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Xenophobia Condemns South Africa

The recent escalation of xenophobic violence in South Africa, particularly in the city of Durban, has forced the Jesuit Institute: South Africa to, once again, issue a press statement condemning such criminal action that endangers the lives of all people involved. Earlier this year, the Jesuit Institute and Jesuit Refugee Service: Southern Africa referred to the situation as a “national disgrace.” In a press statement issued this evening, 15 April 2015, which can be read in its entirety below, the Jesuit ...

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Fr. Nick King, S.J. to once again lead Winter Living Theology series

The Jesuit Institute South Africa is proud to be hosting the New Testament scholar, Fr. Nicholas King SJ. Fr. King recently published a fresh new translation of the bible. He writes a weekly column on the Sunday Scriptures for The Southern Cross and is currently teaching at the Jesuit School of Ministry at Boston College in the USA. He has published extensively on the New Testament. Fr King will be in South Africa in June – July 2015 to lead ...

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Freedom of Expression and Religion in Secular Society

What role does freedom of expression play in our ability to practice religion in a secular society? Freedom of expression is vital to the practice of religion in South Africa. Our Constitution stipulates that everyone has the right to freedom of conscience, religion, thought, belief and opinion (section 15). This means that we are free to believe in the important tenets of our chosen faith. It also protects our ability to practice this faith in the public sphere, in ...

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