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.
Feb. 14, 2020 - Fr. Thomas L. Sheridan, SJ, was called to eternal life on Feb. 13, 2020. He was born on Dec. 17, 1926 in New York, N.Y., entered the Society of Jesus on July 30, 1944, and was ordained on June 22, 1957. He pronounced his final vows on Aug. 15, 1961 at Fordham University, Bronx, N.Y.
Feb. 10, 2020 - This month Pope Francis is asking us to join him in praying to hear the cries of migrants. "We pray that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal human smuggling and human trafficking, may be heard and considered."
Feb. 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.