Jesuit Conference

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Jesuit Conferences are groupings of administrative divisions of the Society of Jesus.

Administration[edit]

For administrative reasons the members of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) are divided into territorial Provinces or Regions,[1] even though their vocation is 'universal', which means that their calling is not restricted to a particular geographic area, or field of apostolic activity.

For better cooperation and apostolic efficacy, the Jesuit provinces and regions are grouped into conferences that have, by and large, a continental dimension.

List of Jesuit Conferences[edit]

The six Jesuit Conferences are:[1]

  • Conferencia de Provinciales Jesuitas de América Latina (CPAL) gathers the Jesuits of 16 provinces and 3 Regions of Latin America.
  • Jesuit Conference of European Provincials (CEP) gathers the Jesuits of 30 provinces and 4 regions of Europe, with the Middle-East and Canada.
  • Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific (JCAP) gathers the Jesuits of 7 provinces and 3 regions of East Asia and Oceania (including Australia).
  • Jesuit Conference of South-Asia (JCSA) gathers the Jesuits of 18 provinces and 2 regions of South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka)
  • Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States (JCCUS) gathers the Jesuits of 9 provinces and 2 regions of the United States, with Jamaica and Micronesia.[2]
  • Jesuits of Africa and Madagascar (JESAM) gathers the Jesuits of 7 provinces and 1 region of sub-Saharan Africa, with Madagascar.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Provinces and assistancies from Society of Jesus, retrieved 7 June 2015
  2. ^ Jesuits’ Superior General Approves Newly Formed Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States from NWJesuits.org, 3 December 2015, retrieved 7 June 2015

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