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Speak truth to power, or be irrelevant
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All around the country this week, matric students have been receiving their results. This is a time of joy and jubilation for many; but it may also be a time of anxiety, worry and disappointment for many more. There will always be the temptation to read into these results so ...
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People who know me well will smile when they read that I am talking about New Year Resolutions. After all, my most successful (and longest-lasting) resolution was a decision not to make New Year’s resolutions. Nevertheless let me suggest that this year we should all make at least one: to ...
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By Russell Pollitt SJ While the historical authenticity of the Christmas story, as traditionally told, can be debated, the focus and point of the story is at the very heart of what it means to be Christian. We celebrate a whole series of events (The Holy Family, The Baptism of ...
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Reflections

I ask for the Grace of feeling close to Jesus in His journey and His ministry; to show the way to God through prayer and discernment.
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Scripture: Is.35:1-6,10; Ps.145; James 5:7-10; Matt.11:2-11. Composition of Place: I see myself standing humbly before the Lord who loves me. Grace I/we seek: I ask for the Grace of appreciation of the beauty …and the fragility …of our common home; to collaborate in the care of our Common Home. The ...
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Scripture: Is.11:1-10; Ps.71; Rom.15:4-9; Matt.3:1-12. Composition of Place: I see myself standing humbly before the Lord who loves me. Grace I/we seek: I ask for the Grace of a more open heart to the world around me and especially to those who are suffering and in need; to walk with ...
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Scripture: Is.2:1-5; Ps.121; Rom.113:11-14; Matt.24:37-44. Composition of Place: I see myself standing humbly before the Lord who loves me. Grace I/we seek: I ask for the Grace to experience myself as a pilgrim, and even perhaps to accompany young people in the creation of a hope-filled future. The readings announce ...
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Sunday Reflections

LISTEN: Reflection for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time — Year A
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As we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord my thoughts turn inevitably to the idea of Christian Baptism. There is still in many circles an obsession with baptism that is linked to saving the person – normally a baby – from dying in a state of Original Sin. The popular ...
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Today is the Fourth Sunday of Advent, the last before we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. We are just a few days away from our celebration of the birth of Jesus. Today’s readings remind us of the love that God gave to us when he gave his only son ...
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The readings for this Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday are both consolation and invitation. As we move toward Christmas we may be feeling discouraged. Many feel betrayed by our leaders and worried about the impact of load-shedding. Some have lost their homes in the flooding of the Jukskei River.  Across the globe, ...
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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: WATCH ONLINE – "In Another Prison? Migrants in Johannesburg"

PRESS STATEMENT: WATCH ONLINE – “In Another Prison? Migrants in Johannesburg”

PRESS RELEASE IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12 December 2019 WATCH ONLINE: “In Another Prison? Migrants in Johannesburg” [Download Press Release] The Jesuit Institute South Africa in collaboration with Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) invites you to watch the documentary In Another Prison? Migrants in Johannesburg. The documentary was screened for the first time ...
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PRESS STATEMENT: Screening of In Another Prison? Migrants in Johannesburg

PRESS STATEMENT: Screening of In Another Prison? Migrants in Johannesburg

Friday, 29 November 2019 STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SCREENING OF IN ANOTHER PRISON? MIGRANTS IN JOHANNESBURG The Jesuit Institute South Africa in collaboration with Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) invites you to the screening of In Another Prison? Migrants in Johannesburg on Tuesday 10 December 2019 at 18h30, to commemorate the ...
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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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Institute Connects December 2019

Institute Connects December 2019

Institute Connects December 2019 News from the Jesuit Institute Be Still — Quiet Day Of Reflection: Finding God in the noise and frenzy of our busy lives can be challenging. Forty people joined us on 23 November at the Jesuit Institute for a day of ...
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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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Jesuit Institute South Africa2 days ago

This weekend on Sunday, 26 January, the Catholic Church of Southern Africa’s new Pastoral Plan titled Evangelising Communities, Serving God, Humanity and all Creation will be launched at Regina Mundi church in Soweto. Since the 1970s Regina Mundi has been the centre of the struggle...

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Jesuit Institute South Africa2 days ago

This Sunday, 26 January 2020, the Catholic Church’s new Pastoral Plan for Southern Africa Evangelising Community Serving God, Humanity and All Creation will be launched at Regina Mundi Church in Soweto. With its emphasis on evangelisation that serves God, humanity and creation, it sets the...

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In the heart of the Church, Mary shines forth. She is the supreme model for a youthful Church that seeks to follow Christ with enthusiasm and docility. While still very young, she accepted the message of the angel, yet she was not afraid to ask...

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In today’s readings, we are invited to recognise that we are called by God to be his servants. Last Sunday, we witnessed the baptism of Christ. This Sunday, John the Baptist testifies to seeing the spirit from heaven, in the form of a dove, descend...