Why Should We Advocate for Migrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees?
January 6, 2020 — This National Migration Week, Jesuit leaders urge us to support and advocate for migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. “What does that mean? It means putting our own credibility on the line and saying, ‘I believe in this,’” says Jesuits West Provincial Fr. Scott Santarosa, SJ. This call for action comes after Jesuit Provincials met with the Department of Homeland Security in October to denounce the department’s increasingly harsh migration policies, such as Remain in Mexico and family detention. In this new year, Jesuit leaders reaffirm their commitment to fighting for those who seek refuge and encourage the Ignatian family to join these efforts.
June 5, 2020 - The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities accepted St. John’s College as its 28th member institution. St. John’s, a Jesuit junior college located in Belize, is now the first institution outside of the United States to become a full member of the Association.
June 1, 2020 - Today, on the Feast of Mary, Mother of the Church, the Most Rev. Ronald A. Mercier, SJ, sent a pastoral letter to the members of the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province urging prayer and action to address systemic racism in the United States.
May 28, 2020 - The international director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network Fr. Frederic Fornos, SJ, yesterday announced that he has named Fr. Joseph Laramie, SJ, the new national director for the United States.