Ekeno Augostine SJ of the African Jesuit AIDS Network tells the story of Mama Huruma, a HIV positive woman from Tanzania. How has HIV/AIDS affected the lives of Mama Huruma and her children, and how can we respond to the demands that her situation places upon us as members of one human family?
Dean Brackley SJ tells the story of the El Salvador martyrs. What can we learn from these teachers who stood up against an unjust regime and remained firm in their commitment to serving the truth?
Charles Randall, a former member of the chaplaincy team at Feltham Young Offenders’ Institution tells Thinking Faith about the real and important difference that the ministry of a prison chaplain can make to the inmates.
How can the Church be the embodiment of grace in a multi-cultural, diverse and complex world, in which the economic downturn continues to cause anxiety and even fear?
On Monday 4 May, an estimated 20,000 people participated in a rally in London’s Trafalgar Square in support of the Strangers into Citizens campaign. Who are the people that this campaign seeks to help?
What does the idea of ‘community’ mean to us today: a group of people who communicate via the internet; a collective who share the same ideas or interests but may never meet; or a local population who know and support each other? John Bat
The Age of Stupid challenges us that we have until 2015 to make proper change, before we reach the tipping point. It makes this call to goodness from a secular perspective. As members of God’s Church we are twice called to be leaders.
Andrea Kelly describes the often counter-cultural practice of volunteering: how, through caring for the poor and marginalised, do we encounter Christ?
Dan Nisbett describes how his involvement with LJV gave him the freedom and inspiration to ask important questions of himself, and to make a life-changing decision.
Pope Benedict’s words on 17 March 2009 regarding the use of condoms in preventing the spread of HIV, generated a media storm. But the Pope’s comments are not a cause for concern as they were reported to be, argues Michael Czerny SJ. Why is the Church’s teaching on this issue not ‘unrealistic and ineffective’ as alleged, but valuable, efficient and grounded in reality?
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