Social Apostolate


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.

Jesuit Social Research Institute works to transform the Gulf South through action research, analysis, education, and advocacy on the core issues of poverty, race, and migration. The Institute is a collaboration of Loyola University New Orleans and the Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus, rooted in the faith that does justice.


Eco-Spirituality. Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces of the Jesuits will share monthly stories that feature ways Jesuits, lay collaborators and our ministries are responding to the call of Pope Francis to care for our common home.  Any ministry may contribute a story. The Provinces hope to share uplifting experiences that encourage each of us to act justly and compassionately.



Jesuit European Social Center. 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.



Jesuits in Social Action (JESA) South Asia Secretariat was formally initiated in 1973 to assist the Major Superiors to translate the faith – justice mandate of GC 32 into action in all the ministries and in particular in social action ministry of the Society of Jesus. The primary function of JESA is to encourage and elicit well-studied and analyzed responses and interventions from Jesuits and collaborates in favour of and with the marginalized groups and communities.

Ranchi Jesuit Society. Ranchi Province was created at a time when the growth and expansion of the mission was in progress not only through the establishment of new parishes, educational institutions and political proliferation of the Christian tribal community, but also through the social interventions of the Missionaries

Delhi Jesuits. The Delhi Province has six Social Service Centers – Jaipur, Bhiwadi, Ropar, Almora, Jehangirpuri (Delhi), and Shahabad (Delhi).  Shahabad and Jaipur have accredited Vocational Institutes (by NIOS – Delhi) also.

Patna Jesuit. Tarumitra Ashram, being a center for concerted action, regularly organizes workshops, eco-exposure programs, Eco-retreats and Ecological campaigns





Jesuit Social Services are a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential.  They partner with community to support those most in need. They work to change policies, practices, ideas and values that perpetuate inequality, prejudice and exclusion.

Jesuit Mission Australia is the non-profit development and relief organisation engaging the ministries of the Jesuits and broader networks domestically and overseas. For over 60 years, they have worked to inspire social justice, support community needs  and empower through education. They promote environmental sustainability and social development in marginalised locations, most recently in Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Myanmar.

Jesuit Refugee Service is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. They undertake services at national and regional levels with the support of an international office in Rome. Their programs are found in 50 countries, providing assistance to refugees in camps and cities, individuals displaced within their own countries, asylum seekers in cities (urban refugees) and people held in detention centres.



Jesuit Social Apostolate. The priorities of the Japan Province Social Apostolate Committee for the past 10 years have been: (1) migration (2) marginalization (3) psychological distress (social exclusion) (4) ecological issues (5) peace building.



Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC) is a Jesuit research and training institute that promotes environmental sustainability and social justice through the integration of scientific methodologies and social processes and that networks across the Asia Pacific region in moving an agenda of science for sustainability.

The Institute of Social Order (ISO) has continued in its work as one of the social apostolates of the Society of Jesus. It is a non-government organization armed with a mission to uphold the rights and dignity of the poor and marginalized. Presently, ISO has been working with small municipal fishers, the sector considered to be the poorest of the poor in the country.

John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues JJCICSI’s work is strategically focused on empowering local actors as a core component of its research and advocacy involvement. The Institute has also ventured into developing projects that benefit the urban and rural poor, women, and children.

Philippine Jesuit Prison Service (PJPS) seeks to enflesh a “faith that does justice” by ministering to the prison community of the Bureau of Corrections. PJPS is a community of Jesuit and lay partners who share in the mission of Christ through prison ministry. Imbued with Ignatian Spirituality, it is an effective agent in promoting and working towards holistic rehabilitation of incarcerated individuals and their families.

Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB), then known as the Namfrel Marines, began in 1986 during the EDSA Revolution as a network of the religious, individuals, and groups that aimed at safeguarding ballots and ensuring clean and credible elections. It developed as a non-profit organization, under the guidance of the Society of Jesus in the Philippines, with the mission of upholding and promoting social justice through its good governance advocacy and disaster risk reduction and management programs.

Jesuit Volunteers Philippines Foundation Inc. (JVPFI) engages in nation-building by recruiting, training and sending volunteers for a year of service to marginalized communities and areas with the greatest need. Jesuit volunteers empower these communities as teachers, formators, community organizers, or enterprise development officers assigned to under-resourced schools, parishes, and NGOs across the country.


JESAM Social Apostolate was created in April 2005 to constitute a platform of exchange of experience, lesson learnt, and encourage concerted actions that focus on social issues that face Africa and Madagascar. The rationale is to build a sense of direction, and provide necessary guidance, encouragement and support to the Apostolate, lay down coordinating structures and networking and facilitate/assist the social Apostolate to be rooted in the Ignatian Spirituality.

Silveira House, Jesuit Social Justice and Development Centre is a Catholic Church based organisation named after the first Jesuit priest to come to Zimbabwe in the 16th century (Gonzales da Silveira). It was founded in 1964 by Fr John Dove SJ.

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) carries its mission of accompanying, serving and advocating on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons in over 51 countries, including Islamic and non-Christian countries