As Secretary for European Affairs, Fr Martin Maier SJ coordinates JESC’s interaction with individuals and groups connected to the life and activities of the European Institutions. JESC’s European Affairs role entails facilitating discussion and reflection of European issues through means of meetings, seminars, conferences, workshops and publishing articles. Our hope is to encourage strategies and ways of thinking that favour of the common good and the interests of the marginalised and the environment.
Along with its partners JESC seeks to nurture the vision of Europe based on the Gospel. In this mission we make use of Christian social thinking and the orientations of the last general congregations of the Society of Jesus. We focus on the areas of poverty, human rights, ecology and climate change. Our fundamental reference point is Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’.