South Asia: Jesuits in Social Action unite

The 17th Convention of Jesuits in Social Action (JESA) was held from 14 to 16 October 2008 in Guwahati in the state of Assam in north-eastern India. Eighty-three Jesuits came together to share their experiences and engage in discussions. One participant reported the aims of the meeting: “The Convention was an occasion to see where we are, to identify the challenges … to listen to new initiatives, to difficulties and obstacles faced. It was a time to revisit the decrees of GC 35 and to make collective decisions on certain directions or orientations.”