News Detail
Society of Jesus Promotes Justice Through International Networking Conference

November 12, 2015 — An international meeting to be held in Loyola, Spain, from November 17-20 will bring together Jesuit and Ignatian organizations from around the world devoted to global collaboration and the promotion of social justice.

A year ahead of the Society of Jesus’ 36th General Congregation, the meeting is being convened to evaluate how networking has helped the Jesuits' mission in the struggle for justice, to identify the main lessons learned and to propose actions to enhance collaboration.

“We need a level of agency in which institutions and individuals see themselves as part of a wider mission transcending the boundaries of their institution or region,” said Jesuit Father Daniel Villanueva, director of Entreculturas in Madrid, which helps defend access to education for the disadvantaged.

“Our existing structures need to be renewed so that we can respond better to the global challenges and to the international problems of today and tomorrow. This is the reason why the Jesuits are developing networks: they are networks promoting the good of the mission,” added Fr. Villanueva, who has been involved in Jesuit Networking initiatives.

Attendees will include members of the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network, which was formed in 2008, as well as social justice delegates representing Jesuit provinces worldwide and representatives from other Jesuit organizations, including the Jesuit Network for Migrants in Latin America and Fe y Alegría.

Participants will hear presentations from Jesuit social justice networks, attend Mass together, have time for personal and group reflection and visit the house of St. Ignatius, founder of the Society of Jesus. Before the meeting concludes, attendees will share the recommendations of the group and create a final statement on networking.

For those unable to attend the meeting, visit www.networkingforjustice.org, where you can subscribe to receive the latest updates via email, including reflections, insights and news during and after the meeting.





Recent News

January 12, 2018 — Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School has selected Fr. William Verbryke, SJ, as its 12th president.

January 10, 2018 — Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola, the Jesuit secondary school in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has appointed Fr. Timothy A. Howe, SJ, to serve as the school’s next president.

January 8, 2018 — Jesuit Father Anthony J. Corcoran was installed as apostolic administrator of Kyrgyzstan on Dec. 17.

January 5, 2018 — Brendan Coffey, SJ, a Jesuit in formation, is featured in a news report on vocations in the Catholic Church.

January 3, 2018 — Michael D. Johnson, Ph.D., has been named as the 25th president of John Carroll University.

January 1, 2018 — In the early days of 2017, the newly elected Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Father Arturo Sosa, SJ, helped set the stage for a year that will be very much remembered for the Jesuits’ care for people at the margins.

January 1, 2018 — As the new year begins, Jesuits.org invites you to reflect on 2017 with this Ignatian Annual Examen courtesy of Xavier University’s Jesuitresource.org.

view all news

Search news

Publications
Since St. Ignatius bought a printing press in 1556, the Jesuits have been involved in communications. Today the Society of Jesus publishes a number of award-winning journals and publications. Click below to access our latest issues.

America 11/13/17

America 10/30/17

America 10/29/17



Jesuit Spirituality Center
Situated on 900 acres of farmland, the Jesuit Spirituality Center at Grand Coteau provides a quiet environment for those seeking God through the Spiritual Exercises.