We ensure young people have the skills and resources to build lives of dignity.
Since its foundation in the 16th century the Society of Jesus has been at the forefront of education. The systematic and innovative approach that was pioneered then has meant that Jesuit education is held in the highest regard around the world now. The Ignatian tradition promotes academic excellence for the greater glory of God and the common good. Intrinsic to this is the deeply rooted understanding that the knowledge and skills that young people are developing will help them live lives of service, that they will become men and women for and with others, who in the words of former Jesuit General Pedro Arrupe, “cannot conceive of love of God which does not include love for the least of their neighbours”.
Here in the UK Jesuit Missions provides support and educational resources for schools to help young people better understand their vital role as global citizens and in promoting a faith that does justice. We provide school visits, workshops, speakers, volunteering opportunities and events which connect students with the wider world.
Jesuit Missions’ Companions in Action develops partnerships between Jesuit schools in the UK and those in the Global South. This flagship programme seeks to create a climate in which young people may share their common humanity, their Ignatian identity and work to create a better world where the dignity of each individual is cherished.
We also support a wide range of projects and are dedicated to providing life-changing education to children from disadvantaged communities around the world. We provide the resources necessary to help build schools and train teachers so that students get the best possible education. We help passionate young people make the leap from school to dignified work. We work closely with refugee communities to ensure children are able to continue their education.
For more information about any of our schools programmes or resources, please contact our Outreach Coordinator Lynn McWilliams.