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A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

As part of the 5th centenary of the conversion of Ignatius of Loyola, our tenth congress will be held in Barcelona from 14 to 18 July 2021.

A meeting aimed at all Alumni around the world and the Ignatian Community where we can raise awareness of the potential we have as a global network, and promote a shared mission to make a greater contribution to building a more just and sustainable society.

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A GLOBAL COMMUNITY

We are a global community serving a world made up of Alumni, Jesuits, 827 Jesuit Schools, 204 Universities as well as multiple networks, associations and centres spread over the 5 continents.

A NEW LOOK

We want to open a discussion on the great challenges that the world faces (Migration, Ecology, Technology, Women) and the tools that we have at our disposal (Religion, Social Innovation, Education and Professional Realm) in order to provide an Ignatian response to them.

A SHARED MISSION

Guided by Reconciling with God, Humanity and Creation as well as by the Apostolic Preferences set out by the Father General, we want to establish a plan of action that will allow us to strengthen our commitment to the future and pass the baton to young people.

A NETWORKED WORK

The magnitude and globality of the challenges requires us to be more efficient and effective than ever before. To this end, we at World Union Jesuit Alumni firmly believe that in order to fulfil this task and generate a greater impact, we must improve our networking.

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AN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

The Congress will include an in-depth discussion between alumni from different countries of the world, Jesuits who are leaders in different fields and young people in general as representatives of the future.

F. ARTURO SOSA, sj
Father General of the Jesuits
Spirituality

F. Arturo Sosa is a Venezuelan Catholic priest. On 14 October 2016, he was elected Father General of the Society of Jesus. He has a long history of dedication to teaching and research. He has held various positions and functions in the university environment.

KATRINE CAMILLERI

Director of Jesuit Refugee Service, Malta
Migration: problems and opportunities

Lawyer and director of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Malta. Recognised for her work for refugees, she received the Nansen Refugee Award in 2007. In 1996, she began working as a volunteer, part-time initially and eventually full-time. JRS became the first organisation to offer professional legal services to detainees in Malta on a regular basis.

CHRIS LOWNEY
Vice chair of the Board of CommonSpirit Health
A powerful tool for social impact

Born in New York City, Lowney attended Regis High School, a Jesuit institution in Manhattan, and then entered a Jesuit seminary. He completed a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Philosophy at Fordham University. He worked at JP Morgan from 1983 to 2001, as an investment banker to Fortune 1000 companies and, later, a managing director in: Tokyo, Singapore and London. Author of six books and co-author of two. Global expert in leadership, decision-making, and business ethics.

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A TRANSFORMATIVE MEETING

The different activities organised will be a great opportunity to share experiences between people from the 5 continents and the organising team and volunteers from Barcelona.

PRE AND POST CONGRESS ACTIVITIES

Following in the footsteps of St. Ignatius and an opportunity to thank, review and prepare to follow Christ by doing God’s will: (1) Ignatian Way and (2) Spiritual Exercises.

ACTIVITIES DURING THE CONGRESS

An extensive programme organized by the local team and guided by the volunteers from Barcelona: (1) visit to social organisations, (2) cultural Barcelona, (3) Ignatian Barcelona and (4) companion programme.

BIG MEETING AT THE COVA

A ceremony in the cradle of Ignatian spiritualities (religious and secular) and of all the cultural, social and pedagogical work born therefrom.

YOUNG BARCELONA 2021

Solidarity, social activities, outings and sport in a friendly atmosphere with local young people who will accompany the participants from different parts of the world at all times.

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A WELCOMING AND OPEN CITY

Cradle of Ignatian spirituality, modernism and Gaudí. For Saint Ignatius, Barcelona is a place of passage, a crossroads in his interior and exterior pilgrimage. The documents allow us to be certain about three stays of his in the city: two short ones, in 1523 and 1527, and one longer one, between 1524 and 1526.

Over the years, Barcelona has grown, led great movements and hosted world-renowned events. Today it is an architectural, cultural and technological centre of reference but it maintains its welcoming and friendly character. Barcelona, a city open to the sea, a city open to the world

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