What Issues Do We Work On?
Outreach to Social Ministries
JSIM seeks to outreach to and accompany social ministries throughout the Society of Jesus in the United States. Some examples of this include JSIM’s outreach with pro-life ministries, native american ministries, inner-city ministries, hispanic ministries, youth ministries and peace and justice ministries.
Social Research and Analysis
In order to “read the signs of the times” to facilitate the Society’s apostolic decision-making and action in the United States, JSIM coordinates mechanisms for dialogue among and between social ministers, scholars in Jesuit institutions, and others in the social sector on issues of interest to the Society. These efforts seek to understand more profoundly the impact of Jesuit works on individuals and communities they serve.
The Jesuit Conference’s Secretariat for Social and International Ministries (JSIM) seeks to influence public and legislative policy. The following are our current focus areas.
- Africa: war and peace, and HIV/AIDS
- Domestic Poverty: affordable housing, minimum wage, and Gulf Coast recovery
- Migration: Immigration Reform and collaboration with Jesuit Refugee Service
- War and Violence: Plan Colombia, Iraq, and Anti-Torture
Through the National Jesuit Committee on Investment Responsibility(NJCIR), JSIM also engages in corporate advocacy to promote human rights and water sustainability through dialogues with corporations, shareholder resolutions, and proxy voting.
Jesuit Missions Inc. (JM, Inc.)
Jesuit Missions, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, included in the IRS group exemption of the U.S. Catholic Conference and listed in the 2010 Official Catholic Directory. All donations to Jesuit Missions Inc. are deductible for federal income, gift, and estate tax purposes to the fullest extent of the law. For information on JM, Inc.’s grant policy or donation procedure click here.