The world is witnessing the worst refugee crisis since World War II. Entrenched conflicts, from Syria to Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa, are forcing civilians to flee for their lives and seek a better future.
This reality challenges us and forces us to reflect on our own capacity both to accept migrants and to empathize with the suffering of others, as well as on our ability to cooperate in order to address the underlying causes of all this suffering, inequality and injustice.
For this reason, the organizations of the Social Apostolate of the Society of Jesus want to contribute our knowledge and experience to promote a culture of solidarity and inclusion of migrants and refugees. Through our work in acceptance of migrants, cooperation, advocacy, awareness and education, we want to create a welcoming space for understanding, accompaniment and support.
The organizations of the Social Apostolate of the Society of Jesus focus mainly on three overriding goals: migrations, international cooperation and children and youth at risk of social exclusion. We also have presence in other areas aligned with our mission, working with other groups at risk of social exclusion.
Download the Yearbook of the Society of Jesus 2016 focused on the world of refugees, displaced persons and all who have to necessarily leave their country because of war, famine and persecution.