Over the next few months, you’ll see some changes to how we present our resources and projects at Jesuit Missions.
Our name – Jesuit Missions – won’t change. We’re aware of our heritage in supporting and implementing the mission of the Society of Jesus: “the service of faith, of which the promotion of justice is an absolute requirement.” (GC 32 Decree 4, #2)
But we will be refreshing the look of our communications to make them more digitally friendly and give them a more contemporary feel. It’s a style which has been developed through lengthy consultation and we hope you like it.
The work of Jesuit Missions continues to evolve as we adapt to changing times and the challenges which confront us. For example, our direct links with Zimbabwe, South Africa and Guyana have changed, and our perspective has become more global.
One of our key concerns is aligned with the Jesuits’ fourth Universal Apostolic Preference: to care for our common home.
Today’s environmental crisis particularly affects the poor and vulnerable. Action is needed urgently by governments, businesses and all of us to bring about the ecological conversion needed to protect and preserve this wonderful planet. By accompanying those affected and telling their story, we stand in solidarity with the people most affected by environmental degradation.
As a Jesuit organisation, we know “there can be no authentic familiarity with God if we do not allow ourselves to be moved to compassion and action by an encounter with the Christ who is revealed in the suffering vulnerable faces of people, indeed in the suffering of creation.” (GC 36 Decree 1, #20)
We believe our new look will help us communicate this mission to a wider community, including many more young people.
Thank you for your continued support.