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February 23, 2021 / Latest News

COVID-19 pandemic: A pathbreaking period in history for migrant workers

The Jesuit Conference of India organised a webinar “Accompanying Distress Migrants” on the International Migrants Day, 18 December. Padma Shri Dr Sunitha Krishan, Founder of Prajwala, Shri Shabari Nair, Labour Migration Specialist, ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team (DWT), New Delhi, and Shri Rajiv Khandelwal, Founder and Executive Director, Aajeevika Bureau, Udaipur, were the panelists at the webinar. A report:
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February 18, 2021

IAJU News No 57

The Beijing Center Adapting to the Changing International Education Environment
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February 17, 2021 / Latest News

JIVAN – February 2021

Digital communication helps people reach out and make greater connections and make the unheard voices heard. It is the windows to know an institution, it’s origin and growth, vision and mission, plans and programs, options and values, partners and well-wishers.
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February 4, 2021 / Latest News

SAAJN – Issue 8

This issue of SAAJN is dedicated to Fr Keith Abranches. We also present to you the plight of Indian farmers protesting against the recently enacted farm laws in India, Jesuit interventions in alleviating the sufferings of the migrants in India, the continuing efforts at standing with Fr Stan Lourduswamy who was unjustly arrested on false charges, the Conference preparations for the Ignatian year 2021-22 and other news of the Conference.
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January 16, 2021 / Latest News

Pax Lumina – January 2021

This issue of Pax Lumina focuses mainly on the plight of the sex workers and human trafficking.
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January 11, 2021

Webinars on the Universal Apostolic Preferences

The Secretariat for Faith of Karnataka Province is organizing five webinars on the Universal Apostolic Preferences from Jan 23 till May 29, 2021.
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January 8, 2021

Arjen Tete, SJ, New Delegate For Formation-JCSA

Arjen Tete SJ is the new Secretary for Formation, known as Conference Delegate for Formation (CDF), South Asia.
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January 4, 2021

Re-launch of websites

On 4th of January 2021 Jesuit Conference of India/South Asia-Conference Development Office launched two websites
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Our Vision

To reconcile: with God, one another and creation;
To reorient: mission priorities and governance structures

Our Mission

To re-launch: on the pathway to God, with the marginalized and the young, in our common home – the earth.

Who We Are

Jesuit Conference of South Asia (JCSA) represents the conference and the governing body of the conference.

It is one of six conferences of the Society of Jesus worldwide; one of the two conferences in Asia, the other being the Asia Pacific Conference (JCAP). The presence of the Jesuits in Asia began with the coming of St Francis Xavier, and two young companions, in the year 1542 to Goa.

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.