Descendants of Jesuit Slaveholding and Jesuits of the United States Announce Historic Partnership
In a landmark undertaking in the pursuit of racial healing and justice, Descendants of ancestors enslaved and sold by the Jesuits and the Jesuits of the United States have announced a partnership to create the Descendants Truth & Reconciliation Foundation.
How St. Ignatius Can Help Us See God in the Noise and Interruptions of this Pandemic Year
Ordinarily this retreat in everyday life would take place in person. But this year the retreats and spiritual direction are taking place via Zoom, and I attend them from my office, which is also my closet. My hour of daily prayer takes place not during the peaceful morning lull when my children are at school, but right in their presence, since they are learning at home.
Artist’s Illustration Brings to Life Jesuits’ Universal Apostolic Preferences
We asked calligrapher and artist Erica Tighe Campbell to illustrate the Society of Jesus' four Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAP), which will guide the Society's mission from 2019-2029: showing the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and discernment; walking with the excluded; journeying with youth; and caring for our common home. Here Tighe Campbell reflects on how she approached the project.
Jesuit Network Advocates for Migrant Rights in Report to the United Nations
In a report submission to the UN, the Jesuit Migration Network documented how governments across the Americas have blocked migrants’ access to international protection and forced them back into danger through policies like the Migrant Protection Protocols, Title 42 expulsions and increased militarization at U.S. borders.
Watch the New Documentary on Early Jesuit Missionaries in New France and Asia
"Faith and Martyrdom: Stories from New France and East Asia" is a new documentary produced by the Ricci Institute at the University of San Francisco explores the stories of faith and martyrdom of Jesuits and their converts in New France and compares them to other stories from the missions in China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam.
The U.S. Could Lift 10 Million Children out of Poverty. Here’s How.
Jesus had a special place in his heart for children. Take the story from Matthew, when the disciples asked Jesus, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He answered by sitting a child in front of them and said, “Unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.” (18:1-5).