The group of people gathered together in Loyola at “Networking for Justice” wanted to include the principal lessons learned over these past few days in a document that can serve as a testimony of what we have shared this week and to generate motivation among other groups and organizations that want to continue this reflection.
During these days, we have not only been evaluating, planning and working. The mutual trust and listening we have experienced while here in Loyola is the result of the belief that having a shared mission is an essential ingredient
The network for governance of natural and mineral resources takes up the call to hope when working in contexts of extraction which are often ruled by conflict, deprivation and desolation. We experience that broken world at first-hand because of an “economy that kills”
As we close the third day of “Networking for Justice”, we will devote this post to sharing some of the best practices identified by each of our networks. There were many initiatives that were presented and much knowledge has been shared throughout the day.
The first day of the Networking for Justice gathering has come to an end. The sensation that something important is happening here in Loyola is palpable. A brief but thoughtful presentation on the global context by Patxi Alvarez SJ along with a delightful tour of the home of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Networking is a buzzword. Just like innovation, creativity, ‘corporate DNA’, empowerment, and unfortunately leadership. The problem with buzzwords, especially those that rely on badly constructed metaphors, as is the case of ‘corporate DNA’, is that everyone literally has an opinion on them.
From November 17th through the 20th, 60 people from all continents, Jesuits and laypeople who collaborate in networks for social and environmental justice at the international level will gather in Loyola.
While we join together at the Networking for Justice Encounter in Loyola, we will commemorate the 26th anniversary of the assassination (16 November 1989) of the 6 Jesuits and their two companions, Elba and Celina Ramos.
The Society of Jesus seeks the best way to respond to the injustice of a world that has shattered all records on the number of people fleeing war, poverty, environmental damage, and the absence of opportunities.
Adaptation to a globalized context is in the Jesuit genes. Already Saint Ignatius promoted a universal vision clearly present in the contemplation of the Incarnation (EE 102), which translates into a hitherto unknown sense of being sent out on a global apostolic mission,