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a right relationship with One Another

According to Decree 3 of General Congregation 35 (2008) this is the second area in which Jesuits, as servants of Christ, are invited to work.

While in our global world
many people have been lifted from poverty,
the gap between rich and poor within nations
and across national boundaries has increased.

Transnational interests, unconstrained by
national laws and often abetted by corruption,
frequently exploit the natural resources
of the poor.
Powerful economic groups foment violence,
war and arms trafficking.

How can we see the world from the perspective
of the poor and the marginalized,
learning from them, acting with and for them?

How can we build bridges
between rich and poor,
establish advocacy links of mutual support
between those who hold political power
and those who find it difficult
to voice their interests?





Offices in the Roman Jesuit Curia
dealing with this mission


The Higher Education Secretariat




The Education Secretariat




The Social Justice and Ecology secretariat

The office exists to support and encourage Jesuits and partners in their work for justice and peace worldwide. Edits the digital review “Promotio Iustitiae” in English, Spanish, French and Italian.



The Jesuit Refugee Service - JRS

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced persons in more than 50 countries worldwide. The main areas of work are in the field of advocacy, education, emergency assistance, income generating activities, pastoral care and social services.