobi, Kenya, was started in 2004 to respond to social and environmental issues. It is involved in healing the trauma caused by conflict and religious extremism and in protecting the natural environment from the damage being caused by the extractive industries.
Noelle Fitzpatrick is the new Country Director for JRS South Sudan and has previously worked with Irish Jesuit Missions and the Xavier Network. In this article she looks ahead to the future for South Sudan.