The Loyola 2022 Justice and Ecology Congress, convened by the Jesuit Conference of European Provincials (JCEP) from 28 March to 1 April at Loyola, Spain, is a milestone in the deeper renewal and alignment of processes of the JCEP justice networks in their shared pursuit of the Universal Apostolic Preferences and as they read the signs of the times in Europe.
In discussions of critical issues, relevant themes emerge that also underline the ongoing crisis in Ukraine as the conflict shows how the promotion and defense of peace is linked with migration, climate change, respect of democracy, and transparent communication.
These themes are briefly shared in a preparatory document for the Congress that includes reflective questions on the following themes: movement of peoples, the environmental crisis, faith and justice connections, the challenge of populism, and facing global challenges.
Participants are asked “to assume the point of view of Ignatius in the Spiritual Exercises, where he proposes to not just focus on the negative in the world, on what is wrong, but to consider as well what is positive, where the new beginnings can be seen, the seeds of hope.”
Franck Janin SJ, JCEP President, and Peter Rožič SJ, JCEP Social Apostolate Delegate invite participants to Loyola 2022 in this brief video.