SJES – Promoting a Consistent Culture of Protection

John K. Guiney SJ was appointed to coordinate a three-year project promoting a “consistent culture of protection” in the Society of Jesus. John Says, “The project will involve two stages. Firstly, the current global situation will be mapped and assessed; and then, appropriate guidelines for ethical, pastoral, and professional conduct and safe environments will be developed. It advances and intensifies work which has already been done by Provinces, Conferences, networks and ministries”. The prevalence of child abuse both within and outside the Church is a social reality that urgently requires higher levels of understanding and more decisive action in order to promote justice in the matter of child safeguarding and protection. Since this issue is fundamentally a matter of justice, the project will come under the supervision of the Secretariat for Social Justice and Ecology. Read more…