Dangerous Frontiers: Staying Despite Risk
Why, despite personal risk, do Jesuits continue to lead & serve in war-torn areas, and what can we learn from their approach?
In the past year, 2 Jesuits were kidnapped and 1 was killed while living and working in the Middle East. Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar, Fr. Paolo Dall’Oglio, and Fr. Frans van der Lugt were outsiders missioned to this particular type of “frontier” and, like many, suffered because of their work as leaders.
In this segment, Syrian Jesuit Tony Homsy, SJ—who knew the late Fr. Frans—reveals his own hopes & fears as he returns to his home country after a six year absence.
We also hear from an American Jesuit who’s been in Amman, Jordan for years, and who argues a different perspective on what it means to be “on the frontiers.”
This video was featured on NCRonline.org in the blog post Hollywood to Homs: Jesuits on the Frontiers on Aug. 1, 2014.