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
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