Documents On Jesuit Networking

The 1st conference on International Jesuit Networking held in Boston College on April 2012 generated a final document on Jesuit Networking and a set of papers on the topic. Here you can download everything.

"Interconnectedness is the new context to understand the world and to discern our mission."
Adolfo Nicolás, SJ

Final Document of the Conference

Document: "International Networking in the Society of Jesus" Challenges from a Universal Mission."

Other Papers On Jesuit Networking

  • Villanueva, Previous on Jesuit Networking This paper proposes a retrospective analysis of official Jesuit documents paying attention to these developments of the Jesuit mission and structures, as the best way to provide a contextualization to understand what the Society of Jesus means when it refers to networking and why it is seen today as a desirable style of working apostolically.
  • Brennan, On Collaboration An Interpretation and a Raincheck on GC 35’s Call to Develop International and Interprovincial Collaboration.
  • Halgin, Social Networks Theory This paper wants to clarify the concept of social network, to begin to identify the characteristic elements of social network theorizing, and to explicate the mechanisms used in network theory so as to facilitate the generation of new theory and clarify best practices.
  • Arancibia, Current State of Jesuit Networking. Here you have the first attempt of systematization of current Jesuit Networks at the international level. In this paper, based on one of the first surveys on this regard, the author proposes models of Jesuit Networks after reviewing most of the existing ones.
  • Magadía, Mission and International Networking. Very interesting and comprehensive overview of the advantages and risks of networking and cooperative engagements within the Jesuit apostolic body.
  • Keenan, On Jesuit International Networking. Creeative notes of the talk on twelve topics of Jesuit Spirituality that emerge from 4 stories of Jesuit Networking.
  • Endean, Ignatian Antecedentes on Networking. The author explains how the Society of Jesus may fairly be defined as a network with religious ends and how Fr Nicolas’s vision of networking reveals a continuity of purpose with the Ignatian sources, both in what it encourages and in what it avoids.
  • Lowney, On Jesuit Networking. Brief paper with lots of ideas on concrete possibilities for ways around a shared sense of mission among Jesuits, lay colleagues, and students, graduates, parishioners, and others in hundreds of institutions.
  • Kane, Social Media and Church. Social media has the potential for a greater impact within the church and other non-profit organizations because social media technologies provide greater power for individuals to communicate and organize.
  • Cela, Without Getting Diluted. Interesting paper on the specific features of networking within the Society of Jesus, specially tensions between obedience and participation. Focus on Fe y Alegría as current international federation that could be considered as model for jesuit networking. [Spanish]
  • Reagan, On Gobernance. Paper considering the relationship of Jesuit governance and international networking, specially on three dimension: How networks can be integrated in the classical structures of the Society of Jesus? How international structures do fit in our way of goberning? How can these new structures help us toward more internal sharing of our resources and capacities?
  • Orobator, The Man of Google Glasses. A valuable reflection on the Ethics of Networking and Governance in the Society of Jesus.

New Documents On Networking

  • Chris Lowney. The Jesuit Network Potential. Talk at the World Union Jesuit Alumnae Meeting. August 2013. [English] [Spanish]
  • Jorge Cela. Always Looking to the Mission. Article in CPAL Magazine. September 2013. [English] [Spanish]
  • Social Coordinators of the Conferences, Networking in order to respond better to our mission. Networks of the social apostolate in the Society of Jesus. May 2013. [English] [Spanish] [French]
  • Dani Villanueva. International Networking in the Society of Jesus. Article for the 2014 Jesuit Yearbook. [English] [Spanish] [French] [Deutsch] [Italian]
  • Dani Villanueva. Jesuit Networks and Mission. Article for Sal Terrae. 2015. This article analyzes apostolic networks not only as operational structures but as opportunities to channel a new culture of collaboration and collective action that enable us to grow and reach greater achievements toward our shared mission. [Spanish]
  • Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat. Networking for Justice November 2015. This document is the final declaration of the "Networking for Justice" Conference which was organized in Loyola, Spain which brought together the global Jesuit networks dedicated to the social apostolate to evaluate how networking has favored the Jesuits' mission in the struggle for justice [English] [Spanish]
  • Conferencia de Provinciales en América Latina-CPAL. Collaboration in the heart of mission: Collaboration 'with' and 'for' ... March 2016. These lines seek to clarify the meaning and modes of collaboration, in the construction of a better world for all. They are the fruit of the shared reflection of a group of lay people and Jesuits in the Meetings of the Collaboration Sector of the Conference of Latin American Provincials - CPAL [English] [Spanish]

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