From November 16th through the 20th, an international meeting entitled “Networking for Justice” will take place in Loyola, Spain gathering the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN), the social coordinators of all of the Apostolic Conferences of the Society of Jesus, members of the Xavier Network, and other global networks from the Society of Jesus’ Social Apostolate.

This meeting has been organized by the Secretariat for Social Justice and Ecology of the Society of Jesus and forms part of an important commitment to promote networking at the global level as a means to fight for social justice. The main objective of this gathering is to evaluate to what extent the Society’s networking actions have contributed to its mission in the struggle for justice.

This commitment to networking is nothing new. 20 years ago, the 34th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus encouraged the development of Ignatian Apostolic Networks as a way to strengthen the mission of the Society in its provinces. Thirteen years later, the 35th General Congregation promoted this call to an even greater extent and encouraged us to build global networks as the most effective approach that the Society of Jesus has to work as a Universal Body.