Global Ignatian Advocacy Network: Defending the poor in a globalised world

A response to the call of General Congregation 35: “The complexity of the problems we face and the richness of the opportunities offered demand that we engage in building bridges between rich and poor and establishing advocacy links of mutual support between those who hold political power and those who find it difficult to voice their interests. Our intellectual apostolate provides an inestimable help in setting up these bridges, offering us new ways of understanding in depth the mechanisms and links among our present problems…”


Where it all began - In November 2008, at a Workshop in Ignatian Advocacy in El Escorial (Madrid) with people coming from Jesuit social centres all over the world. Thematic Networks for advocacy were identified. There are five Networks:
1.    Migration
2.    Ecology
3.    Governance of Natural  and Mineral Resource
4.    Right to Education
5.    Peace and Human Rights
·        Organize the Core Groups of the five Thematic Networks
·        Internal mapping of the Jesuit institutions working in these thematic issues
·        Identify civil and Church possible collaborators
·         Establish a planning for the future
Characteristics of the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network of networks:
·         Based on our contact with poor communities
·         Communicating their hopes
·         Incorporating Ignatian values
·         Global and inter-cultural
·         In collaboration with other civil society and Church networks
·         In collaboration with other apostolic sectors
·         Based on rigorous research

For more details Please contact Rev. Fr. Xavier Jeyraj, 

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