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November 27, 2020

National vigil for Constitution Day

On 26 th November the National Constitution Day, was observed as the National Vigil for the Constitution and Human Rights Defenders by Civil Society Organisations across India. In Delhi, the vigil was held at two places, Indian Social Institute and Sacred Heart Cathedral. The Jesuit Conference of South Asia assisted the vigil by live broadcasting the program worldwide.
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November 18, 2020

Agroecology for Food System Change: A dialogue series on land, life and livelihood

Jesuit Conference of South Asia in collaboration with Ecojesuit Network and the Initiative on Environmental Justice and the Common Good of Santa Clara University in California, USA is organizing an online dialogue on ‘Using agroecology to drive food system change in North and Central America:
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November 16, 2020

40th Year Anniversary of JRS

Commemorating 40 years of accompaniment, advocacy, and service of JRS worldwide, JRS South Asia organised a photo exhibition on the theme ‘40 Years of Accompaniment’...
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November 15, 2020

Pax Lumina – November 2020

The Plight Of The Manual Scavengers
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November 10, 2020

Spain-based Gujarati author-priest dies; PM, CM express grief

Renowned Spain-based Gujarati author and Jesuit priest Father Carlos Gonzalez Valles died at the age of 95 in his native country on Monday, 9 Nov.
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November 7, 2020

Elgar case: Stan Swamy files plea seeking straw, sipper in jail

Elgar case: Stan Swamy files plea seeking straw, sipper in jail.
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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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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.