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USA: Higher education, vocational training are key to improving refugee lives

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Holdcroft-bigEDUCATION - Washington DC, 21 November 2016 – Fr. David Holdcroft S.J. believes an education is among the most practical gifts JRS can offer. Under his six-year watch as regional director of Jesuit Refugee Service Southern Africa, he and his staff developed and implemented vocational and post-secondary educational programs that offered both...

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Coaching for Junior Scripture Scholars

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elearningEDUCATION - Coaching for Junior Scripture Scholarsis a helpful service at the beginning of academic teaching and researching. UISG is very greatful to Prof. Dr. Beate for shating this important Formation tool with us. A doctorate in Sacred Scripture or Sacred Theology does not automatically prepare for teaching and researching.

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Jesuit High Schools Commit to Care of Creation Through Ignatian Carbon Challenge

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jesuitsEDUCATION - Coinciding with Pope Francis’ Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and designed to bring Laudato Si’ to life within classrooms and institutions, the Ignatian Solidarity Network and Catholic high schools around the country kicked off the Ignatian Carbon Challenge. The program, which began on Sept. 1 and runs through...

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Brazil – New status granted to Salesian Higher Education in Vitória

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brasile vitoriaEDUCATION - After five years of hard work and great hopes on the part of the entire academic community, years that witnessed the launch of new courses, the construction of a new building and continued growth in the Index General of Courses (IGC) - a quality indicator employed by the Ministry of Education to assess the Institutes of Higher Education...

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Boston College Plans Housing for Students Considering a Jesuit Vocation

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bc-loyola-house-main1EDUCATION - Boston College plans to open a unique residence on campus next fall: a house for students who are exploring the option of becoming a Jesuit.Open to both undergraduate and graduate students, Loyola House is expected to open in the fall of 2016. Jesuit Father Casey Beaumier, director of the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies...

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Jesuit Refugee Service Puts Mercy in Motion with Global Education Initiative

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jrs-main4EDUCATION - Coinciding with the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has launched the Mercy in Motion campaign to support the JRS Global Education Initiative, a worldwide effort by JRS to expand educational programs to refugees and forcibly displaced persons. The goal of the initiative is to double the number of people served...

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PARC – Pakistan, Girls Education Matters

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Gokkuval1-300x208EDUCATION - At the end of September 2015, world leaders will come together to ratify the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which, over the last 15 years, have focused global development activities and led to significant improvements in alleviating poverty, improving access to education...

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Jesuits plan education project in northern Thailand

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thailandEDUCATION - The committee of the Jesuit Education Project is studying the possibility of starting an academic institution to serve the poor, especially the indigenous communities in the northern mountains of Thailand. The Diocese of Chiang Mai, which covers the northernmost provinces of Thailand, recommended an 8.3-hectare of land some 20 kilometers from...

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Australia – Catholic Schools and the future

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EDUCATION - The Executive Director of Schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney –Dr Dan White, launched a book entitled –Will Catholic Schools Be Catholic in 2030 ? In his launch address, Dr White reflected  “ I couldn’t  help thinking as I delved into the various readings and reflections, that this book was especially written for me as a system leader”...

 

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Jesuit Law Schools, Jesuit Refugee Service Seek Justice for Central American Refugees

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EDUCATION - Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA) and 13 U.S. Jesuit law schools have released a call for policy change on the legal challenges facing Central American asylum seekers and migrants in the U.S. “A Fair Chance for Due Process: Challenges in Legal Protection for Central American Asylum Seekers and Other Vulnerable Migrants,”...

 

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Cabrini: ever at the heart of health care

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Cabrini Malvern nurses 150HEALTH - The story of Cabrini Health in Australia started in 1948, when 10 Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus—founded in 1880 by a 30-year-old Italian woman, Francesca Cabrini—arrived in Melbourne to take over the management of a small 45-bed community hospital named St Benedict’s in Malvern. The journey from Italy took 10 days...

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Jesuit Law Schools Partner with JRS/USA to Address Challenges Faced by Child Migrants

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JRS-Jesuit law schoolspreviewEDUCATION - Thirteen U.S. Jesuit law schools are partnering with Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA) to help unaccompanied children and immigrant families from Central America who are seeking refuge in the United States. Responding to the dramatic increase in the number of unaccompanied children arriving in the U.S. from Central America...

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Vietnam: First Catholic theological university coming soon

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cambodiaEDUCATION - For Vietnamese Catholics, this spring is going to be quite different from other recent ones. Two decisive steps are going to be taken for the establishment of the first university-level Catholic theological institute in this South-East Asian country. Bishop Giuseppe Dinh Duc Dao who heads the institution’s episcopal...

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Boston College's Employment Program for the Disabled Creates Jobs with Special Meaning

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bc-caption1previewEDUCATION - Every weekday, Mindy Beaulieu, a clerical assistant at the Boston College School of Social Work, rises at 5:30 am to commute to campus. She is always punctual and has not missed a day of work in three years. That dedication is a hallmark of the 23 BC employees who are part of the university’s award-winning Supported Employment Program (SEP)...

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Santa Clara University Uses Silicon Valley Methods to Help Eradicate Poverty

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Santa Clara GSBI-mainEDUCATION - Santa Clara University's Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI) Accelerator is applying the Silicon Valley start-up method toward a social justice mission, improving the lives of the poor around the world. Located in Santa Clara, California, the Accelerator is a 10-month program that pairs social enterprises with savvy executives to help them grow and reach more people.

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India - ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’: a Mental and Emotional Initiative for Every Child in Mumbai

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ghamEDUCATION - On the occasion of the Bicentenary of the Birth of Don Bosco, Prafulta Psychological Services, a Don Bosco Organization in Mumbai, organized ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’ a programme to boost the mental health of children in Mumbai. Over 1600 youngsters benefitted from this programme that was held at three different locations across the city...

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Cambodian Salesians start new high school

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cambodianEDUCATION - Governor of Phnom Penh Pa Socheatevong opened the new building of the Don Bosco High school in Teuk Thla village in Sen Sok district in Phnom Penh on December 15. Although students come from different groups, an atmosphere of peace can be built together, said the governor while opening the school...

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United States - Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service

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catholic schoolEDUCATION - The "National Catholic Schools Week 2015" will be observed in dioceses around the country from January 25–31. This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service”, focuses on the important academic, faith-building and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education.

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Free books to children to free Bangladesh from illiteracy

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BANGLADESH - 0102 previewEDUCATION - In order to free the country from illiteracy, the Bangladesh government has donated more than 320 million schoolbooks to 40.4 million children. Called the 'Textbook Festival,' the Education Ministry's initiative is held every year on 1 January. "This government wants all its citizens to have a basic education, "Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said...

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D.R. of Congo - Why not give You praise?

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mains.noiresEDUCATION - The Luzolo Centre for the specially challenged persons, is one of the fmm missions in the Province of Congo Kinshasa; it has been in existence since1976 in the tourist city of Boma. What then has been going on between the children who attend it and the Lord, that in spite of their handicaps, we feel called to praise Him with them?

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IV Training of Trailers Seminar

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usglogoEDUCATION - Dear brothers and sisters,  continuing our dialogue in preparation for the IV Seminar on Formation of Educators with the theme “ Educating today and tomorrow: the Catholic School in the context of the twenty-­?first Century”, we make the following proposal:  from the document of the Congregation for Catholic Education: “Educating today and tomorrow...

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