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Receive the Gospel of Christ: Matthew Charlesworth, S.J. ordained deacon

      “Receive the Gospel of Christ, whose herald you now are. Believe what you read, teach what you believe, and practise what you teach.” These words, from the Book of Rites, were addressed by the Jesuit Archbishop of Ottawa, Terrence Prendergast, S.J., to Matthew Charlesworth and three other candidates ordained deacon in Toronto last Saturday, May 23rd. Matthew is a South African Jesuit, a member of the British Province, and has been studying theology at Regis College in Toronto ...

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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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