Protecting the poorest during the crisis

May 20 , 2020 Stories

This is what the Jesuits of Africa and Madagascar are asking for during this time of pandemic crisis. The Office of Ecology of JCAM (the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar) has issued a press release, which is addressed first and foremost to the governments of African countries.

This statement, made on behalf of the Provincials of all the Jesuit Provinces in this region of the world, emphasizes that the Society of Jesus is involved in supporting the poorest who are affected by the presence of Covid-19. But, as the President, Fr. Orobator, points out, the Jesuits are not content to just give bread to the hungry but are concerned about why the hungry are hungry. The Jesuits invite the leaders in Africa to reflect along similar lines in order to address the root causes of poverty and hunger.

As we did last week when the Jesuit Conference of Provincials of Europe issued a statement, we give you access to the JCAM document and invite you to read it.

Read the statement