Our leadership role within the global Jesuit community reflects our Jesuit and Catholic foundations.
We lead a number of activities in cooperation with others in the Catholic community, including:
We lead the International Jesuit Prison Network (IJPN), which connects Jesuit prison ministries throughout the world. We established the network in 2013 to support Jesuit organisations and individuals who work in prisons, and with former prisoners transitioning back into the community, in order to create communities of solidarity.
The network provides a platform to:
Prisoners and ex-prisoners are among the most vulnerable and marginalised people in every country. We believe there is benefit in sharing experiences and ideas and mounting advocacy campaigns in partnership across the Jesuit network.
The Justice in Mining Network aims to ensure that issues of equity and sustainability are addressed in the governance of resources. The network is led by our CEO, Julie Edwards.
Justice in Mining is one of four global Ignatian advocacy networks. It supports and advocates on behalf of local communities affected by mining activities, and lobbies on human rights issues where appropriate.
The Network’s focus is on the extractive industries – operations like mining, and oil and gas extraction, which remove metals and minerals from the earth.
The Network supports several advocacy projects, including:
The Network is also mapping mining activity in communities where Jesuits and Jesuit organisations work. This understanding of local impacts will inform the Network’s future advocacy work.
Learn more about the Justice in Mining Network on their official website and Facebook, subscribe to Justice in Mining Updates, or read a past update below. You can also read an overview (published in Renew Economy) of steps being taken by the Vatican to protect our planet.