Why Should We Advocate for Migrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees?
January 6, 2020 — This National Migration Week, Jesuit leaders urge us to support and advocate for migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. “What does that mean? It means putting our own credibility on the line and saying, ‘I believe in this,’” says Jesuits West Provincial Fr. Scott Santarosa, SJ. This call for action comes after Jesuit Provincials met with the Department of Homeland Security in October to denounce the department’s increasingly harsh migration policies, such as Remain in Mexico and family detention. In this new year, Jesuit leaders reaffirm their commitment to fighting for those who seek refuge and encourage the Ignatian family to join these efforts.
April 1, 2020 - Last year, the Jesuits announced four new Universal Apostolic Preferences. One of these preferences was "To collaborate in the care of our Common Home," a call to protect the environment. To help answer this call, we will be sharing a series of monthly ecology reflections.
March 30, 2020 - Fr. Joseph A. O’Hare SJ, was called to eternal life on March 29, 2020, at 9 p.m. He was born on February 12, 1931 in New York, N.Y., entered the Society of Jesus at St. Andrew-on-Hudson, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on July 30, 1948, and was ordained on June 17, 1961. He pronounced his final vows on August 15, 1965.
March 24, 2020 — Today marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination and martyrdom of St. Oscar Romero, renowned archbishop of San Salvador and outspoken advocate for justice during El Salvador’s civil war.
March 23, 2020 - Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic that is currently taking place in our country and throughout the world, we are cancelling the 2020 Jesuits GALA in Boston. Read a letter from USA Northeast Jesuit Province Provincial Fr. John Cecero, SJ, on this difficult decision.