JUSTICE

The Justice Secretariat coordinate and assist the four Justice Networks of the Jesuit Conference of the European Provincials (JCEP), as well as the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES) in Rome. In accordance with the Universal Apostolic Preferences, the JESC Justice Secretariat promotes Social Justice in Europe and the Near East through active participation in conferences, events and publications, whose aim is to help those in difficulty and whose dignity has been violated such as refugees, poor and excluded.

The Justice Secretariat serves as a support to the Coordinator of the Social Apostolate for the Conference of the European and Middle East Provincials, currently delegated to Peter Rožič SJ. The Secretariat helps to organize coordination gatherings, such as the Social Centres Directors Annual Meeting and the Social Apostolate Delegates Annual Meeting. Besides these tasks, last year the Justice Secretariat had the privilege to help the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat on the organisation of the Rome Golden Jubilee Congress, which took place in Rome on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the SJES.


The Justice Secretariat is committed to working close to other networks. Noteworthy, the  Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN) which works on Migration, Ecology, Natural Resources and Refugees; the Jesuit Refugees Service (JRS) which seeks to accompany, serve, and advocate the cause of refugees and other forcibly displaced people; the Xavier Network, a group of Jesuit organisations working in faith to promote justice; the Higher Education for Social Transformation (HEST) which collaborate in research project on different topics such as the environment, economy and refugee crisis; and other networks which generally promote justice in Europe and in the rest of the world.

Articles

A Jesuit University at the Trench in Andalucía

By Francisco de Borja Martin, International Relations Director, Universidad Loyola Andalucía and Ignacio Garrido, Project Manager for Jesuit Networks The Corona Virus is affecting higher education...
Charlie Chilufya at JESC

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In the last three weeks or so, a common trend has emerged in many African capitals just like elsewhere. Travelers, for both work and...
Herman van Rompuy at JESC 1

Herman Van Rompuy meets JESC and the 2nd ELP Cohort

Former President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy attended a friendly gathering with the JESC team and the European Leadership Programme Fellows in...

Sharing a classroom with the most vulnerable

“Service learning is a form of education in which serving, reflecting and learning are central, students serve society by engaging in a specific community,”...

The Joy of Social Commitment

Our commitment to walk with the Excluded and protect the Creation with as many young people as possible is deeply rooted in the Joy...