“Discernment, collaboration and networking offer three important perspectives on our contemporary way of proceeding” (GC36 D.2 N.3)

Social Justice and Ecology

The Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat assists Father General in developing the apostolic mission of the Society in its dimension for promoting justice and reconciliation with creation. The Secretary for Social Justice and Ecology establishes collaboration between apostolic sectors, paying special attention to the social apostolate.

Collaboration

The Secretariat for Collaboration affirms the value of Jesuit collaboration with fellow-Jesuits, as well as with all women and men of good will. We believe the globalized world confronts us with the challenge of collaboration since Jesuits are both “men for others and men with others”.

Service of Faith

The Secretariat for the Service of Faith advises Father General on the main issues that the Society must address in the Service of the Faith. It collaborates with the other Curia Secretariats to animate the service of faith in all apostolic sectors, while also supporting the work of Spirituality, with particular attention to the ministry of the Spiritual Exercises.

Secondary and Pre-secondary Education

Our Secretariat for Secondary and Pre-secondary Education networks our schools in important ways. Each of the six Conferences of Provincials has a dedicated Secretary for Education. He or she is in regular contact with the Secretary for Education of the Society of Jesus, Fr. José Alberto Mesa.

Higher Education

Universities and faculties across the world are increasingly linking together, coordinated by Father Michael Garanzini. In 2018 there will be a special conference in Bilbao where the Presidents of the different universities and faculties come together to share about priorities in Higher Education across the globe.

Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations

Our world can often seem divided on religious lines and to be split by a growing fundamentalism. And so the Society of Jesus places a great stress on ecumenical and inter-religious relations.

Our Secretariat for Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Relations has experts in Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, traditional religions. Its ecumenical dimension brings expertise in Protestantism, the Orthodox tradition and Anglicanism. An annual meeting produces a rich series of ideas and discussion of the best ways to go forward as we work for a future based on dialogue rather than confrontation.

Jesuit Refugee Service

The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is a ministry of the Society of Jesus with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate the cause of refugees and other forcibly displaced people. JRS is present in 53 countries worldwide, serving over 640,000 people. JRS’s priorities of reconciliation, education, livelihoods and advocacy draw from the holistic vision of our founder, Fr. Pedro Arrupe SJ, and refugees’ desires to heal, learn and have a voice in their future.

The Christian Life Community (CVX-CLC)

The Christian Life Community is an international association of Christians: men and women, adults and young people, of all social conditions, who want to follow Jesus Christ more closely and work with Him for the building of the Kingdom. Members make up small groups, which are part of larger communities organised regionally and nationally, all forming one World Community. The CLC is present in almost sixty countries.

Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network

The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) is an ecclesial service of the Holy See entrusted to the Society of Jesus, includes the Eucharistic Youth Movement. Its mission is to mobilize Christians, through prayer and action, for the challenges facing humanity and the mission of the Church. The foundation of its mission of compassion for the world is the Heart of Christ.

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