The Jesuit Centre for Ecology and Development (JCED) is a social and sustainable development work of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) of the Southern Africa Province (SAP). The Centre is based in Malawi and is engaged in resilience building, adaptation and climate justice advocacy support targeting those most affected and vulnerable in rural and marginalized communities.
JCED’s work is inspired by and a response to the calls for urgent climate action and the promotion of integral ecology in Laudato Si and the Universal Apostolic Preferences.
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As a work of the Jesuit Conference of European Provincials, JESC expresses the commitment of the Society of Jesus to a Europe where human rights, freedom and solidarity are the foundation of integration.
Its core mission is to reflect on the life, policies and practice of the European Union. We seek an engagement which authentically expresses Christian faith, remains close to the poor and marginalized, analyze social reality with competence, and advocates for justice in European political structures. In a context in which the EU is undergoing the most acute political crisis of its existence, JESC seeks a critical but constructive engagement with the EU.
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The Christian Life Community is a community of Christians of Ignatian spirituality. Members form groups, which are part of national communities, all configuring a World Community. CLC’s charism and spirituality are Ignatian. Their way of life is marked by austerity and solidarity with marginalized people, integrating contemplation and action, in a spirit of discernment.
CLC’s focus areas include ecology, family, globalization and poverty, youth, and spirituality.
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The Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat assists Fr. General in developing the apostolic mission of the Society, through its dimension for promoting justice and reconciliation with creation, both at the level of the Conferences and Provinces in the Society of Jesus, as well as establishing collaborations between apostolic sectors and the Social Apostolate.
The Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat:
1. Advises Fr. General in the Society’s commitment to promote justice, to reconcile with creation and to create a consistent culture of protection of the vulnerable;
2. Serves as a channel of communication between Fr. General and the apostolic body of the Society especially in the social apostolate;
3. Coordinates, guides and assists directors of social centres / institutes, delegates of provinces and conferences to fulfil their responsibility;
4. Creates links between the networks of the social apostolate and the entire apostolic body of the Society, to help maintain unity in the one common mission; and
5. Promotes the universal character of the mission of the Society by helping at all levels to live positively the local-global tension beyond the borders of apostolic sectors, provinces or regions.
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The Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN) is a national social justice network inspired by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. ISN was founded in 2004 and is a lay-led organization working in partnership with Jesuit universities, high schools, and parishes, along with many other Catholic institutions and social justice partners.
Through in-person and virtual programs and campaigns, ISN provides social justice education grounded in Catholic Social Teaching, and works to mobilize its 90,000+ network members to take action on timely issues related to migration, care for creation, racial justice, and economic justice. The focus of ISN’s work is always with an eye toward forming individuals with a life-long commitment to the “service of faith and the promotion of justice.”
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Inspired by the generous love and example of Jesus Christ, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organization with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons, that they may heal, learn, and determine their own future. JRS’ work expresses the commitment of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) to stand with refugees around the world.
JRS programmes are currently found in over 50 countries, serving refugees, other forcibly displaced persons and members of the host communities. The main services provided are in the field of Reconciliation, Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support, Education and Livelihoods. Occasionally, JRS provides emergency relief and basic health care.
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IAJU is an association of Jesuit Catholic universities and institutes of higher education. Founded in 2018 and approved by the Fr. General, Arturo Sosa, of the Society of Jesus, the IAJU is recognized as the international advisory and coordinating body to the Secretariat of Jesuit Higher Education and, through him, to Father General and his Assistants in matters related to higher education and the intellectual apostolate.
The mission of the IAJU is to contribute to the progress of the Society’s apostolate of higher education through the application of its decrees and documents in order to promote the development of a more just and humane world for the greater honor and glory of God. Ecojesuit is also a member of the Environmental and Economic Justice Task Force of the IAJU.
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The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice is a faith-based non-profit organisation which contributes to the creation of a society in which faith promotes justice for all, with a special focus on care of common home, and on those who endure poverty, discrimination, and exclusion.
The societal issues that the Centre focuses on are complex and require thorough research and well considered plans for action. Rather than offering short-term solutions, JCFJ conducts independent analysis and reflection in order to tackle structural injustice. The Centre has developed a reputation for credibility, competence and compassion in several key areas of public policy.
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The Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network Africa (JENA) is a diverse community of faith-inspired Jesuit NGOs, also known as Social Centre’s, related Jesuit Institutions, individual Jesuit peace and development activists and scholars driven by a vision of a just, poverty-free, peaceful and ecologically regenerative Africa. JENA operates under the aegis of the Justice and Ecology Office (JEO) of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM).
Working collaboratively with communities whose voices and life-ways have been marginalized and who may experience an intersection of multiple forms of injustice, our member organizations are dedicated to fighting poverty and related injustices around Africa empowering marginalized voices, communities and groups, and facilitating policy innovation.
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