Archive for Networking

From carbon challenges to community gardens, living and taking action on Laudato si’

2016_06_30_N&E_Photo1The Ignatian Solidarity Network and the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States worked collaboratively to create a listing of how Jesuit ministries responded to Laudato si’ since its release last year).  Jesuit institutions are taking stock of their response to the pope’s rallying cry to care for our common home and every higher education institution in the US is included along with many secondary schools, parishes, and social ministries.

Dialogue with Buddhists on ecology and faith

2016.03.buddhist_christian_workshop_discussionJesuits and Buddhist monks and nuns came together in early March to share and dialogue on ecology and religions in a workshop organised by the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific. Organised locally by Fr Lawrence Soosai SJ of the Patna Jesuit Province, the three-day workshop was held in India, in the city of Bodhgaya where the Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment, and which is one of the holiest of Buddhist cities.

Two great tasks of our time

loyola-meet-01-758x426How can Jesuits and their colleagues respond more effectively to the challenges of justice issues all over the world? That was the question explored by an international group of over fifty Jesuits and co-workers from various Jesuit justice organisations  when they met together in Loyola, Spain from 17-20 November. Among them was Irish Jesuit Martin Curry SJ, Programmes Officer of Irish Jesuit Missions.

Objectivity and urgency driving the Stockholm Dialogue

2015_11_30_Editorial_Photo2With joy and hope in their hearts, and openness and creativity in their minds, the Global Igntian Advocacy Network (GIAN)-Ecology entered into the second day of the Stockholm Dialogue to explore with members of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) the relationship between scientific objectivity and social urgency inherent within what we know as sustainability science – a science that emphasises and puts into practical action the social transformation that embraces social inclusion and environmental integrity.

The July 2015 conference in Melbourne, Australia

melbourne_2015The July 2015 conference in Melbourne, Australia focused on “Expanding the Jesuit Higher Education Network: Collaborations for Social Justice.” Close to 200 leaders of Jesuit higher education institutions around the world spent three days discussing current collaborative projects and seeking future opportunities.

Ignatian Advocacy Network

ignatian_advocacy_networkFrom the last Congregation, and accompanied by the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat, several international networks for Ignatian advocacy have begun to develop in several areas: Ecology, Peace and Human Rights, Right to quality education, Governance of natural and mineral resources, Migrants and displaced people.These networks have invited institutions from all the Conferences in the Society to respond in an articulated way in the five areas above mentioned.Though many of these institutions belong to the social apostolate, they wish to collaborate with apostolic works from other sectors and offer, together with them, a more holistic response to the above challenges of our common mission.