The Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat of the Jesuit Curia in Rome


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  • To build bridges between the rich and the poor, and establish advocacy links... (GC 35, # 3.28)

  • South Asian Conference Social Coordinators 2012

  • Let us be protectors of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature (Pope Francis, 2013)

  • 'Friends of the Lord' means 'Friends with the poor'(GC 34, # 2.9)

  • Move beyond doubts and indifference to take responsibility for our home, the Earth (GC 35, # 3.31)

  • To respond today to pressing needs of our complex and fragile world, many hands are surely needed (GC 35, # 6.30)

  • To discover new horizons and to reach new social, cultural and religious frontiers... (GC 35, # 1.6)

  • Asia Pacific Conference Social Apostolate gathering 2013

  • Love of God which does not issue in justice for others is a farce (Pedro Arrupe SJ, 1973)


Meeting of the Social Apostolate in Korea and Japan

Park Mun-Su SJ (KOR)


This first plenary meeting of social apostolate Jesuits and collaborators of the Japan and Korea Provinces took place in conjunction with the 2015 Gangjeong Peace Conference. This setting was chosen because 14 Jesuits and collaborators of the Japan Province attended the Peace Conference, and 13 of them stayed for the social apostolate meeting. The provincials of each province attended the peace conference and the social apostolate meeting.


The setting for the conference and the social apostolate meeting was the newly opened St. Francis Peace Center, an initiative of the Jeju Catholic Diocese. Gangjeong Village, in Jeju Island, So Korea, is the site of an important ongoing confrontation over the c...

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