1st May 2019
Finding God in South Sudan and the USA
Oscar Momanyi SJ reflects on the spiritual experiences he had in South Sudan and the United States, and the lessons he learnt from Jesuits and other men and women in both places.
12th October 2018
Matters of principle: Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation
The emergent and increasingly dominant view of politics dismisses aspects of common goods shared between majority and minority, and empowers the victorious while dismissing concerns of the defeated.
2nd May 2018
A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership
This book is part autobiography, part commentary on the ethics and culture of leadership; a fascinating read about the recent history of legal issues at state and federal level in the United States.
17th November 2016
Education: a public good and a common good
What are we to make of the educational divide that can be seen in the voting patterns in both the EU referendum and the American presidential election?
9th November 2016
American Jesuits and the World
This is a thoroughly researched and engagingly written look at the role of European Jesuits in nineteenth century America and the subsequent role of American Jesuits in the wider world.
11th August 2016
Hell or High Water
This isn’t a glamourous piece of art – it’s filmed in shades of khaki rather than technicolour – but its impact far exceeds its flair. Its clear, almost Ignatian message is that history matters.
25th February 2016
Doing justice according to law
Has citizenship become too rights-based? 'There may well be good grounds for querying the predominance of rights rhetoric in the law, even if we baulk at the idea of refusing to uphold human rights'.
2nd October 2015
Pope Francis and the American dream
Pope Francis’ refusal to align himself with either liberals or conservatives on his visit to the US was a challenge to all those who accept such divisions, inside and outside of the Church.
2nd May 2014
What Martyrdom Means
On 7 April 2014, Fr Frans van der Lugt, a Dutch Jesuit who had been living and working in Syria for nearly 50 years, was shot and killed in the city of Homs. Writing for America magazine, Patrick Gilger SJ reflects on the life and death of a man who won the hearts of Syrians, using the words of one of Fr Frans’s brother Jesuits in Syria.
16th November 2012
Spiritual and Religious: The Benefits of Being Both
Many people today define themselves as ‘spiritual but not religious’, but is it really that easy, or healthy, to separate spirituality and religion from one another? James Martin SJ thinks not, and in an extract from his popular book, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, he explains why religion should not be dismissed so readily.
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