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Articles

Finding God in the year-end pressures

The ground is shaking beneath us and it is all too tempting to surrender to hopelessness and despair. How do we live in these times? Unemployment levels in South Africa have, we heard this week, reached an all-time high. 29.1% of South Africans are jobless. The forecast for growth in ...
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The rate at which events within South Africa’s official opposition party the Democratic Alliance (DA) have unfolded, means that a lot more might have changed by the time you read this. The phrase “at the time of going to press…” was invented for fast-flowing news events just like this. The ...
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I attended a baptism last weekend of a friend’s son, and it allowed me to appreciate the significance of this Sacrament again. It also reminded me that October 2019 is Extraordinary Mission month. The theme for this month is: ‘Baptized and Sent: the Church of Christ on mission in the ...
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Reflections

We need projects that can strengthen [young people], accompany them and impel them to encounter others, to engage in generous service, in mission.

When Jesus had returned with his parents to Nazareth, after being lost and found in the Temple (cf. Lk 2:41-51). There we read that “he was obedient to them” (cf. Lk 2:51); he did not disown his family. Luke then adds that Jesus “grew in wisdom, age and grace before ...
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The Lord “gave up his spirit” (cf. Mt 27:50) on a cross when he was little more than thirty years of age (cf. Lk 3:23). It is important to realize that Jesus was a young person. He gave his life when he was, in today’s terms, a young adult. He began his public mission ...
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Young people are also urged “to accept the authority of those who are older” ( 1 Pet   5:5). The Bible never ceases to insist that profound respect be shown to the elderly, since they have a wealth of experience; they have known success and failure, life’s joys and afflictions, ...
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Sunday Reflections

LISTEN: Reflection for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time — Year C

Every year the Church recalls the example, the witness, and prayer of holy women and men who have been identified by the Church as Saints. These saints are more than just role models. They are our ancestors and friends - that "cloud of witnesses" who lived their lives to the ...
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At the heart of today’s readings is the distinction between a gift and a reward. God is always gifting us, blessing us, and bestowing grace upon us. It is not something we can ever earn or take for granted, rather we can only say how unworthy we are of it ...
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We all face challenges on a daily basis and we work hard at overcoming those challenges. This especially speaks to state in which our country is in today, where more and more people are losing hope because of all that is happening. The high rate of crime, the ever-increasing rate ...
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Statements from the Jesuit Institute

From time to time the Jesuit Institute releases press statements remarking on the pressing issues that affect South Africa.

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The Institute also publishes spotlight.africa which publishes news from around Southern Africa from a Catholic Social Teaching perspective.

PRESS STATEMENT: Leaders: Take Responsibility

PRESS STATEMENT: Leaders: Take Responsibility

STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “LEADERS: TAKE RESPONSIBILITY!” “What have you done? Your neighbour’s blood cries out to me from the ground!” (Genesis 4:10) The Jesuit Institute South Africa strongly condemns the deplorable violence, thuggery and looting which has taken place in Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Pretoria. Violence, robbery and lawlessness can ...
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PRESS STATEMENT: Statement on the Resignation of Jacob Zuma as South Africa’s President

PRESS STATEMENT: Statement on the Resignation of Jacob Zuma as South Africa’s President

For immediate release 15 February 2018 STATEMENT ON THE RESIGNATION OF JACOB ZUMA AS SOUTH AFRICA’S PRESIDENT It is a great relief that Jacob Zuma has resigned as President of South Africa. Though one must distinguish between administrative incompetence and poor personal judgment on one hand and corrupt criminality on ...
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PRESS STATEMENT: DISHONESTY - South Africa’s Burden

PRESS STATEMENT: DISHONESTY – South Africa’s Burden

14 December 2017 DISHONESTY: South Africa’s Burden Responding to the North Gauteng High Court Ruling against President Jacob Zuma In 2015 the Dominicans in South Africa (an order of priests and brothers in the Catholic Church founded by St. Dominic in 1216) were the first complainants to approach the former ...
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Institute Connects November 2019

Institute Connects November 2019

Institute Connects November 2019 News from the Jesuit Institute Book Launch: The Jesuit Institute hosted the Johannesburg launch of Cardinal Wilfrid Napier OFM’s book The Here and Now Christian. The book is collection of various addresses and columns that have been penned by the Cardinal ...
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Institute Connects October 2019

Institute Connects October 2019

Institute Connects October 2019 News from the Jesuit Institute Contemplative Living: Fr Laurence Freeman OSB from the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) visited South Africa from 5 – 15 September 2019. He gave talks and introduced Christian meditation to over 800 people, including teachers, learners and public ...
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Institute Connects September 2019

Institute Connects September 2019

Institute Connects September 2019 News from the Jesuit Institute Meeting, conference and golden jubilee: The Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network for Africa (JENA) met at Lumko Conference Centre in Benoni from 6 - 9 August 2019. The JENA annual meeting took place on the first ...
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