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AJANews 111 - August-September 2012

The lead article of this issue of AJANews honours a Jesuit who has made an enormous contribution to the struggle against AIDS: Fr Ted Rogers SJ (pictured above), whose memoirs have just been published. In other articles, the AJAN Coordinator writes about the Christian Life Community (CLC) in Rwanda and Fr Jean-Pierre Luzolo SJ shares his reflections as he leaves Parlons-SIDA in eastern Congo. And we feature another parish in Nairobi that is looking to strengthen couple relationships...

Jesuit pioneer publishes memoirs -A British Jesuit who spent his life pioneering social change in Zimbabwe and beyond has published his memoirs. The book Ted Rogers: Jesuit, Social Pioneer and AIDS Activist in Zimbabwe was launched in August in South Africa and in September in Zimbabwe. Read more

From reflection to action - Fr Jean-Pierre Luzolo SJ, outgoing coordinator of Parlons-SIDA, a parish-based AIDS project in Kisangani, DRC, shares some reflections. Read more

Promoting happy couples - Uzima, a parish-based AIDS care and prevention programme, is hoping to strengthen couple relationships in Kangemi, a very poor settlement of Nairobi. Read more

A rich experience: the AIDS ministry of CLC Rwanda - Fr Paterne Mombé SJ, AJAN Coordinator, writes about the unique approach to AIDS ministry of the Christian Life Community (CLC) in Rwanda. Read more

Ordinations - a A brief note about the ordination of two Jesuits who spent some years of formation at AJAN House. Read more

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About AJAN

Jesuits across sub-Saharan Africa reach out daily to people affected by AIDS and seek to prevent the spread of HIV. The African Jesuit AIDS Network (AJAN) coordinates their efforts, inspired by the vision: Empowered individuals, families, and communities working towards an HIV and AIDS free society and fullness of life (cfr John 10:10)