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November 26, 2021 / Latest News

Jesuit Global Network of Schools Released

On the 26 th November 2021, on the Feast Day of young St. John Berchmans (SJ) the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Rev. Fr. Arturo SOSA SJ releases the Jesuit Global Network of Schools. He will preside over the Eucharist at the Tomb of the Saint at St. Ignatius Church in Rome. Fr. Jose Mesa SJ, the Secretary of Jesuit Education will concelebrate Mass with Fr. General.
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November 17, 2021 / Latest News

PAXLUMINA – November 2021 Issue

This issue of Pax Lumina focuses on the world of the differently-abled. When this topic was mentioned, there were some eye-brows raised, politically correct ones for sure. The world of the differently-abled, according to those eyebrows, conjures up an image of a different, separate world for some of us who are less fortunate than those “abled” inhabiting the rest of the society.
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November 16, 2021 / Latest News

COP26: Optimism, caution, and hope

The legacy of COP26 is yet to be determined but mainstream media has already made its success contingent on the outcome of the negotiations between governments of countries that emit the most greenhouse gases. If this was what COP26 was all about, I would agree wholeheartedly with Greta Thunberg’s assessment that the whole thing is “a failure and a greenwash PR campaign.” There are, after all, 25 other COPs to attest to this.
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November 11, 2021 / Latest News

An appeal to focus on eco-education in COP26

Jesuits in India appeal to policy makers to give focus to eco-education in COP26 to raise awareness and action on environmental concerns and encourage public participation to tackle climate change issues. The Jesuit Ecological Network in India has more than 30 years of engaging in initiatives such as awareness creation, eco-education, organic farming, renewable energy, afforestation, preservation of biodiversity and endangered plant and animal species and there is much work being done to prevent the destruction of the natural environment and protect Mother Earth, Our Common Home.
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November 10, 2021 / Latest News

DNC Times – October Issue

DNC TIMES for this Quarter, bears witness to the fact that Jesuits are not lone rangers in Lord’s vineyard. Rather they share their mission with lay collaborators.
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November 10, 2021 / Latest News

Linking Labour with Security: the MAIN Plan

Hundreds of migrant workers in the states of Delhi and Kerala have been linked to a special Government portal that will give them access to various government services across the country, thanks to an initiative by the Jesuit Conference of India, and more will follow.
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October 30, 2021 / Latest News

Jesuit Collective to Engage with COP26 at Glasgow

Hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow will bring state parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
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October 28, 2021 / Latest News

MAIN awareness campaign on e-Shram Card

Migrant Assistance and Information Network (MAIN) has launched the awareness campaign on e-Shram Card among migrants and unorganised sector workers in the national capital, Delhi.
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Who We Are

The Society of Jesus was founded by Saint Ignatius Loyola and his companions in 1540. With a global membership of more than 16,000 members, the Society operates through six Conferences spread across over 110 countries. Jesuits live and work in about 80 Provinces and Regions across the world. The Jesuit Conference of South Asia (JCSA), which has 22 Provinces, is one of the Conferences. It has its presence in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan.

The JCSA has over 400 schools (urban and rural), about 60 higher education institutions (including the prestigious XLRIs, Loyola College and St. Xavier’s College). It has a network of over 100 social work centres. It also has research centres (Indian Social Institute—Delhi and Bengaluru), initiatives such as the inter-religious dialogue, empowering the marginalised through livelihood promotion, skilling the youth, supporting refugees and the displaced, helpline for migrants, etc.

The Jesuits in South Asia are aligned with the Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) of the Society of Jesus, and as a Conference it has  the following preferences:

a) Ensuring Quality Education;b) Promoting Ecology and Justice; c) Accompanying Youth; d) Fostering Peace and Reconciliation; and e) Promoting Renewal and Spirituality of Seeing God in All Things.

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What We Do

One Mission, Many Ministries: Responding to the Call of Christ the King

Jesuits are motivated by a deep, personal love of Jesus Christ and a “desire to imitate in some manner our Creator and Lord Jesus Christ … since he is the way which leads to life” (St Ignatius of Loyola). We seek to be “contemplatives in action” combining the service of faith with the promotion of justice, following the example of our founder, St Ignatius, who strove to “find God in all things.” We consider ourselves to be sent on mission with Jesus as companions consecrated for service under the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.

Jesuits are best known in the fields of education (schools, colleges, universities, seminaries, theological faculties), intellectual research, and spiritual renewal. In South Asia ,Jesuits run schools, universities and parishes and engage in missionary work, social justice, inter-religious dialogue, and other ‘frontier’ ministries. Most importantly, we continue the tradition of providing retreats based on The Spiritual Exercises, the foundational work of St Ignatius.

The goal of the Jesuit mission is to be ever available for the greater universal good, desiring always the “magis”, that which is truly better “For the Greater Glory of God.” It is this availability for the Church’s universal mission that marks the Society of Jesus as an apostolic religious order.

The Universal Apostolic Preferences

There are four working fields to which the Society of Jesus will pay special attention and in which it will invest a significant portion of its various resources over the next few years.

SHOWING THE WAY TO GOD

WALKING WITH THE EXCLUDED

JOURNEYING WITH YOUTH

CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME

Our Regional Collaborators [Provinces]

Andhra

Bombay

Calcutta

Chennai

Darjeeling

Delhi

Dumka-Raiganj

Goa

Gujarat

Hazaribagh

Jamshedpur

Karnataka

Kerala

Kohima

Madhya Pradesh

Madurai

Nepal

Patna

Pune

Ranchi

Sri Lanka