The Congress celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat of the Society of Jesus concluded with a Mass at the Church of the Gesù and a letter to 57 “martyrs” killed in the last 50 years.
“Continue the way opened by Jesus, without ever forgetting prayer, more and more sensitive to the cry of the crucified of this world, ” were the instructions that Fr. Arturo Sosa entrusted to the more than 200 Jesuits and lay collaborators from all over the world who participated in Rome in a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat from November 4-8. “We dream with a just world, structurally just,” said the Superior General of the Society at the Mass that concluded the Congress, pointing out three “urgent” commitments for the future: to promote “more just economic, social and political relations,” to strengthen in the Church and in society “the equal and adequate participation of women in projects and processes,” and to eradicate “all kinds of abuses in society, in the Church and in our apostolic works.” The Congress also published a letter to one of the 57 “martyrs” killed in this half century.
The last day of the Congress was an opportunity to take stock of the five “processes” that emerged during the discussions, both in the assembly and in the different working groups, and which now need to be deepened: personal and community conversion, the transformation needed for society, the need for greater collaboration and more effective networking, common and synodal discernment, and finally, the importance of promoting a new narrative that includes the marginalized and supports change.
Read the attached press release
Read Fr. Sosa´s homily
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