An estimated one billion people now live in slums on the fringes of cities in many parts of the world. That’s about one out of every six people on the planet. According to the United Nations, next year, for the first time in history, half the earth's population will live in cities.
The joy of mission
It was with joy I stepped on African soil in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1979. A childhood dream had been fulfilled. This dream was fuelled by the faith of my family and community in Ireland, inspired by the reading of missionary magazines, like Africa and the Far East and the ever present collection box for the black babies at home, in the parish church and in the local village shops.
Welcomes and Farewells at Feastday Mass
The Mass for the 31st July feast of St Ignatius, at Gardiner St church, celebrated by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, was the occasion for the handover of service from Fr John Dardis to Fr Tom Layden as the Provincial of the Irish Jesuits.
Mosney - Human Dignity Under Threat
The Irish Missionary Union would like to express its solidarity with asylum seekers in Mosney who are being subject to transfer to Hatch Hall in Dublin without consultation or their consent.
Missionaries Day Out
The annual day-out of the Jesuit Mission Office on 30 June had a motley group of missionaries, friends, volunteers and Mission Office staff descend on some of the best known historical sites in the capital.