A Just Future For All: Resisting a Democracy Recession ft. Fr. Xavier Jeyaraj, SJ
November 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join our friends Canadian Jesuits International on Tuesday, November 24 at 2:00 pm (EST) for this co-sponsored webinar. Fr Xavier Jeyaraj SJ will speak about the alarming transformation of democracy in the world with the election of authoritarian regimes into office. His presentation will focus on India, the world’s largest democracy, with parallels drawn with changes taking place in Latin America, Asia, Africa and North America. Fr Xavier will also speak of how justice, equality, human rights, and “development for all” are being redefined by authoritarian governments all over the world.
While this trend is alarming, we also find hope in the voices heard through public protest demanding alternative models of society. The courage of people, particularly young people, who oppose the democratically elected ‘dictators,’ demanding a JUST FUTURE FOR ALL, can lead to transformative changes for a future built on love, equality and justice.
About Fr Xavier Jeyaraj SJ
Xavier Jeyaraj SJ is responsible for the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES) of the Society of Jesus in Rome. He has a PhD in Social Sciences with his research focusing on extractivism and mining and its impact on Indigenous people and the environment. He has 30 years of experience as a social worker, human rights lawyer and social activist.