News and Events

Church expresses support for #FeesMustFall Campaign

STATEMENT BY THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE The Catholic Church agrees that the student protest has foundation.  We are aware as a Church, of the inequality of opportunity for poor and competent students to access third level education. As Bishops spread throughout the country, we have assisted students with our limited resources. But the majority […]

Protests Must Fall, or Universities Will

Last year’s protests were a reminder of the power of the youth to unite behind common issues and halt a system that has long taken them for granted. The protests stunningly disabused South African’s of the view that its youth are an apathetic bunch whose dissent is incapable of going beyond the 140 twitter character […]

Ecclesia – Called By Name

Below please find downloads of the Catechists Manual and the Participants’ Book for the new season of Ecclesia “Called By Name”, starting October/November 2016.

Statement on the Hawks and their pursuit of Finance Minister, Mr Pravin Gordhan

25 August 2016 The Jesuit Institute South Africa is seriously concerned with, what appears to be, the continued harassment by the HAWKS of the Minister of Finance, Mr. Pravin Gordhan. This harassment, which by all accounts has no legitimacy or credibility, has serious consequences for the country. The fall of the local currency on Tuesday/Wednesday is indicative […]

Learning from the 2016 Elections

To the African National Congress last week must surely feel as, at worst, the rumour of defeat to come, at best a loud political wake-up call. Other parties need to take note too. Everyone knew the ANC would retain Durban and Bloemfontein without serious opposition, just as everyone assumed the Democratic Alliance would hold onto […]

Pope on Armenian Genocide

Earlier this week Pope Francis on a return trip from Armenia took a series of questions from journalists. Some of his responses, especially his comment about asking forgiveness of gay people and their families provoked a media storm. Yet, in reading the whole interview, I was struck by his consistent concern for all those who […]

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