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

Fixing the Ecological Mess: Global Justice and Knowledge Perspectives

By Fr. Charlie Chilufya, SJ. Director of the Justice and Ecology Office of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM). Human beings are dramatically...

Responding to a “hunger pandemic” and “poverty tsunami” in Africa: A Tax&Justice Perspective

Written by Fr. Charlie Chilufya, SJ. Director of the Justice and Ecology Office of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM). *Images show Fr....

How can the Encyclical Laudato Si’ can steer the EU’s role in a just...

Five years after the publication of Pope Francis’ Encyclical letter on the “care for our common home”, representatives of European Bishops’ Conferences, as well...

Limits of Debt relief and Debt Forgiveness*

Article by Pr. Pazisnewende Kaboré, SJ In the context of Covid-19, debt relief and debt cancellation are in the top list of the bilateral and...

Why Corona Virus is Exposing the Urban Poor in Africa

Article by Charlie B. Chilufya, SJ Staying home and social distancing are now essential to control the spread of COVID-19. Suitable accommodation for quarantine and...