The Office of Justice and Ecology brings the voice of Jesuit leadership to governments, international bodies, non-governmental organizations and corporations, advocating in solidarity with marginalized communities. We put compassion into action through policy analysis grounded in the Catholic social tradition, working to build and engage our regional, national and global networks.
On June 20, 2022, two Mexican Jesuits, Javier Campos Morales, SJ, and Joaquín César Mora Salazar, SJ, were murdered in their local parish church in Cerocahui, Chihuahua. Eight months after their deaths, the perpetrator remains at large. Learn how the Jesuits are seeking justice for Javier and Joaquín and safety for those in the community.
Laudato Si’ challenges the global church to embark on a journey of renewal — a journey that heals our fractured relationships with Creator, Creation and each other. We’ve created this resource to help the Ignatian family put begin this journey with the tools of Ignatian spirituality.
The Office of Justice and Ecology advocates on behalf of the Society of Jesus in its mission of reconciliation with God, humanity, and creation.
Our work is rooted in the Catholic social tradition and Ignatian spirituality.
We work for the common good with Jesuit ministries and other Catholic, faith-based, and secular organizations.
Our advocacy draws on the research of Jesuit institutions and other partners.
Preferential Option for the Poor
We place the voices of marginalized communities at the center of our advocacy.
https://www.jesuits.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/ck-square.jpgFr. Chris Kellerman, SJSecretary of Justice and Ecologyojereply@jesuits.org
Fr. Chris Kellerman, SJ, is the Secretary of the Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology. Originally from Arlington, TX, he studied at Texas Tech University, the University of Dallas, and Regis College at the University of Toronto. From 2020-2022 he served as visiting fellow and then interim director at the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University New Orleans where he engaged in research, education, and advocacy on issues related to racial and environmental justice. Kellerman regularly gives talks to Catholic audiences on the history of the Church and slavery, Catholic social teaching, and healing our polarized divide in the Church and the United States. He is the author of All Oppression Shall Cease: A History of Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Catholic Church.
MegAnne Liebsch is the communications manager for the Office of Justice and Ecology of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States. She coordinates with OJE policy advisors to develop stories and resources that promote deeper engagement with issues of social and environmental injustice.
Liebsch holds an MA in Media and International Conflict from University College Dublin and a BA from La Salle University. She is based in Washington, DC.
https://www.jesuits.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/harrison-hanvey-headshot.pngHarrison HanveyManager of Outreach and Partnershipsjustice@jesuits.org
Harrison Hanvey is the Manager of Outreach and Partnerships for the Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology. He joined the team in 2023 and works with members of the Jesuit network within the Conference and beyond to raise their voices in the public sphere, impacting federal policy for the ommon good.
Born and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas, he graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Christian University. Soon after graduation, he moved to Central America to work with vulnerable populations in rural communities. Before joining the Jesuit Conference, he worked at the Catholic University of America in the Office of Campus Ministry as the Associate Director of Community Engagement, Social Justice and Catholic Social Teaching Initiatives.
https://www.jesuits.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/mulloy.pngThomas MulloyDirector of Government Relations
Thomas Mulloy is the new Director of Government Relations for the Jesuit Conference Office of Justice and Ecology (OJE). He builds relationships with the U.S. Congress and Administration in order to develop and implement OJE’s policy agenda.
Previously, Tom was the Director of Poverty Programs for the National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul, where he oversaw the Society’s public policy advocacy and systemic change initiatives. In 2019, St. John’s University (NY) awarded him the St. Vincent de Paul Medal, given to a layperson who embodies the values of its namesake in serving people living in poverty. Before the Society, he worked for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as a domestic economic, labor, housing, and social welfare policy advisor. He began his public policy career on Capitol Hill, on the staff of a former Member of Congress.
Tom holds a Master of Science in Social Administration from the Mandel School at Case Western Reserve University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish from John Carroll University. After graduating from John Carroll, Tom joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and lived in Casa Celina Ramos in San Diego, CA. He worked at the Sherman Heights Community Center, managing the seniors program and afterschool homework center.