Nº 77 - 9th, February, 2022

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An Approach to Jesuit Higher Education Institutions in Africa and Madagascar

New Collaboration Initiative
English. AJCU-AM is one of the six Jesuit higher education regional networks that is part of the International Association of Jesuit Universities, and the most recently established among them (established in August 2019).

Since its creation, the AJCU-AM institutions aim to collaborate by maintaining lines of communication among themselves, deepening their knowledge of one another and helping each of the member institutions to improve in what they do over time. To do so, among other things, they have recently launched a newsletter: AJCU-AM-News. 

Learn more about seven Jesuit higher education institutions in Africa by reading the first edition of AJCU-AM News
Español. AJCU-AM es una de las seis redes regionales de educación superior jesuita que forma parte de la Asociación Internacional de Universidades Jesuitas, y la más reciente de ellas (creada en agosto de 2019).

Desde su creación, las instituciones de AJCU-AM tienen como objetivo colaborar manteniendo líneas de comunicación entre ellas, profundizando en el conocimiento de las mismas y ayudando a cada una de las instituciones miembro a mejorar en lo que hacen a lo largo del tiempo. Para ello, entre otras cosas, han lanzado recientemente un boletín informativo: AJCU-AM-News. 

Conozca más sobre siete instituciones jesuitas de educación superior en África leyendo la primera edición de AJCU-AM News


Registration Now Opened!
IAJU Boston College Assembly

August 2022
Location: Boston College

August 3-6, 2022

Assembly official website:
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Bridging the Educational Divide Against the Odds

Maria Rita Atienza, Director of the Ateneo Teacher Center

In the first issue of 2022, we invite you to read the article "Bridging the Educational Divide Against the Odds," by Maria Rita Atienza, Director of the Ateneo Teacher Center of Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. 


In this article, Atienza shares with us a practice of cooperation between Jesuit universities, the Catholic Educational Association, and the Islamic schools' volunteer program. These Islamic schools are located in the only autonomous region of the Philippines that has experienced almost five decades of armed conflict and rebellion, with the majority of its population being Muslim in a predominantly Christian country. This region has the country’s poorest education learning outcomes. 


It is precisely here, in the frontiers, that our Jesuit universities, with the strength of their mission of justice and reconciliation and in partnership with other institutions, have responded successfully with faculty formation programs and dialogues.


Maria Rita takes us on a journey through the complexity of cultural diversity, language, stereotypes, but also the need to create inclusive spaces of respect that culminated in enriching discussions on inclusive curricula and instruction.


"At the end of the series, the ATC and Sociology-Anthropology teams all agreed that they were rewarded a hundredfold by the experience of meeting teachers from way down south—of a different religion and different culture—yet feeling very united as fellow educators who are all passionate about their students’ learning and well-being. The asatidz commitment to providing the best education possible for their students and for caring deeply for them, amidst the most severe constraints, was uplifting, inspiring, and a much-needed sign of hope for all weary teachers in the Philippines who have not yet been allowed by the government to return to campus for almost 2 years and who still plod on despite there being no end in sight for the pandemic."

Read the complete article here. 

"Perspectives from the Jesuit Network" is a project sponsored by University of San Francisco


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Loyola University Chicago Will Host A Virtual Meeting With Pope Francis


"Building Bridges North-South: A Synodal Encounter Between Pope Francis and University Students" will be a direct conversation between the Pope and students from North, Central and South America, including students from Jesuit institutions of higher education throughout the Americas. Register Here!

UNIJES Has Held The IV Workshop On Digital Transformation In Universities 


The Workshop "Digital Transformation: Challenges and Opportunities for Jesuit Universities" was attended by representatives from the universities of Santa Clara, Deusto, Comillas and Loyola Andalucía. Read More.

Campion Hall And The Refugee Studies Centre Present A Seven-Part Seminar Series On Reconciliation In The Contexts Of Displacement


This seminar series, organised by Campion Hall and the Refugee Studies Centre, aims to discuss the possibilities and challenges of 'reconciliation' in contexts of displacement, bringing together specialists working in a variety of contexts to exchange ideas on the concept of reconciliation. Read More.

Deans and Delegates From 16 Kircher Network’s Faculties Of Theology, Philosophy, And Religious Studies Gathered Online For Their Annual Meeting


The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the most pressing challenges facing their institutions today and potentially in the future, and to exchange information on how the institutions are prioritising and addressing these challenges. Read Conclusions.

Jesuit Worldwide Learning Has Recently Launched Its New Website


Jesuit Worldwide Learning has transformed itself over the last 5 years and with this new website it seeks to offer a content and experience that reflects the digital work of Jesuits around the world. Visit the website here.

2022 Virtual Climate Change Conference

March 2022
Location: Loyola University Chicago

March 14-18, 2022

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IAJU Launches the Issue 2.2. of IAJU Best Practices in Jesuit Higher Education
This issue includes 12 new practices to further improve teaching and learning in Jesuit higher education.


Rezando Voy
Buscan tus alumnos una forma para empezar el día con Dios? Para profundizar en la espiritualidad ignaciana? Y descubrir su propósito diario? RezandoVoy es una conocida App que ofrece oraciones diarias basadas en la Espiritualidad Ignaciana. Diseñada para acompañarte a cualquier lugar, ayudarte a rezar siempre que encuentres tiempo, pero especialmente mientras vas y vienes del trabajo, de estudiar, etc. Nuevas oraciones se publican cada día, convirtiéndose en una guía para la oración personal. Con una duración de entre diez y quince minutos, combina la música, las escrituras y algunas preguntas para la reflexión. Accede a la web aquí. 
Diversity and Cultural Awareness
What graces have your students received from interacting with others from different backgrounds and cultures? In what parts are they called to grow? Using this resources on campus activities, workshops, retreats or in class, students will learn “to care for” other cultures and grow their capacity to relate, work together and communicate in a safe and respectful way. Through this material students will be able to recognise and rejoice in the richness of their own culture and remain open to the gifts of others. It includes a reflection with short passages, an exercise linked to the topic of the section that take the students from reflection to action and a theoretical input linked to the topic summarising insights from academic experts. Learn More. 


Libros para vivir e interiorizar el Año Ignaciano
Universidad Pontificia Comillas
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The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice: A Month of Meditations With Ignatius Of Loyola
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Walking Through Life With Ignatius: Spirituality & Service
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Jesús y la creación: Guía de Oración n° 18
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