News and Events

July 30, 2021 / Latest News

Common House National Justice Day Celebration

The president’s council with the Rectors of Papal seminary and De Nobili had two rounds of meetings to plan about the National Justice day. On Sunday 24th 10.30 am to 11.30 am online meeting was held.
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July 28, 2021 / Latest News

JCSA Delhi – National Justice Day

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.
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July 28, 2021 / Latest News

Press Release by President of Jesuit Conference of South Asia

To pay our deep respects to Fr. Stan Swamy SJ and carry forward his legacy, we, the concerned citizens of India, stand in solidarity to observe 28 July 2021 as a National Justice Day.
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July 27, 2021 / Ignatian News, Latest News

The Manresa Experience

Digital Jesuits, JCSA, and XIM University had conducted an online prayer as a prelude to the Ignatian Novena. It was conducted LIVE on YouTube on
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July 21, 2021 / Ignatian News, Latest News


The Ignatian Year team of Jamshedpur Province, have compiled the Novena Prayers to St. Ignatius of Loyola.
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July 5, 2021 / Latest News

The Jailed Activist Dies : BBC

Jailed Indian tribal rights activist Stan Swamy has died of a cardiac arrest in Mumbai city. He was 84.The Jesuit priest, who suffered from Parkinson's disease, was moved to a private hospital in May after he tested positive for Covid.
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July 5, 2021 / Latest News

Stan Swamy,SJ 84 Passes Away

Jesuit priest and activist Stan Swamy, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoists links case, passed away on Monday at the age of 84, his counsel informed the Bombay High Court when the court took up his bail plea.
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July 5, 2021 / Latest News

Stan, A Defender of Freedom

Human rights activist Fr. Stan Swamy passed away in hospital waiting endlessly for medical bail. He was in jail since last year in the Bhima Koregaon case. Dr. JOSEPH XAVIER and HARSHITA write about the colourful journey of Fr. Stan Swamy in empowering thousands of Dalits and Adivasis and raising their concerns about justice and displacement.
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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.





Our Regional Collaborators [Provinces]















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Sri Lanka