Asia Pacific - Cultivating the Jesuit identity of the social apostolate
"What is the difference between our social centres and NGOs? What is Jesuit about our centres?" These are questions we often ask ourselves and rarely take seriously. The JCAP social apostolate workshop, "Cultivating the Jesuit Identity of Social Ministries", sought to answer these questions, and address organisational weaknesses often found in Jesuit social centres. Most of the 32 Jesuits and lay collaborators who gathered at Seven Fountains, Chiang Mai from August 13 to 17 were new directors and staff of Jesuit social centres in the region. The workshop consisted of four parts. Read more...