Nº 73 - 1st, December, 2021

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Ignatian Solidarity Network

A Jesuit Network Inspired by the Pursuit of Social Justice
English. The Ignatian Solidarity Network is a partnership organization of more than 150 Jesuit universities, high schools and parishes, along with many other Catholic institutions and social justice partners that serves as a platform capable of channeling society's most pressing needs into concrete actions for the defense of human rights. 

The network collaborates with various apostolates of the Society of Jesus as well as with Catholic institutions to promote social justice animated by Ignatian spirituality and the witness of the martyrs of El Salvador.
One of its most prominent events each year is the Ignatian Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ), which brings together Jesuit high schools and universities in the United States, as well as various Catholic institutions. This event takes place over a weekend in November.

Learn more about the Ignatian Solidarity Network and about the last IFTJ edition in Washington DC reading the article by Ana Karen Barragán, IAJU Communication Team. Read article.
Español. La Red Ignaciana de Solidaridad (Ignatian Solidarity Network) es una organización asociada a más de 150 universidades jesuitas, escuelas secundarias y parroquias, junto con muchas otras instituciones católicas y socios de la justicia social que sirve como plataforma capaz de encausar las necesidades más apremiantes de la sociedad en acciones concretas para la defensa de los derechos humanos. 

La red colabora con diversos apostolados de la Compañía de Jesús, así como instituciones católicas para promover la justicia social animada por la espiritualidad ignaciana y el testimonio de los mártires de El Salvador en su compromiso por la dignidad humana, la justicia y la paz.
Uno de sus eventos más destacados al año es el Ignatian Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ), el cual reúne a colegios (bachillerato/preparatoria) y universidades jesuitas de Estados Unidos, así como a diversas instituciones católicas. Este evento se lleva a cabo durante un fin de semana en el mes de noviembre y ha sido como la conferencia con mayor número de asistentes que recibe Washington D.C. al año. 

Si quiere conocer más sobre esta organización y sobre su último evento en Washington DC puede leer el artículo de Ana Karen Barragán, Equipo de Comunicación de la IAJU. Leer el artículo. 



Join the Jesuit Film Contest and invite your students to shoot up to 5-minute story of a person who changes the world.
Do you know a student or group of students who would like to participate in this global contest? Is there a colleague who should know about it? Please, help us spread the word.
For more information, visit the website or contact Theresa Messmer (

We are exicited to announce the openning of a call for colllaboration for the International Virtual Campus

Faculty members and researchers belonging to any university of IAJU are welcome participate. Deusto University is searching for people eager to teach during the First Semester 2022 (January - May) one of the following virtual courses or module of its units:

· Big Data Analytics (Spanish)

· International Business Post-Industrial World (English)

· Ethical Challenges in a Global World  (English)

Selected candidates will be part of an innovative programme which offers a multidisciplinary selection of courses on hot topics both in English and Spanish, designed specifically for international students. 

All information about the call and the application process is available on the button below.

For more information, do not hesitate to contact for any information you may require. 


Students from Loyola Andalucía and Loyola Chicago Learn About the Vatican's Model of Sustainability Introduced by Rafael Tornini.


The group of students had a training course on Loyola Chicago's sustainability model and then had the opportunity to have a guided tour of the Vatican gardens with Rafael Tornini, Director of Gardens and Environment of the Vatican City State. Learn more

Students Share their Theological Reflections on their Respective Asian Cultures in the "Conversations on Asian Theologies and Cultures" Program


The Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific (JCAP) and the Jesuit Conference of South Asia (JCSA) have engaged in a collaborative project that seeks to enhance students’ theological formation for mission in the Asian context. Find Out.

Several Universities of the Kircher Network Participate in the General Assembly of the Federation of Catholic Universities of Europe


The universities Pontificia Comillas, Deusto, Loyola and Ramón Llull have participated with the aim of establishing links and promoting collaboration between universities in the region. Read More

AUSJAL 2021 Symposium Calls for University Collaboration to Transform the our World Through Research and Classroom Advocacy 


On November 22 took place the inauguration of the Innovation Symposium of AUSJAL, where new methodologies for learning and teaching in Jesuit universities were proposed. See More

Students from Indonesian Jesuit Schools and Universities Become Voluntary Blood Donors


The Association of Indonesian Jesuit Schools Alumni (AAJI) organised a blood donation drive on the first week of November inspired by the Jesuit motto of “becoming men and women for and with others” and invited alumni of eight Jesuit schools and one Jesuit university to become voluntary blood donors. Read More.


IAJU Boston College Assembly

August 2022
Location: Boston College

August 3-6, 2022

*Registration will start in January 2022.
Further information will come soon.


Interconnected: 21-Day Catholic Environmental Justice Challenge
21 day challenge to enter into the complex work of understanding the connections between environmental injustices; learn from the voices of environmental leaders from frontline communites; better understand the connections between current and historical environmental injustices and respond to the call to work towards a lived vision. Join the challenge.
The Ignatian Year - Jesuit Higher Education
IAJU presentation film of the Ignatian Year, the 500 anniversary of the conversion of Ignatius of Loyola. We invite all of you, your communities and your institutions to live this anniversary as an opportunity to go "from profesion to purpose". 
Patient Trust Prayer
Are your students impatient in everything to reach the end without delay? As we are just starting Advent, here there is a helpful prayer for students, faculty, and staff about trusting in the slow work of God. Read More.


International Webinar on Universal Apostolic Preferences (1&2)
500th anniversary of the Cannonball Moment of St. Ignatius of Loyola
St. Xavier's College
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Contemplemos la Sacralidad de la Naturaleza
Conferencia impartida por Javier Melloni, S.J.
See more
Presentación del libro “El viaje de Javier” de José Mª Guibert
In Person Activity
Universidad Deusto
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Musical "Conversión" en Málaga
Kircher Network
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Does your institution have any special plans for the Ignatian Year?
Please share your ideas and initiatives with us using the following links.


Discover the cannonball moment of Paco Almenar SJ from Spain, living in the Amazon region
Visit repository with all the IAJU Ignatian Year toolkit
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