Jesuit Social Services fosters an ecological culture where transformation starts with the personal. The Jesuit Social Services approach is to:
In 2008 Jesuit Social Services began to incorporate ecological justice into our organizational culture, program delivery and advocacy. This emerged from our commitment to building a just society, our Jesuit heritage emphasizing reconciliation with creation and our work with the most marginalized in the community who are most likely to be affected by environmental degradation and climate injustice.
Acknowledging the interconnection between environmental and social issues has influenced our practice, policy, and organisational identity, and shaped our strategy to ensure we are equipped to address justice issues of the future. We are committed to achieving a just society that contributes to restoring healthy ecological relationships for all.
Jesuit Social Services used its original Way of Proceeding as a basis to develop its ecological approach. This Way of Proceeding recognizes three interconnected domains that must be considered in all aspects of the organisation’s operations.