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Global - Meeting of social delegates and leaders of the global advocacy networks
(May-2019) 
 

50 Years of Justice and Reconciliation - Patxi Álvarez SJ
(May-2019) 
 

USA Midwest Province Social Commission considers the Social Justice Apostolate
(May-2019) 
 

Latin America - Arrupe Fundamental: Dossier to celebrate 50 years of the Social Justice and Ecology
(May-2019) 
 

Asia Pacific - Confronting the global issue of refugees and migrants
(May-2019) 
 

Amazonia - We all win
(May-2019) 
 

Africa - From "potentiality" to "reality" for the nutritional future in the DRC
(May-2019) 
 

Australia - Mission in hope: Our Province five-year Apostolic Plan
(May-2019) 
 

Canada- Four Ignatian and Ecological Resources to take Care of our Common
(May-2019) 
 

Global - Three Jesuits at the 4th UN General Assembly on the Environment
(May-2019) 
 

Global - Ignatian Solidarity Network shares insights into networking practices
(May-2019) 
 

India - South Asian Jesuits stress inter-cultural identity
(May-2019) 
 

Latin America - "Somos Encuentros" (We Are Encounters): Communication Campaign on forced migration i
(May-2019) 
 

Nepal - Tarumitra Exposure Program
(May-2019) 
 

Latin America - Prepares for the 50th Anniversary of the Social Apostolate
(Apr-2019) 
 

Africa - Tax Justice: More about human dignity and wellbeing than
(Apr-2019) 
 

Mozambique-Zimbabwe -JCAM President Statement on Cyclone Idai
(Apr-2019) 
 

SJES - Promoting a Consistent Culture of Protection
(Apr-2019) 
 

Philippines - AIR Community's commitment to the environment
(Apr-2019) 
 

Spain - Jesuits live in Communities of Hospitality with Migrants, Refugees and Ex-Prisoners
(Apr-2019) 
 

Xavier Network - Advocating for a More Just World
(Apr-2019) 
 

Global - JCAM at the Fourth United Nations General Assembly on the Environment
(Apr-2019) 
 

Global - Religions and SDGs
(Apr-2019) 
 

East Africa - Br. Vincent Soreng honoured by Pope Francis for the Care of our Common Home
(Apr-2019) 
 

USA - Pre-Synodal International Conference on Integral ecology at Georgetown
(Apr-2019) 
 

Vatican - Spiritual Retreat with South Sudan Leaders: Time to Choose Life
(Apr-2019) 
 

Philippines - Indigenous Youth Join the Global Movement to March for Climate
(Apr-2019) 
 

SJES Jubilee - 50 years of Blessings, Gratefully, Envision the Future
(Mar-2019) 
 

Latin America - CPAL's Message on Venezuelan Crisis
(Mar-2019) 
 

Global - Jesuit Networking Launches New Collaborative Platform
(Mar-2019) 
 

Belgium- "Act now for the climate... let's be coherent!", an article from Charles Delhez SJ
(Mar-2019) 
 

Africa - JASCNET Rebranded, It is now JENA
(Mar-2019) 
 

Europe - JESC starts European Leadership Program
(Mar-2019) 
 

Britain - Is Leadership too Important to be Left to Leaders?
(Mar-2019) 
 

Britain - A Zero Carbon Future for the Catholic Church?
(Mar-2019) 
 

Vatican - A Conference to study Role of Religions in SDGs
(Mar-2019) 
 

 

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Global - Meeting of social delegates and leaders of the global advocacy networks
(May-24-2019)

Following a call of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat, social delegates and leaders of the global advocacy networks met in Rome from May 13th to 17th. During the meeting, situation, challenges and opportunities of social apostolate in each conference were shared, the situation of each network - Ecology, Right to Education, Migrations and Justice in Mining (Extractive Industries) - was presented and the conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat, which will take place next November in Rom, was planned. The meeting concluded with a Eucharistic celebration in the church of the Gesú.

     

     

50 Years of Justice and Reconciliation - Patxi Álvarez SJ
(May-24-2019)

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat in the Curia of the Society of Jesus in Rome, we have given the floor to the former secretaries. Each one recounts what drew the attention of his team when he led this apostolic secretariat of the Society and the challenges he perceives for the social and ecological apostolate in today's world. Today, we present the vision of Fr. Francisco Javier (Patxi) Álvarez. He is currently a member of the ALBOAN team, a Jesuit NGO of the Spanish Province dedicated to international development. He is also Delegate of the Provincial of Spain for discernment and apostolic planning. Read more...

     

     

USA Midwest Province Social Commission considers the Social Justice Apostolate
(May-24-2019)

Joined by USA Midwest Provincial Fr. Brian Paulson, SJ, and Jesuit Conference of Canada and the U.S. Secretary for Justice and Ecology Ted Penton, SJ, the USA Midwest Province Social Commission met in Chicago April 2-3, 2019, to reflect on past, present, and most importantly the future of the Jesuit social justice apostolate on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES). The meeting assessed the graces and challenges of our past work and more importantly discerned current signs of the times and opportunities to advance the new Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society. Read more...

