SJES Annual Report 2022: Contributing to the mission of reconciliation and justice in a broken and wounded world

SJES Annual Report 2022: Contributing to the mission of reconciliation and justice in a broken and wounded world

In its 2022 Annual Report, the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES) of the Society of Jesus shared, through the lens of the four Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs), glimpses of the creative, discerned actions and initiatives in the social and ecological ministries across the six Jesuit conferences, and the collaboration and partnerships with other ministries.

According to the SJES report, 2022 is a world in pain with deepened social inequalities, political and democratic contexts challenged, and continued disasters due to extreme climate events and aggravated by human negligence, mismanagement of natural resources, and abuse of nature. From Haiti to Myanmar to Ukraine, the political repression, aggression, and suppression of rights and the violence inflicted on people are an affront to the dignity of human life and greatly challenge the teachings of the Church. And emerging from these conditions of natural disasters, violence, injustice, and inequality, are the increasing numbers of forcibly displaced people seeking to recover a life of dignity, opportunity and self-determination.

The work of the four Global Ignatian Advocacy Networks (Ecology, Migration, Justice in Mining, Right to Quality Education) and the six Conferences shared in the report are the “fruits of a process and a spiritual path undertaken by the Jesuits and collaborators in the mission of reconciliation and justice in this broken and wounded world. Hence, it must be seen not as activities of individual preferences but as all four of them together as the mission entrusted by Pope Francis to the entire Society of Jesus.”

The SJES Annual Report 2022 is available in English, Spanish, and French.

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