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I recently watched the documentary The Social Dilemma, currently showing on Netflix. It is a disturbing exposé of the moral and ethical issues that have arisen from social media. In it, former executives for organizations such as Facebook; Instagram and Twitter, reveal their horror at how we have become unwitting ...
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As lockdown levels during the Covid-19 pandemic drop around the world, we hear calls from religious leaders to return to (or closer to) normal services. We are even hearing in the Catholic Church the familiar language of ‘Sunday obligation’. Will this happen? At least one senior prelate, Cardinal Archbishop Jean-Claude ...
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President Ramaphosa announced that we are to move, at last, to Level 1. Most welcome, for many I’m certain, is that religious gatherings will now be permitted with congregations at 50%, up to 250 persons indoors and 500 outdoors, but only 100 for funerals. Importantly “Health protocols, such as washing ...
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“Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead…”
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Luke 10:25 Monday, 19 October 2020 Luke 10:25-37 Contrary to some earlier expectations, Pope Francis’ new encyclical Fratelli Tutti is not about Covid-19 but about the global political disease in which Covid thrives. Francis makes this clear by pointing out that Covid-19 is “exposing our false securities. Aside from the ...
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John 14:27 Friday, 16 October 2020 John 14:27 We have been reflecting, over the past few days, on decision making. When faced with a decision between two or more good things, we need to discern. By seeking to be in a place of poised freedom, open to whichever alternative, we ...
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Galatians 5:22 Thursday, 15 October 2020 Galatians 5:22-25 One of the ways of praying about our decision is to use our imagination prayerfully and to notice our feelings. For example, if I am trying to decide between continuing to teach in a school, or whether to study to become a ...
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LISTEN: Reflection for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time — Year A
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Join Fr David Rowan SJ as he reflects on the readings for Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time— Year A Read the texts in your Bible or hover your mouse over the references below to see the texts. Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80; Philippians 4:6-9; Matthew 21:33-43 If you regularly visit our ...
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Join Nobert Munekani SJ as he reflects on the readings for Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time— Year A Read the texts in your Bible or hover your mouse over the references below to see the texts. Ezekiel 18:25-28; Psalm 25; Philippians 2:1-11; Matthew 21:28-32 If you regularly visit our website ...
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Join ­­­­­­­­­­­­Fr Russell Pollitt SJ as he reflects on the readings for Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time— Year A Read the texts in your Bible or hover your mouse over the references below to see the texts. Isaiah 55:6-9; Psalm 145; Philippians 1:20-24,27; Matthew 20:1-16 If you regularly visit our ...
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From time to time the Jesuit Institute releases press statements remarking on the pressing issues that affect South Africa.

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PRESS STATEMENT: Opening Places of Worship

PRESS STATEMENT: Opening Places of Worship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA STATEMENT Wednesday, 27 May 2020 (Click here to download)  Opening Places of Worship The Jesuit Institute South Africa has noted President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that places of worship may reopen with a limit of 50 people or less when the country moves into Level 3 on 1 June 2020. We wholeheartedly support the call for a National Day of Prayer on 31 May, Pentecost Sunday. Many people of faith have suffered the loss and pain of not being allowed to gather in their respective communities for worship. We know this. Refraining from gathering was seen as a way of religious communities actively choosing to care by temporarily stopping a core practice ­­­– gathering for worship ­– for the common good. We do not need to open churches right now to practise our faith. Prayer, acts of kindness, reading sacred texts and service of neighbour can continue without ...
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PRESS STATEMENT: Postponement: Winter Living Theology and Visiting Scholars

