Jesuits in Residence Program

Jesuits have a special interest in and devotion to the promotion of social justice.

In his encyclical, Laudato Si', Pope Francis urges humankind to “…protect our common home (Earth)” and to “bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development." Miller Center is an ideal partner for this vision.

With the objective to promote social entrepreneurship throughout the developing world, Miller Center hosts a pilot Jesuit-in-Residence program. This year, through the generosity of a sponsor, the program has grown in scale to include six Jesuits from across Africa.

As a result of the pope’s appeal, Jesuits in the developing world, like Africa, Latin America and Asia want to be more creative in promoting justice and sustainability. Each year, a handful Jesuits will be recruited and trained to train local Catholic leaders, who would in turn help lead training for social entrepreneurs globally. 

 

Banner photo courtesy of Santa Clara University