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AJANews 122 – September 2013

Kenya: Keeping track of the reality of AIDS -The Church affirms the humanity of people with HIV by offering them care and support and, above all, a place where they do not feel judged. This is what Florence Anam believes; Florence is a young Kenyan woman who is HIV-positive and who has worked with several national AIDS organizations... Read more

Kenya: Jesuits condemn Westgate attack -The Jesuit Eastern Africa Province has condemned the terror attack on Westgate Mall in Nairobi that left 67 people dead and scores of others injured... Read more

Burundi: Changing perspective -In summer, Jacques Ngimbous SJ left Hekima College of Theology in Nairobi to do pastoral fieldwork at the Service Yezu Mwiza (SYM) in Bujumbura. Meeting men and women served by SYM, Jacques let go of some mistaken impressions... Read more

Rwanda: Jesuit novices learn about AIDS ministry - Patrice Ndayisenga SJ writes: In July 2013 I paid a visit to the Jesuit novitiate in Cyangugu, Rwanda, just around the time the new novices were being welcomed. The novice master asked me to present AJAN to the novices because, to borrow his words, “to know AJAN is to know the Society of Jesus in Africa”... Read more

What the Camino has taught me - Kevin Kelly SJ raised 6,000 euro for AJAN walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela earlier this year. Read more about his experience of this unique pilgrimage...