PRESS STATEMENT: Postponement: Winter Living Theology and Visiting Scholars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA STATEMENT 14 May 2020 (Click here to download)   Postponement: Winter Living Theology and Visiting Scholars It is with deep regret that we write to inform you that Winter Living Theology 2020 (WLT) has to be postponed due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic. Fr Carlos Alvarez Mendoza, OP, our guest speaker, who was to talk on Suffering, resistance and hope in an era of violence, can no longer travel to South Africa. We, therefore, have to postpone Winter Living Theology until 2021. He was to travel to South Africa, eSwatini and Gaborone. However, Fr Alvarez has communicated his willingness to come in 2021 should the prevailing conditions change and travel be allowed. By cancelling WLT, we, in turn, will have to cancel bookings made around the country which will result in loss for some of our church-run institutions. This is a sad and harsh reality for us all as we know that many ...
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Suspension/Cancellation of Activities in the wake of COVID-19

Suspension/Cancellation of Activities in the wake of COVID-19

STATEMENT FROM THE JESUIT INSTITUTE Re: Suspension/Cancellation of Activities in the wake of COVID-19 [Download this Statement in PDF] Given the prevailing uncertain and rapidly changing global situation and taking into account the measures announced by the South African president on 15 March 2020, the Jesuit Institute South Africa has decided to take the following precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These measures are for ALL involved in Jesuit Institute activities and are in effect immediately: All Jesuit Institute public events will be suspended/cancelled until the 15 May 2020 after which we will re-assess the situation and decide on the way forward. This includes: Hearts on Fire in Alexander The Week of Guided Prayer in Bryanston Supervision of Spiritual Directors Supervision Training Roundtable on gender-based violence The Easter Triduum Retreat Tsoseletsa at St Pius, Soweto Prayer Guide Training in the East Days of Prayer/Reflection All meetings for course preparation ...
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Institute Connects — October 2020

Institute Connects — October 2020

Institute Connects October 2020 News from the Jesuit Institute Image: Jesuit Institute The Mindfulness Toolbox Workshop: Twenty-two people participated in this online workshop which was led by Russell Pollitt SJ and Gillian Hugo. The day was spent looking at different ways that one can become still ...
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Institute Connects — September 2020

Institute Connects — September 2020

Institute Connects September 2020 News from the Jesuit Institute Image: Jesuit Institute Mindfulness Workshop: On 29 August the Institute hosted an online workshop on the practice of mindfulness. The day was led by Russell Pollitt SJ and Gillian Hugo. Thirty-three people participated in the day. The feedback was ...
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Institute Connects — August 2020

Institute Connects — August 2020

Institute Connects August 2020 News from the Jesuit Institute Image: Jesuit Institute Morning retreat: Russell Pollitt SJ led an online retreat on 25 July 2020. Thirty participants joined the zoom call for a time of prayer, sharing and quiet reflection.  You can listen to the recordings ...
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Luke 10:33 Wednesday, 21 October 2020 Luke 10:25-37 With the arrival of the Samaritan, we see the religious, social and cultural outsider. In our day he would be any of a number of people frequently hated or feared for who or what they are: the...

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Luke 10:30 Tuesday, 20 October 2020 Luke 10:25-37 So begins Jesus’ most subversive parable of them all, the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), which undermines narrow understandings of both religious duty and our sense of nationality. Jesus’ priorities will become clear as the story unfolds. True...

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Join us for a morning workshop presented by Judy Klipin and Annemarie Paulin-Campbell on Burnout and Covid-fatigue.

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Luke 10:25 Monday, 19 October 2020 Luke 10:25-37 Contrary to some earlier expectations, Pope Francis’ new encyclical Fratelli Tutti is not about Covid-19 but about the global political disease in which Covid thrives. Francis makes this clear by pointing out that Covid-19 is “exposing our...

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Join us for Sunday Mass at 09.00. The presider and preacher is Russell Pollitt SJ. All are welcome. Which realm do we live in? God’s or Caesar’s. Today the Lord invites us to come to the realisation that we have more value than perhaps we...

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Join the Jesuit Institute South Africa as they celebrate the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time. This morning's Mass is celebrated by Fr Russell Pollitt SJ. Owing ...
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