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April 22, 2020 / Latest News

VIRUS BRINGS CHANGE: Sunny Jacob, SJ

India’s 21 days of lock-down is extended till 3rd May. The pandemic is having a dance of death all over the world. The most powerful,...
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April 19, 2020 / Latest News

CORONA COULD BE A PORTAL FOR ANOTHER WORLD !

George Pattery, S.J The Corona virus is world crisis threatening the life of man, both science and religion remain mute and helpless before the virus,...
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April 18, 2020 / Latest News

JESUIT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION RESPONDS TO CORONA CRISIS

Neel Mani Rangesh, Secretary, JAAI The COVID-19 pandemic marks an unprecedented time in modern history that will require the best of humanity to overcome. The...
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April 18, 2020 / Latest News

Minimum Government, Maximum Governance by Prakash Louis, SJ

Convert Schemes into Workable and Measurable Action BY Dr Prakash Louis As the coronavirus crisis deepens and its impact unfolds on over 1,340 million population...
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March 25, 2020 / Latest News

COVID-19: Discerning a path to God

What part of the path to God is the COVID-19 epidemic showing us? The current experience of COVID -19 is showing us many things about...
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March 18, 2020 / Latest News

Promoting a genuine culture of hospitality and solidarity

GIAN Migration Meeting Washington D.C., February 7th, 2020 On the occasion of the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network meeting on Migration that took place in Washington,...
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March 18, 2020 / Latest News

Global Migration Experts Build a “Culture of Hospitality and Solidarity”

Global Migration Experts Build a “Culture of Hospitality and Solidarity” February 13, 2020 — This month the Jesuit Conference hosted an annual meeting of migration...
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March 7, 2020 / Latest News

How Indian Jesuits let young people dream

Jesuits of Patna Province (India) developed a system where children of the marginalised communities, often coming from illiterate families and poorest villages, can receive good...
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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.