The mission of the Office of Justice and Ecology (OJE) is to help the president and provincials of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States reflect the Jesuits’ work for reconciliation on issues such as immigration and economic, criminal, juvenile and environmental justice.
The OJE is the voice of the provincials to the Church, governments, nongovernmental agencies and others, advocating on behalf of the poor and other marginalized communities and encouraging others to do the same. The OJE serves as the principal liaison with the international Society of Jesus, particularly with the Secretariat for Social Justice and Ecology at the Jesuit Curia in Rome.
Equally as important, the OJE helps the Jesuit Conference
fulfill the mandate of General Congregation 36 for developing Jesuit, Ignatian
and other networks by collaborating and cooperating with various groups and
encouraging them to live a faith that does justice.
Ted Penton, S.J.
Secretary of the Office
of Justice and Ecology
Senior Policy Advisor
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