When Danny Daly decided that he wanted to become more active in his faith, London Jesuit Volunteers provided him with the opportunity to get involved with homelessness projects in and around London.
Why does our faith demand of us a pastoral concern for migrant communities? Bishop Pat Lynch introduces the principles of Catholic Social Teaching in which the Church’s mission to migrants is grounded.
Austen Ivereigh looks at Pope Benedict’s discussion in Caritas in veritate of the role of gift and gratuitousness in our society. Why are contractual relationships, on which economics and bureaucracy are based, not enough to fulfil our human needs? And what can a strong civil society, based on covenant, achieve for its citizens by emphasising relationships based on trust rather than exchange?
Michael Czerny SJ recounts the impression that Caritas in Veritate made on an HIV-positive mother in Nairobi, who has faced in her life many challenges to the ‘integral human development’ that the encyclical seeks to promote. How can Pope Benedict’s letter help Rosanna, not only through her reading and understanding of it, but through ours too?
Outreach workers from the Irish Chaplaincy in Britain describe how the more vulnerable members of Irish society often experience Christmas and how they understand the importance of what they do, particularly at this time of year.
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?
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