The Jesuits recognize that slavery is evil and that their slaveholding was a sin. We are led by descendants of people the Jesuits held in slavery as we engage in a long overdue process of truth-telling and transformation.
If you believe you are a descendant, we invite you to contact us.
Several Jesuit colleges and universities are addressing their histories of slaveholding.
Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition, and Hope
In 2017, Jesuit Conference President Tim Kesicki, SJ, apologized for the Society of Jesus’ slaveholding.
The Jesuit Antiracism Sodality
JARS works to address racism within the Society of Jesus and its institutions.
We empower students to connect Jesuit slaveholding to modern-day racial inequities and participate in efforts to rectify them.