Nº 71 - 3rd, October, 2021

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Four Dreams Jesuit Film Contest

An Opportunity for Students of Higher Education Institutions
English. The International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU), in collaboration with the General Curia in Rome, launches the “Four Dreams Jesuit Film Contest” an opportunity for students at Jesuit colleges and universities globally to enlighten the world with their creativity, skills and production talents.

The challenge is for students to present, in a SHORT FILM, a person or a group of people who are really contributing to improve our lives on this planet.

Registration coming soon! 

Visit the offical website to learn more about the contest rules.

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Español. La Asociación Internacional de Universidades Jesuitas (IAJU), en colaboración con la Curia General de Roma, lanza el "Concurso de Cine Jesuita Cuatro Sueños", una oportunidad para que los estudiantes de instituciones de educación superior jesuitas de todo el mundo iluminen el mundo con su creatividad, habilidades y talento de producción.

El reto es que los estudiantes presenten a una persona o a un grupo de personas y las contribuciones que están haciendo para mejorar nuestras vidas en este planeta en un CORTOMETRAJE.

¡Pronto se abrirá la inscripción! 

Visite la página web ofical para conocer más sobre las bases del concurso

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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 (


Ignatian Leadership Program in South Asia


JHEASA organized an Ignatian Leadership Programe that took place on the XIM Campus, in Bhubaneswar, and involved Jesuit collaborators in response to the universal call to holiness and perfection in leading people in mission. Read the opening speech.

The Kircher Network Announces the Launching of the New Online Graduate Course on the Theology of Christian-Muslim Dialogue


The course, aimed at master's and doctoral students who are members of the Kircher Network institutions, will focus on the theology of Christian-Muslim dialogue at the intersection of practical and systematic reflections. Learn more

Competitiveness at the Service of Inclusive and Sustainable Welfare


The collaboration between the Orkestra-Institute, Deusto University, and AUSJAL results in a work that aims to generate its own discourse on competitiveness at the service of sustainable economic and social development in the territories where the universities of the Society of Jesus are present. Download the project here

Understanding the Dynamics of Global Migration, an International Webinar


On Thursday, the 11th of November, scholars from the Schools of Social Work at Loyola University Chicago and Boston College will facilitate a real-time discussion with panelists from around the globe—scholars, activists, and representatives of human services organizations—to reflect on some of the many dynamics of migration. Learn more and register

Jesuit Universities Promote Vocational Culture Through Quality Education and Research


This year eight students, already new novices, have joined the Society of Jesus in Spain, several of them coming from the universities and centers of the UNIJES network. Learn more & read testimony

MAGIS 2023, The International Spiritual Meeting that Brings Together Young People Interested in Ignatian Spirituality


MAGIS 2023 will take place during the ten days prior to World Youth Day in Lisbon, and is a good opportunity for Ignatian youth from different countries to reflect, share and celebrate together. Learn more


Webinar Best Practices in Jesuit Higher Education

Pedagogical Innovation and Ignatian Pedagogy
We are glad to announce the upcoming webinars. Don't miss the opportunity to discuss with professors from Jesuit universities around the world the lessons they have learned in implementing pedagogical innovations and the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm in their courses.

The Best Practices in Jesuit Higher Education is a global project of the International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU) coordinated by the Kircher Network.

Webinar series flyer
1º Webinar
Addressing Climate Change and Migration through the curricula: Best Practices using Ignatian Perspective and Service Learning
Zoom Link
2º Webinar
Best Practices in Service Learning, Research and Extension in India and Asia Pacific
Zoom Link
3º Webinar
Redefining and Practicing Jesuit Pedagogy: Practical Lessons from USA and Spain
Zoom Link
4º Webinar
Innovate practices in Service Learning and Ignatian Pedagogy: Lessons from Jesuit universities in Spain and Ecuador
Zoom Link
5º Webinar
Best Curricula Practices and Using Collaborative Blogs for teaching staff. The experiences of Deusto University and Iberoamericana Mexico
Zoom Link

IAJU Boston College Assembly

August 2022
Location: Boston College

August 3-6, 2022

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


Find True Freedom
How to find true freedom? This website offers 8 Ignatian ways to find true freedom in your life through deepening on your experiences and desires, and reflecting on what's your purpose in life. Among these eight steps there are the Examen, Imagination, and Discover the leader inside you, for instance.
Reconciling God, Creation and Humanity (An Ignatian Examen)
In the context of COP26 of UN, do you see Sustainability through God? Would you like to help your students to reconciliate with Mother Nature? Looking for an Ecological Examen? Access "Reconciling God, Creation, and Humanity" reflection tool. Ignatian Eco-Examen Resources


What’s Your Cannonball Story?
Story-Telling about Practices for Personal and Social Transformation During Georgetown’s Ignatian Year”
Thursday, 18th of October
In person activity
Georgetown University
Learn more
Encuentro Iberoamericano de Jóvenes: Espiritualidad y Misión Ignacianas para los Jóvenes de Hoy
Proceso de actividades comprendido entre mayo y noviembre de 2021
Sábado, 13th of noviembre
Learn more
Pausa Ignaciana - Oración Comunitaria
Learn more
Repositorio de Eventos Dialogos Ignacianos
Learn more
Does your institution have any special plans for the Ignatian Year?
Please share your ideas and initiatives with us using the following links.


Cannonball Fernando Guidini - From Ignatius to education
Discover the cannonball moment of Fernando Guidini from Brasil - From Ignatius to education
Visit repository with all the IAJU Ignatian Year toolkit
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