What we do
We follow in our founder St Ignatius’s footsteps by working “where the need is greatest” and putting our Compassion Into Action.
We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world. This may be responding to emergency disasters, providing both immediate and long-term relief, working alongside those who are rejected from society due to disease or caste, supporting refugees and those living in areas affected by climate change or war.
In all we do, we are guided by Catholic Social Teaching and Ignatian Spirituality. Our faith calls us to act, and to act with compassion. We follow Pope Francis and his calls to Care for Creation in his encyclical Laudato Si.
At Jesuit Missions, we ensure vulnerable people have the skills and resources to build lives of dignity. We challenge injustice at local and government levels. We defend the environment and the sanctity of creation.
It also means responding to humanitarian emergencies where we can.
Our Programmes in the UK
Jesuit Missions offers short and long-term volunteering opportunities in Africa, Central America and Asia. We also prepare resources for our Jesuit schools in the UK and facilitate a companions in action programme that links schools in the UK with schools in the Global South.