Reflections for Religious in Africa in preparation for the Synod

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Peace and all good! The JPIC Commission of the Superior’s General of men and women religious (USG/UISG), based in Rome, wish to encourage our membership to reflect on the Instrumentum Laboris of the Africa Synod, and its implications for the life and ministry of religious Institutes in Africa. Religious will no doubt already be reflecting on this document along with many other partners on the pastoral implications, particularly at the parish and diocesan level.

The Commission wishes to offer three articles, written by three African religious, in order to stimulate reflection on some challenges for religious, based on the Synod process and Instrumentum Laboris. All 3 articles are available in English, French and Portuguese. The content of the articles are based on the theme of the Synod, //‘The Church in Africa in service to reconciliation, justice and peace, You are the salt of the earth...You are the light of the world" (Mt 5: 13, 14)

For a copy of the Synod Document go to:

The Integrity of Creation: Challenges for African Religious today

by Frei Ilídio Jacinto Inácio, OFM, Mozambique

Justice and Peace in Africa today

by Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator SJ, Kenya

Reconciliation in Africa today

by Sr. Teresa Okure, SHCJ, Nigeria