The Society of Jesus has been, and still is, one of the most widespread grassroots organisations in the world in contact with low-income, disadvantaged and otherwise marginalised people. It also has one of the largest pools of knowledge and research facilities, and is in contact with many people in decision-making positions. The creation of the Ignatian Advocacy Network (IAN) is an attempt to solve the problem of disconnectedness between these three major assets of the Society. The Network hopes to use the Society's untapped capacity to influence public policy in favour of the common good and of those rendered weak and voiceless, in the conviction that "whatever you do to the least of them you do to me." (Mt 25, 40).

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International Conference on
"Global Climate Change and Water Disasters"

March 27 - 29, 2015 | Download Brochure
Objectives of GIAN-SA:
  • Organize the Core Groups of the five Thematic Networks
  • Internal mapping of the Jesuit institutions working in these thematic issues
  • Identify civil and Church possible collaborators
  • Establish a planning for the future

The human family has received from the Creator a common gift: nature. Nature, in a word, is at our disposition and we are called to exercise a responsible stewardship over it. It should not be indiscriminately exploited but rather made into a garden. I condemn 'consumerism' and a 'culture of waste' and call for a spirit of solidarity grounded in our common responsibility for the earth and for all our brothers and sisters in the human family. Let us be channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish.
- Pope Francis