A Global Companionship Initiative of the Jesuit Schools Network
Dear Global Companions

In just ten days, delegates from all six global Jesuit networks will convene at the International Congress of Delegates of Education of the Society of Jesus ( JESEDU ). Not since 2012 has such a gathering taken place, and the event promises to affirm the messages of General Congregation 36 and the themes of the Virtual Congress .
Tune In!

Each day of the Congress, you can watch two live-streamed interviews with education delegates. They will last about seven minutes.

You can also hear I Will Sing Forever , the theme song written for the Congress.
Ite, inflammate omnia.
Timothy Sassen, Ph.D.
Director of Global Partnerships and Communications
Jesuit Schools Network
From Our Global Partners...
Ignatian Solidarity Network and the Jesuit Conference
Ecological Examen
Taking cues from Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si, the ISN and Jesuit Conference have collaborated on the writing of a version of the Examen that is centered on reconciliation with creation.

The Examen's recitation is structured in five sections: gratitude, awareness, understanding, conversion and reconciliation

Jesuit Father Timothy Kesicki, President of the Jesuit Conference, has provided a video introduction to the Examen.
Ignatian Carbon Challenge
Has your school, student group, or classroom registered for the Ignatian Carbon Challenge? Created by a team of theology and science teachers, the Ignatian Carbon Challenge invites both individuals and institutions to address climate change and environmental justice through a series of monthly challenges.

More than forty schools and 200 classes and clubs joined the Ignatian Carbon Challenge in its first year!
Campaign for Hospitality
Over the next two years, the Campaign for Hospitality invites the Jesuit and broader Catholic network in the United States and Canada to get to know people in our countries with recent stories of migration. Together, we will reflect on our common human dignity and values to create more welcoming communities and nations.

Jesuit Refugee Service
Back to School Campaign
Many of us have felt the excitement of going back to school. Have you wondered what this next school year would bring in opportunities? Doesn’t everyone deserve that excitement and opportunity? This fall, give the gift of education to refugees around the world by purchasing a gift through the new JRS/USA Gift Catalog. 

Anne Frank Essay Contest
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA has announced the “Lessons from Anne” Essay Competition for Jesuit Schools Network students in Grades 9-12. The competition aims to create an opportunity to raise awareness and conversation around the lives of refugees and how Jesuit educated students can take action. The deadline for entries is January 15, 2018 and the top prize winner will be published in America Magazine.

Friends of Fe y Alegria in the United States
In August, Georgetown Preparatory School teacher, Catharine Steffens, visited Fe y Alegría Argentina. Read her reflection on the experience.

If your school has an immersion experience to one of the countries where Fe y Alegría is present, Friends of Fe y Alegría in the U.S. is happy to connect you so that you can learn more about how other Jesuit schools and programs are operating around the world.  
Canadian Jesuits International
As the saying goes, when two elephants fight, it's the grass that suffers.

The Fall 2017 issue of CJI's Mission News features an article by Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, SJ, the President of the Jesuit Conference of Major Superiors of Africa and Madagascar entitled The Politics of Famine .

The Jesuit Schools Network promotes the educational ministry of the Society of Jesus in service to the Catholic Church by strengthening Jesuit schools for the mission of Jesus Christ.