Accompaniment

IMG_9865From the earliest days, Jesuits have been committed to accompanying the poorest and most marginalised people in society. In every part of the world, Jesuits and their lay co-workers strive tirelessly to put into practice their mission to serve the faith by promoting justice.

Here are some examples of the work which our partners, assisted by Jesuit Missions, are undertaking:

  • In Zimbabwe we are helping young homeless boys to learn new skills so that they can come away from living on the streets and get a job.
  • In Zambia, we are supporting Chikuni Radio, a Catholic station that involves the community in joint thinking and decision-making, all of which entail great potential for empowering communities and building a democratic society
  • In Guyana in Latin America, we have helped to translate the New Testament into local dialects so that people can hear the Word of God in their own language.
  • In Bhopal in India, we have provided educational facilities for vulnerable communities.

Jesuit Missions is also helping its partners to respond to humanitarian emergencies.

  • In South Sudan we are helping the Jesuits rebuild schools
  • In the Philippines, we are assisting the efforts of local Jesuits to rebuild homes destroyed in Typhoon Haiyan in 2013