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 refugeesThrough 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.


We want our society to be a welcoming space of inclusion for migrants who are forced to flee their homes, so that we are able to respond to this growing reality.

The Jesuit Migrant Service – Spain (Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes-España) is a network of Jesuit organizations focused on providing support, service and protection for migrants and migrant organizations. To this end, the JMS-Spain implements intervention projects (related to reception of migrants, training, associative accompaniment, human rights advocacy, etc.) and carries out public awareness, advocacy campaigns and research initiatives. There are many organizations committed to the objective of promoting an inclusive, cohesive and intercultural society:

International Cooperation

We promote human development of disadvantaged people and communities in African, Latin American and Asian countries. Besides our work on international cooperation, our organizations Entreculturas and Alboan carry out activities in the fields of raising public awareness, education for global citizenship and the promotion of national and international volunteerism, all of them in favour of a fairer world that puts people first.

Our two international cooperation organizations are Entreculturas and Alboan (in the Basque Country and Navarra):

Children and youth at risk of social exclusion

This field is characterized by its pluralism, with several entities devoted to multiple purposes: reception, leisure education and study support, education centres for children excluded from the regular school system, accompaniment to families at risk of exclusion and support of labour insertion.

Other areas of intervention

Furthermore, we work in other areas closely aligned with our mission, such as homelessness, acceptance and counselling for prison population and peace research to promote dialogue between social sciences and theology. Working on these areas we can find the Arrels Foundation (Fundació Arrels -Barcelona); the Lluis Espilal Foundation (Fundació Lluís Espinal – Barcelona); the Sant Ignasi de Loiola Foundation (Fundació Sant Ignasi de Loiola – Lleida); the Foundation of Peace research seminar (Fundación Seminario de Investigación para la Paz – Zaragoza) and the shelter house Pedro Claver (Piso de Acogida Pedro Claver, Valencia).

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