Caring for the Earth

caring for the earth
MAJIS Jesuit Farm in Akol Jal, South Sudan, provides the local population with training in sustainable agriculture and agroforestry

So much of environmental justice work is oriented towards the future; moving from the present state of environmental decline, seeking to build a better world for present and future generations. I take hope from an article written by the late John Surrette SJ called “The dream of an older Jesuit”.

Civilians Are #NotATarget – World Humanitarian Day 2017

young refugee
A young boy's drawing shows his view on life before and after displacement/JRS International

World Humanitarian Day honours aid workers who risk their lives in service, and draws attention to the suffering of millions of people who are caught in violent conflicts around the world.

South Sudan Emergency Appeal

Famine Appeal Wau South sudan

Wau, South Sudan

Irish Jesuit Missions urgently needs your help to provide food, shelter and clean water to people affected by the conflict in South Sudan. Many civilians have been killed and the ones who have run from their homes to escape the violence and find food are struggling to survive.

South Sudan Emergency Appeal

 Huffra South Sudan

In addition to offer basic early childhood education in Huffra IDP camp, JRS also provides porridge each morning to students. This is the only meal most will eat all day. (Angela Wells/Jesuit Refugee Service).

Almost two million people in South Sudan are on the brink of starvation. Famine was declared in the country in February of this year, and although the crisis has now passed, the situation has once again become critical as millions of people endure persistent hunger.

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