From the earliest days, Jesuits have been committed to accompanying the poorest and most marginalised people in society. In every part of the world, Jesuits and their lay co-workers strive tirelessly to put into practice their mission to serve the faith by promoting justice.
Here are some examples of the work which our partners, assisted by Jesuit Missions, are undertaking:
- In Zimbabwe we are supporting a Jesuit technical college in Kubatana helping young people to learn new skills to give them a greater chance of gaining employment and earning a decent living wage.
- In Zambia, we are supporting Chikuni Radio, a Catholic station that involves the community in joint thinking and decision-making, all of which entail great potential for empowering communities and building a democratic society.
- In Guyana in Latin America, we have helped to translate the New Testament into local dialects so that people can hear the Word of God in their own language.
- In Darjeeling India, we have been supporting women’s empowerment programmes in local tea plantations where many women are often exploited and not aware of their legal rights..
Jesuit Missions is also helping its partners to respond to humanitarian emergencies.