Lead Magis+ Africa: 3 days of Learning, networking and Connecting

“Ignited! That is how we felt as we ended the Lead Magis+ Africa Conference on leadership development yesterday”exclaimed Clive Pawakwenyewa from Zimbabwe. The conference was an initiative of the Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network of Africa (JENA) that took place from 12 to 14 October 2019 at Center Christus, in Kigali Rwanda. The conference was […]

JCAM President Speech to the Youth

The opening ceremony of the Conference was graced by, among others, the President of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM), Fr. A.E. Orobator, the Regional Superior of the Jesuit Rwanda-Burundi Province, Fr. Jean Baptiste Ganza and the Rwanda Oxfam Country Director, Ms Alice Anukur. During his keynote address, Fr. Orobator acknowledged the difficulty […]

Call for Dialogue

On Saturday 7 September 2019 while certain parts of South Africa were experiencing or recovering from the horrifying incidents of xenophobia and sexual gender based violence (SGBV), the Jesuit Social Apostolate in South Africa and Africa Unite, a local human rights NGO, hosted a community dialogue in De Doorns. De Doorns is a township about […]

Femicide and Xenophobia in South Africa Expose Poor Leadership by Rampe Hlobo SJ

The past week in South Africa was arguably one of the most shameful weeks of the post-apartheid South Africa. Two of the many challenges that have plagued our country for a long time reared their ugly heads once more. Fatal Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and Xenophobia almost brought the country to a halt. Several […]

Believing in Young People’s Ability

I attended the Social apostolate and JENA Annual meeting from, 6-9 August 2019, in Johannesburg, in  the Jesuit jargon, the social apostolate is the social ministries that deals with social justice to be precise social issues affecting the poor. I found myself in the South African capital with several delegates, men and women, religious and […]

Towards Water Justice By Basil Ibrahim and Elizabeth Auma

Internationally, reports from a multitude of sources reveal the increased incidence of what has been called extreme water stress. More than mere shortages of water, this is an expression of how close large human settlements come to the exhaustion of water reserves. The cases of Chennai, India) and Cape Town, South Africa have made global […]

SDG 6 and Africa’s progress By Peter Knox, SJ

As I was growing up, “heavy metal” was a kind of pop music which used relied heavily on synthesisers, percussion, syncopation, and the guitar being distorted with the amlifier. When I began to work in the mining industry, the term took on another meaning, more closely related to the kinds of metals that were being […]

4 Concerns of Universal Apostolic Preferences

Speaking in South Africa to Radio Veritas South Africa, on the 7th August 2019 ,during the JENA Annual Assembly in August 2019, Fr Xavier Jeyaraj, S.J Director of Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat   focused on what his role as the advisor of Fr. General entails, that is simply to help Father General understand where the […]

Leveraging Ignatian Spirituality for Leadership Development

Justice and Ecology Network Africa has developed a program dubbed purpose-driven leadership development Programme (PLDP). This program is unique because it is anchored on the Ignatian Spirituality. The programme is designed for young people to introduce and explore concepts of purposeful, passionate, responsible and ethical leadership. The Spirituality-Leadership Nexus: Latest research shows that, today’s best […]

Stakeholder dialogue on agriculture value addition and manufacturing

As the Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection, had the honor of hosting a dialogue meeting to discuss Agriculture Value Addition and Manufacturing. The meeting was held at Cresta Golf View Hotel, Zambia with several stakeholders in attendance. Among them was The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Reserve Agency, , Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre, CSO SUN CSPR […]