08.10.2017

Two new ECJA Board Members

The General Assembly of ECJA elected in Glasgow the following persons to hold office till the end of the next 3 year term (as set by the statutes) 2018-2020:

Enrique Rebés President
Stephen Gatt Vice President
Juan Carlos Ovejero Vice President (new)
Sebastian Schindler Vice President (new)
Chris Thurlimann Secretary
Gianpaolo Marini Treasurer

Juan Carlos Ovejero will be responsible for maintaining and improving the connectivity with the Jesuit Alumni Confederations and the Jesuit institutions.
Sebastian Schindler will be responsible for maintaining and intensifying the contact to the Young Alumni. Starting February 2018, Sebastian will also be responsible for the social networks ECJA runs on Facebook and on Twitter.
The two new vice presidents replace François Marinx who has been greatly appreciated for all his contributions and strong engagement in ECJA.

25.08.2017

Cleveland Congress Resolutions are out !

Cleveland Congress Resolutions

Read the Resolutions taken by the Jesuit alumni at the World Congress 2017 in Cleveland and published on 25 August 2017 by wuja.orga.

The John Caroll University in Cleveland

General Fr Arturo Sosa's message to the Jesuit Alumni

General Fr Arturo Sosa SJ at the World Congress 2017 in Cleveland (via life streaming from Rome):

“We are called to an attitude of encountering, getting out of our normal way of doing things, figuring out how to reach people where they are".

Fr General also emphasised the importance of collaboration and networking in light of the last General Congregation and invited the Jesuit alumni to think along these lines:

“Today we are more aware of the potential that we have if we work together. Our schools are attended by men and women from a great variety of socio-economic, cultural and religious backgrounds. You have an incredible reach in the world and we can only dream of what you could do if the strong local associations were united at the level of strong national and regional associations that form an even stronger world association.”

More about the World Congress in Cleveland

Read a summary and watch the videos about the World Congress in Cleveland 2017 from jesuits.org and ignatiansolidarity.net !


18.08.2017

2017 Global Jesuit Schools Map is available !

Global Network of Jesuit Schools

Educate Magis has recently released an updated version of the Jesuit Schools Global Map (version July 2017).
Take a look, print it out, hang it up and share within your school and/or organization.

27.06.2017

Barcelona hosts the 2021 World Union Congress !

Barcelona has been chosen to host the World Union Congress in 2021
by the World Council members at the General Assembly of WUJA in Cleveland

Congratulations to the Spanish and Catalan Jesuit Alumni Federations and to the local organizer, the Sant Ignasi Jesuit Alumni Association in Barcelona !

Download the presentation of Barcelona as host city for the World Union Congress in 2021

11.03.2017

Tribute to the Jesuit way of protecting human dignity - there is no quick fix to migration !

Dr Roberta Metsola's video message to the Jesuit Alumni at the Meeting of the European Confederation March 11th, 2017

Dr Metsola, member of the European Parliament from Malta, pays tribute to the Jesuit way of protecting human dignity above all and to the inspiration and work being done by JRS on migration, sometimes in very difficult conditions. There is no quick fix to migration. We need a sustainable long-term vision. Solidarity must be the principle upon which any action on migration is based. Metsola addresses measures and decisions to be taken by European Union and emphasizes that migration is above all a human issue: 'We cannot allow ourselves to become desensitised to the fact that migration is above all a human issue, with real people with real lives, with many running from real danger'.

17.09.2016

Pope Francis to Jesuit alumni: ‘Hospitality and mercy against the drama of immigration’ !

Pope Francis to Jesuit alumni: ‘Hospitality and mercy against the drama of immigration’

Radio Vatican reports about Pope Francis' address to the Jesuit alumni present at the private audience in the Consistory Hall of the Vatican on September 17th, 2017:
Refugees and migrants are more than statistics, Pope Francis told members of the European Confederation and World Union of Jesuit Alumni and Alumnae; they are no different than our own family and friends.
The Jesuit group had been participating in a conference in Rome this week entitled “Global Migration and Refugee Crisis: Time to Contemplate and Act”.
In the face of tens of thousands of persons forcibly displaced worldwide, the Pope stressed that it is important to move beyond the statistics, and realize that migrants and refugees “are no different than our own family members and friends.” “Each of them has a name, a face, and a story,” the Holy Father said,” as well as an inalienable right to live ...