International News Coverage

Worldwide protest against imprisonment of Fr. Stan Swamy's arrest.

National News Coverage

Nationwide protest and demand for immediate release of Fr. Stan Swamy, SJ and other civil rights activists.

News and Events

November 2, 2020

Fr. Agnelo Mascarenhas, SJ (GOA)

Fr. General has appointed Fr. Agnelo Mascarenhas, SJ (GOA) Provincial of Pune Province.
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November 1, 2020

India. Jesuit detained for defending indigenous peoples’ rights

The 83-year-old priest was arrested on October 8 by an anti-terrorist brigade, accused of links to Maoist groups
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October 29, 2020

ROME REPORTS (Spanish), You Tube

Jesuits demand the immediate release of Fr. Stan Swamy, arrested in India.
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October 18, 2020

News: Enews Express

NIA cites Stan Swamy ‘letter’ in chargesheet to bolster Elgar case | India Information
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October 17, 2020


Jesuits worldwide protest against imprisonment of elderly priest.
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September 27, 2020


The Jesuit educators (JEA) from across India had a very fruitful session the various aspects of the NEP 2020. The highlight of the meeting was to discuss
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September 18, 2020

UAP Prayers

Towards Loving Service Prayers on Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAP) & Conference Apostolic Preferences (CAP)
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September 16, 2020


The cover of this issue of Pax Lumina features 'Three girls’ by Amrita Sher-Gil. She was a Hungarian-Indian painter (1913-1941).
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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.