News and Events

August 23, 2021 / Latest News

FR. PAUL JACKSON, SJ A CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN SUFI

Paul Jackson, SJ: A Contemporary Christian Sufi - by Frs. Joseph Victor Edwin, SJ and Victor Lobo, SJ is a jewel of a book consisting of fond memories and memorable impressions of the great Christian Sufi as remembered and recounted by those who had known him intimately.
Read More
August 18, 2021 / Latest News

SALAAM : April-July 2021

SALAAM is a Quarterly published by the Islamic Studies Association. This issue is dedicated to Blessed Charles de Foucauld.
Read More
August 9, 2021 / Ignatian News, Latest News

Ignatian Year web page inauguration

Jesuit Conference of India/South Asia - Conference Development Office organized an online event for the inauguration of the web page launch of South Asia Ignatian Year on 8 August 2021 which was live streamed at JCSA YouTube Channel where around 500 people had participated which includes all the South Asia Province coordinators, Jesuit Collaborators, partners and friends.
Read More
August 7, 2021 / Latest News

DNC Times: July 2021

The magazine helps us to think and work beyond sky as it challenges not just to think big and think out of the box, but to reach for the better and the bigger in the true spirit of Magis.
Read More
August 6, 2021 / Latest News

National Justice Day observed by Provinces of South Asia

Provinces of South Asia came together to observe the National Justice Day in the memory of Lt. Fr. Stan Swamy, SJ
Read More
August 6, 2021 / Latest News

National Justice Day – JCSA Delhi

National Justice Day, a Jesuit call for the awareness on human rights violations, was observed at 6 PM on 28 July 2021 in the Diocesan Community Centre of Sacred Heart Cathedral, New Delhi, in memory of the custodial death of Fr Stan Swamy SJ.
Read More
August 5, 2021 / Latest News

JIVAN: June – July 2021

The Pandemic and The Big Challenges; are we equal to the tasks?
Read More
July 31, 2021 / Ignatian News, Latest News

Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Cannonball Moment of St. Ignatius of Loyola

This year, all Jesuit works across the world will begin celebrating the Ignatian Year on May 20, 2021: the 500th anniversary of Ignatius' "cannonball" moment. Celebrations will conclude on the Feast Day of St. Ignatius: July 31, 2022.
Read More

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.

Video Gallery

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