EUROPE

We advocate for justice within European organisations, inspired by the Jesuit mission for reconciliation on social issues and environmental protection.

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’.

Articles

“The refugees teach me that life always wins”

In a effort to reflect on the life, policies and practices of the European Union, JESC presents a set of interviews with the Social...

Dreaming and revealing the gifts of 2021

“What are your dreams? What are your hopes? What would be your desires at this early stage of 2021?”, asks JESC Director, Peter Rožič SJ,...

The Jesuit view from Europe’s power center

JESC Director, Peter Rožič SJ was interview by Mike Jordan Laskey, Director of Communications at the Jesuit Conference, about the pandemic year in Europe,...

21 MEPs sent a letter to the Prime Minister of India asking the release...

With the advocacy efforts of JESC Secretary for European Affairs, Martin Maier, 21 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from the main political Groups...

Joint Open Statement calling for the immediate release of Fr. Stan Swamy SJ

Read the Full Document International Solidarity Group for Fr. Stan Swamy SJ December 10, 2020 Joint Open Statement calling for the immediate release of Fr. Stan Swamy...