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Curia Secretariats


Within the Society of Jesus’ govern-mental structure, six apostolic sectors receive special attention through the creation of secretariats.


The Secretariat for the Promotion of Faith

This new Secretariat coordinates the Promotion of Faith, Ignatian Spirituality and the Ecumenical and Inter-religious dialogue.

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The Secretariat for Collaboration with Others

The mission of the Society of Jesus in the 21st century is “the service of faith that does justice in collaboration with others”. In this context, the Society envisions collaboration with fellow-humans across cultures, religions and nationalities to be a new way of being Jesuit.

The ease of digital communication, jet travel and the ongoing encounters of cultures, necessarily shrink frontiers and internationalize societies. We re-discover our common roots as human beings while celebrating our diversities. We become more present to one another and claim kinship and fellowship.

The newly created Secretariat for Collaboration affirms the value of Jesuit collaboration with fellow-Jesuits, as well as with all women and men of good-will. We believe the globalized world confronts us with the challenge of collaboration since Jesuits are both “men for others and men with others”.

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The Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat

The office exists to support and encourage Jesuits and partners in their work for justice peace and environmental care worldwide. Digital editions of the review “Promotio Iustitiae” available in English, Spanish, French and Italian.

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The Higher Education Secretariat

The Secretariat for Higher Education promotes the Jesuit identity of Jesuit higher education institutions worldwide; assists in coordinating the activities among regional associations developing a network across regions and cultures; encourages networking among Jesuit universities worldwide to address current global issues on a global level; assists in developing or improving Jesuit colleges/universities in countries in need, and maintains global database for higher education.

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The Education Secretariat

The secretariat animates the Jesuit School network throughout the world in its mission of offering a holistic education to the new generations. It aims to help Jesuit institutions be part of our living tradition of academic excellence and service to faith and justice and the new commitment to the environment.

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The Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations

For the ecumenical and interreligious dialogue these Dialogue Advisors have been appointed: These advisors constitute the Secretariat for Ecumenical & Inter-religious Dialogue for the Society. The Secretariat is a consultative group conversant with the ongoing dialogues among diverse faith communities. Each advisor remains in his present work and location rather than moving to Rome. All the advisors gather in Rome once a year to meet together with Father General for discussions on developments in ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue, and the Society's involvement in them. Each advisor is appointed for a term of three years.
 
 

The Secretariat for the Promotion of Faith


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The Secretariat for the Collaboration with Others




The Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat


Fr. Patxi Álvarez de los Mozos
Fr. Patxi Álvarez de los Mozos
(Province of Loyola, Spain, Born: 1967)
Secretary for Social Justice and Ecology.

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Fr. Xavier Jeyaraj
Fr. Xavier Jeyaraj

(Calcutta Province, India, Born: 1962)
Assistant Secretary for Social Justice and Ecology.





The Higher Education Secretariat


Fr. Michael Garanzini
Fr. Michael J. Garanzini
(Missouri Province, USA, Born: 1948)
Secretary for Higher Education

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The Education Secretariat


Fr. José Alberto Mesa
Fr. José Alberto Mesa
(Colombia Province, Born: 1960)
Secretary for Education

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Sec. for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations

For the Ecumenical dialogue with other Christian communities:

  • Oriental churches: Milan Žust(SVN) Official, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Vatican
  • Protestants: Thomas Rausch (California, USA) theology professor, Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles

For the Inter-religious Dialogue:

  • Judaism: Jean-Pierre Sonnet (Belgium) Professor Hebrew Bible, Gregorian University, Rome
  • Islam: Christian Troll, Emeritus professor, Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Buddhism: Gregory C. Sharkey (NEN)Professor, Rangjung Yeshe Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Hinduism: Noel Sheth,  Professor, Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune, India
  • Indigenous religions in the Americas: Felipe Jaled Ali Modad Aguilar(MEX) Parish Rector, Bachajón Mission, Mexico
  • Indigenous religions in Africa: Kemboly Mpay, Professor, Philosophy Faculty, Kinshasa, DR Congo

Group of councellors
Group of Dialogue advisers at their first meeting in September 2010. Visit at the Vatican Congregation of Interreligious Dialogue. From left to right: 1. Christian Troll, 3. Mpay Kemboli, 4. Milan Zust, 5. Noel Sheth, 6. Xavier Albó, 7. Jean-Pierre Sonnet, 8. Fr. General, 9. Mons. Celata, 10. Joe Daoust, 11. Thomas Rausch, 13. Etienne Degrez. Not present at the meeting: Aloysius Pieris