Jesuit Missions 11 Edge Hill ,
SW19 4LR Wimbledon,

Companions in Action Conference: We are Change

  • 26 April 2019

Jesuit Missions invites students from Jesuit and Associate schools in the UK to a day conference to discuss the key social justice and environmental issues of today. It seeks to provide an opportunity for students to gain new skills that will help young people become voices for positive change in the world.

Download the  Companions in Action Conference Poster here.

The conference will be held on Thursday 26th September 2019 at Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick.

Fr Leonard Chiti SJ, Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus for the Zambia-Malawi Province, is the keynote speaker and will be speaking about the current situation in Southern Africa in the context of climate change, natural disasters and related issues arising over the previous decade.

Students will then have the opportunity to take part in the following workshops:

Philippa Bonella-Advocating for Justice and Peace

Formerly head of Communications and Education at SCIAF, Philippa now acts as a consultant in the area of strategy, policy and public affairs and governance for the voluntary sector.

Patricia Coyle-Working for change: make the most of the media

Communications Director for the Jesuits in Ireland, previously Pat worked as a journalist serving as a producer and presenter for RTE, BBC and UTV. She strives to promote social justice and understanding of the value of each individual.

Dr Shannon Philip-Caring for our Common Home

International programmes officer at Jesuit Missions. He manages global programmes on various social, economic and political justice issues in the global south. He recently finished his doctoral research in International Development at the University of Oxford.

To reserve your place today please download and complete the following form and email to 

CIA Reservation form

For further information:

CIA Conference notes for Parents and Students

CIA Conference Personal Information and Consent