     

     

Latin America - Arrupe Fundamental: Dossier to celebrate 50 years of the Social Justice and Ecology
(May-24-2019)

On the occasion of the opening of Fr. Pedro Arrupe's cause of beatification and coinciding with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat, which he created, the Ecuadoran Province of the Society of Jesus wants to offer the document "Arrupe Fundamental", prepared by the Spirituality Secretariat and the Social Sector of the province, as a way of approaching Fr. Arrupe's thought and heart: education, spiritual renewal, social commitment and justice, spirituality... are some of the analyzed issues. Read more...

     

     

Asia Pacific - Confronting the global issue of refugees and migrants
(May-24-2019)

Twenty-five people in charge of advocacy for migrants and refugees from 13 organizations from 12 countries in the Asia Pacific region gathered in Seoul. As the plight of refugees and migrants has emerged as a global issue, advocacy for migrants and refugees becomes one of the foremost apostolates of the Society of Jesus. The meeting focused on how to implement the international agreements on refugees and migrants, or the Global Compacts, which were unanimously passed by representatives of 193 countries at the United Nations last year. To this end, Fr Tony Moreno SJ, President of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific, predicted that the issue of refugees and migrants will be a major challenge for the global community, and that this international agreement will mark a milestone in resolving pending issues. Read more...

     

     

Amazonia - We all win
(May-24-2019)

Jesuits have always been prominently present at the Amazonia. Today, with an important local presence, articulated as a network which goes through provinces, administrative boundaries and apostolates, Jesuits struggle to defend and promote life and sustainability at the Amazonia, in solidarity with the poorest and the socially excluded, particularly with the indigenous people. Read more...

     

     

Africa - From "potentiality" to "reality" for the nutritional future in the DRC
(May-24-2019)

"We support young people in finding innovative solutions to nutrition issues". This is how Jean Mboma, Jesuit and Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (FSAV) in the Democratic Republic of Congo, describes an important aspect of the objectives of this higher education institution. The faculty was recognized in 2016 by the Congolese government as part of a Jesuit-led university project, the Loyola University of Congo. In addition to the FSAV, it integrates existing university centres, in particular, the Faculty of Philosophy Saint Pierre Canisius, as also institutions offering degrees in social sciences, management and business administration sciences. Read more...

     

     

Australia - Mission in hope: Our Province five-year Apostolic Plan
(May-24-2019)

1st May is the feast of St Joseph the Worker. St Joseph is remembered for listening carefully before acting humbly and generously. This year the feast comes a week after the launch in Sydney of our five-year Province Apostolic Plan 2019-24: 'A Call to Mission in Hope'. Our Province mission is a call to 'mission in hope' because hope in our world and in our Church is something we need at this time. The recent killings of innocent people in Christchurch and Sri Lanka are stark reminders of the violence and evil that remains in the world. This evil denies human life and goodness. It removes the everyday desire we all share to live in a safe, friendly and hospitable world. It destroys hope. Read more...

     

     

Canada- Four Ignatian and Ecological Resources to take Care of our Common
(May-24-2019)

While celebrating the Week of the Earth, we want to remember that we are called to take care of the Creation and to remember the words of Pope Francis, at the beginning of his pontificate: "... we are the guardians of the Creation, of God's design written in nature, guardians of the other, guardians of the environment". The Justice and Ecology Office of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States has conceived an Ecological Examination to help the individuals and the organizations pray, reflect and discern the actions needed to respond to Pope Francis' call to safeguard our common home. Read more...

     

     

Global - Three Jesuits at the 4th UN General Assembly on the Environment
(May-24-2019)

Three Jesuits along with one lay collaborator participated in the 4th Assembly of Nations the United Nations for the environment recently held in Nairobi - James Kayanda (EAP), Adrian Makasa Chikwamo (ZAM) Ghislain Tshikendwa Matadi (ACE) and Ms. Elizabeth Auma . The theme of the environment was scrutinized with rigour and realism. Read more...

     

     

Global - Ignatian Solidarity Network shares insights into networking practices
(May-24-2019)

The Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN) works to connect and unite members of the Jesuit network to advocate for a variety of social justice issues. During the past 15 years, ISN has witnessed the evolution of networking as the influence of the internet and social media have increased, reducing the limitations of working with a national network. ISN has consequently gained insights into best practices around 21st century online networking and advocacy, providing a variety of programs and opportunities for members to connect and advocate from where they live. One example of a successful national networking program at ISN is the Ignatian Carbon Challenge (ICC). The idea for the program began with two teachers at Cheverus High School in Portland, ME. Read more...

     

     

India - South Asian Jesuits stress inter-cultural identity
(May-24-2019)

Jesuit leaders in South Asia have decided to seek a better understanding of their multicultural background in order to better serve their mission areas. Some 200 Jesuits from 19 provinces and regions participated in an assembly on the theme of "Inter-culturality for Reconciled Life and Mission" from April 25-28 in Pune city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. They used "spiritual conversation", a method advocated by their founder St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556), to foster greater understanding and strengthen their communities. The method encourages people to share their innermost thoughts without feeling shame, or harboring any fear of being judged. The Jesuits used this to speak about their issues with different cultures in order to try and gain a better understanding of the issues involved. Read more...