Archive for Networking

Networking globally for justice

2015_10_31_Editorial_Photo1Drawing on the experiences of the four GIANs – migration, governance of natural and mineral resources, ecology, and right to education – the SJES is convening an international meeting entitled Networking for Justice from 16 to 20 November 2015 in Loyola, Spain that will bring together the GIAN core groups and other international networks of the Society such as representatives from Xavier Network  with its Jesuit Missions and other development NGOs, International Federation of Fe y Alegría, and the Social Justice Delegates of all Apostolic Conferences of the Society of Jesus.

Governance of Natural and Mineral Resources (GNMR) Network

GNMRPicThe Governance of Natural and Mineral Resources (GNMR) Network is one of five Global Ignatian Advocacy Networks established following General Congregation 35 in 2008, when a new emphasis was placed on the reality that the Society of Jesus is ‘one body with a universal mission’. (The other Networks are Peace and Human Rights, Education for all, Migration, and Ecology). All Conferences and Provinces were asked to commit to the five priorities.

The purpose of the GNMR Network is to ensure that issues of equity and sustainability are addressed in the governance of natural resources. The GNMR Network supports and advocates on behalf of local communities affected by mining activities, and lobbies on human rights issues where appropriate.

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. The challenges and opportunities were well articulated in a video on “Social Justice and the Jesuit University” that complements a document on the same subject entitled “The Promotion of Justice in the Universities of the Society.” The video, document, program, extended interview with Superior General Adolfo Nicolás, can be found on this site.