On Monday, January 25, Ignatian Solidarity Network board chair Fr. Fred Kammer, SJ will be honored with the Harry A. Fagan Roundtable Award in a ceremony at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.On Monday, January 25, Ignatian Solidarity Network board chair Fr. Fred Kammer, SJ will be honored with the Harry A. Fagan Roundtable Award in a ceremony at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Since 1987, the Roundtable Association of Catholic Diocesan Social Action Directors has annually given the award to a person or persons whose work, in the tradition of Catholic social teaching, has led to significant progress towards greater social justice and dignity for all members of society at the national or international level.
The Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United Sates has issued a statement denouncing the Obama Administration's decision to conduct nationwide raids in order to deport Central Americans in the U.S. seeking refugee and asylum status.
From November 16-20, Society of Jesus networks involved in social justice ministry around the world held a "Networking for Justice” meeting in Loyola, Spain to discuss how to combat social and environmental injustice. The final document produced by the meeting recommended strengthening international Jesuit networks in order to address the effects of globalization on the poor as well as climate change. "Today, we feel an urgency to respond to these challenges, working for the inclusion of those that are excluded, experience poverty and to protect the sustainability of nature which is being threatened," said the report. The document also identified "inclusion and sustainability" as two "great tasks of our time."