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Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN)

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Global Ignatian Advocacy Network - image: Uta Sievers

Global Ignatian Advocacy Network - image: Uta Sievers

During the annual meeting of the “Arbeitsgemeinschaft Soziale Gerechtigkeit” which re-groups those of the German-speaking provinces of the Society of Jesus who are linked to its Social Apostolate, Uta Sievers gave an update on the history and the development of the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network.

Download the presentation in English: PDF (English)

Download the presentation in German: PDF (German)

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OCIPE interoffice meeting

This article was posted in JEOletter Nr. 10 / July 2010.

Inter-office meeting - image: Elaine Rudolphi

Inter-office meeting - image: Elaine Rudolphi

OCIPE interoffice meeting
José Ignacio García Jimenez

The inter-office meeting of OCIPE is an annual event, the only opportunity to bring together most members of our staff teams in Budapest, Warsaw and Brussels. The meeting tends to rotate between these three cities: this year, though, we came to Strasbourg, and our representative there was able to attend, and even to help host the meeting. We also changed the date of the meeting so that, among other things, we could introduce the different teams to the members of our governing ‘General Assembly’ on May 11th. Continue reading

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Un partenariat oriental

This article was posted in JEOletter Nr. 06 / July 2009.

EU neighbourhood policy - image: wikimedia

EU neighbourhood policy - image: wikimedia

Un partenariat oriental
Henri Madelin

La géostratégie s’invente de nouveaux desseins à l’est de notre continent, dans une vaste zone de contact entre l’UE et la Russie, Dans cet espace immense et peu apaisé, vient de se mettre en place  une politique de “voisinage oriental” d’un genre encore inédit. Après le lancement, au sud, de l’Union Pour la Méditerranée (UPM), une nouvelle forme d’ancrage à l’Europe actuelle, voulue spécialement par la France, prend lentement son essor,  même s’il est freiné par les rivalités entre Israël et les  pays arabes en son sein. Continue reading

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Ignatian Advocacy

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Ignatian Advocacy meeting

I am invited to offer a draft model for and overview of ‘Ignatian advocacy’: advocacy in an Ignatian spirit, therefore relying on the ‘way of proceeding’ developed by St Ignatius Loyola that should permeate all Jesuit activities and apostolates: in this case, the practice of advocacy.
What is presented here is a ‘model’, a framework for a wide range of possible particular advocacy efforts. As such it is intentionally abstract and simplified, tidy whereas life is not tidy. Models are an aid to reflection, no more: complexities arise as soon as they are applied. 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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New Apostolic Vision for Jesuits in Africa

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SJ Africa News

SJ Africa News

Statement of a new Apostolic Vision of the Society of Jesus for Africa

“I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full” (jn 10, 10).

Read more about  how the following statement is lived throughout Africa, by taking a look at the new Electronic Newsservice (PDF) of JESAM. Continue reading

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Successes and Controversies at the EU-Africa Summit

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EU-Africa summit

EU-Africa summit

The EU-Africa Summit was designed to help launch a strategy encapsulated in eight proposed partnerships: Peace and Security; Democratic Governance and Human Rights; Trade and Regional Integration; Millennium Development Goals; Energy; Climate Change; Migration, Mobility and Employment; Science, Information Society and Space. Continue reading

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A Theology of Work

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A Theology of Work

Work and Labour
In George Eliot’s novel Middlemarch (first published in 1871, and perhaps the supreme English novel of the nineteenth century) the rich and irresponsible Fred Vincy loves Mary Garth. He knows she thinks of him as idle, and he therefore considers becoming apprenticed to her father Caleb, a builder and surveyor. Could Fred make a success of a trade?

‘That depends’, said Caleb, turning his head on one side and lowering his voice, with the air of a man who felt himself to be saying something deeply religious. `You must be sure of two things: you must love your work, and not be always looking over the end of it, wanting your play to begin. And the other is, you must not be ashamed of your work, and think it would be more honourable to you to be doing something else…. No matter what a man is – I wouldn’t give twopence for him . . . whether he was the prime minister or the rick-thatcher, if he didn’t do well what he undertook to do? (ch. 56). Continue reading

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Jesuit Apostolic Partnership

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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

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USA map

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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