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Ten years working together for Europe

This article was posted in JEOletter Nr. 11 / October 2010.
Mark Rotsaert

Mark Rotsaert

Ten years working together for Europe
Mark Rotsaert

On October 20th John Dardis, former provincial in Ireland, will take over as new President of the Jesuit Conference of European Provincials (CEP). It’s the end of 10 years being President myself. It was a wonderful time! But what is the main task of the President of the Conference? He has to promote, to improve all kind of collaboration between Jesuit provinces in Europe, and to do so he has to motivate the provincials. This is a job that’s not so easy, when you know that there are about 26 provinces – plus the Russian Region – with more than 20 languages and very different cultures and histories with conflict situations. But how can we improve and strengthen collaboration if we don’t know each other? Continue reading

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Ignatian Movements at the World Social Forum

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Ignatian partners - image: Frank Turner

Before the World Social Forum (WSF ) in Belém, Amazonia (January 27th to February 1st), but oriented towards it, there took place an international meeting of Jesuit-related organizations from Africa, South Asia, the Americas, and Europe, gathered to reflect on the theme `Faith(s) and the Defence of Life in Amazonia`. We were some 200 participants from four continents, including lay, religious and ordained pastoral workers from Amazonia itself. Continue reading

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International Advocacy Workshop

This article was posted in JEOletter Nr. 04 / January 2009.

Advocacy workshop

Advocacy workshop

International Advocacy Workshop
Frank Turner

This workshop was convened by a group of Jesuit-related organisations: Alboan, the Centre for of Liberation Theologies of the Catholic University of Leuven, Entreculturas, OCIPE, the Jesuit Social Justice Secretariat in Rome, and the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS). This group had first come together at the ‘Ignatian Family Encounter’ which preceded the World Social Forum in Nairobi, January 2007, where the ideas elaborated in the workshop first began to take shape. Continue reading

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Discovering the European Parliament

This article was posted in JEOletter Nr. 02 / July 2008.

European Parliament

European Parliament

Discovering the European Parliament
Rhiannon Price and Adrian Moore

In 2007-08, the Jesuit European Office has collaborated with the COMECE (the Commission of Bishops’ Conferences of the EU’ and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, in promoting an internship scheme at the European Parliament, to help form Christians well-equipped to be present in the world of politics. The two pioneers, Adrian Moore and Rhiannon Price, report on their experience: Continue reading

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Jesuit Apostolic Partnership

This article was posted in Ignatian perspectives.
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Jesuit Apostolic Partnership

1. Introduction

The need for a deepened understanding of collaboration and partnership is keenly felt today in many Provinces, Regions and Assistancies of the Society of Jesus. That this need was equally felt at the meeting of Jesuit Provincials in Loyola in December 2005 is evident from the fact that they chose this topic as one of the priority-themes for the next General Congregation. The approach proposed in this document is based on reflections shared by Assistancy coordinators and partners at their meeting held in Rome in May 2006. It has also benefited from a position paper on this topic by the Social Justice Secretariat. Continue reading

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Partnership in the United States

This article was posted in Ignatian perspectives.

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Partnership in the United States

Two programmes which recruit, train, form, support, and place volunteers to accompany the poor have offered a remarkable way for lay people and Jesuits to cooperate in, and extend, the Social Apostolate throughout the United
States and developing countries.

• The Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) and Jesuit Volunteers International (JVI) and
• the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC)

These two (cluster) organisations were both founded by Jesuits and are seen as related to the Jesuits through the Jesuit Conference and strong participation by Jesuits in governance, training, funding, and support activities. Both programmes are strongly rooted in Ignatian spirituality and are as focused on formation of the volunteer as on service. Continue reading

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Partnership in Europe

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Partnership in Europe

This overview of the relationship between Jesuit and lay partners in the works and institutions of the social sector in Europe is based on interventions at the meeting of Jesuit Social Apostolate coordinators held in Rome in May 2006. The interventions were made by the persons listed below:
Robin Schweiger SJ (Coordinator Eastern Europe, EOR), Higinio Pi Perez SJ (Coordinator Southern Europe, EMR),
Eduardo Ibañez (Coordinator of the Bética, BET Province, Spain), Andreas Gösele SJ (Coordinator Central Europe, ECE),
Stephen Power SJ (Assistant Director JRS), and Elaine Rudolphi.
No representative for the Western European Assistancy was present at this meeting. Continue reading

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Partnership in Latin America

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Partnership in Latin America

People from four social centres in Latin America shared their reflections on the experience of work done by both lay persons and religious together in institutions begun by the Society of Jesus. The centres were:

Centro de Estudios y Acción Social (CEAS), [Centre of Studies and Social Action] founded in 1967 by the Jesuits from the province of Bahía (Brasil); Centro de Capacitación Agro-Industrial Jesús Obrero (CCAIJO) [Centre for imparting agro-industrial skills: Jesus the Worker] of the Peruvian province founded in 1971; Centro de Investigación y Educación Popular (CINEP) [Centre for Research and Popular Education] founded in 1972, belonging to the Colombia province, and El Programa por la Paz, (PpP) [The Programme for Peace] founded in 1987, of the province of Colombia. Continue reading

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Partnership in Asia

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Partnership in Asia

This article falls into five distinct sections. A very brief section clarifies the context within which the Church, and within it the Society of Jesus, functions. Then a selection of narratives is offered on the Jesuit-Lay partnership from those who actually participate in such an alliance so as to set the scene for the three sections that follow. These sections elaborate: emerging models and types of Jesuit-Lay partnership; the difficulties and challenges that confront us in this area, and recommendations based upon certain relevant principles. Continue reading

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Partnership in Africa

This article was posted in Ignatian perspectives.
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Partnership in Africa

As a member who volunteered to form part of the Editors Group I was asked to prepare an  article on the presentations and discussions concerning lay partnership in the two regions (or Assistancies) of Africa and the United States. I take them in this order. I have also dealt with the guiding principles separately for the two regions and included them at the end of the section for each region. It has not been easy to write the piece on Africa because of my lack of direct experience. My comments are based obviously on the presentation made by Antoine Bèrilengar SJ and the ensuing discussion. Continue reading

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