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Subject Area: Reconciliation

Jesuit Conference Issues Statement on Boarding Schools for Indigenous Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Eric Clayton Deputy Director for Communications, Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States eclayton@jesuits.org The Jesuit Provincials of Canada and the United States commit to studying the history of Indigenous boarding schools. Washington, DC, August 11, 2021—We write to express our deep sorrow at the recent discoveries of unmarked graves …

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Remembering Dr. Jonathan Smith

  June 28, 2021 — Dr. Jonathan Smith, Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement at Saint Louis University and a founder and co-director of the Slavery, History, Memory, and Reconciliation (SHMR) Project, passed away on Juneteenth, a day he was thrilled to inaugurate as a university holiday this year. We at SHMR mourn the …

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A Jesuit Reflects on Francis in Iraq

“Salaam, Salaam, Salaam!  Shookran!  Allah ma’akum.” Peace, Peace, Peace!  Thank you!  God be with you!.  With these words, Pope Francis ended the Mass in Erbil, his last major public event during his visit to Iraq.  Energy and emotion already filled the stadium, and when he ended his remarks with these Arabic words, we all erupted in …

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