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 Filipe Martins 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.