European encounters of Jesuit alumni
Jesuit Alumni Europe and the World Union of Jesuit Alumni (WUJA) are collaborating with Jesuit Refugee Service and LUMSA University in Rome to present a conference on the Global Migration and Refugee Crisis: Time to Contemplate and Act .
The conference wil be held at the Lumsa Universtiy in Rom 14-16 September 2016.
Enrique Rebes, president of the European Confederation of Jesuit Alumni said in response to the current refugee crisis in Europe:
“It is time that Europe, as a community of destiny, starts reflecting around this issue, that is not likely to disappear any time soon and could become even more important as long as steps are not taken to prevent the migrations where they originate, by tackling the root causes that are triggering them: poverty and social despair, violence and oppression, climate change. As European citizens and as Christians, we are called upon to take an active part, modestly, but ambitiously at the same time, in this daunting task.
The European Confederation of Jesuit Alumni (ECJA), being aware of this unfolding situation, wants to approach the problem in ways that can be described as Jesuit, leading them to be “Contemplatives in Action”. For that purpose, it has set up the European Encounters of Jesuit Alumni in September, an event in which we will be confronted with the migration crisis in a reflexive way, providing a glimpse at its different root causes, the challenges it poses, the response of the various actors and our possible role as bridge-builders and problem-solvers.”
The conference will open with an audience with Pope Francis on 14th September.
All Jesuit alumni are welcome. Download the brochure for more information on the programme and how to register. ecja_brochure.pdf