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Jesuit Institute South Africa
Established2007; 12 years ago (2007)
Merger ofCentre for Ignatian Spirituality
TypeJustice formation and advocacy
Fr. Russell Pollitt, SJ
AffiliationsJesuit, Catholic

Jesuit Institute South Africa (JISA) is a social outreach organization in South Africa operated by the Society of Jesus. It offers spiritual formation and outreach programs intended to foster reflection and dialogue in the interest of bringing South African peoples together using Jesuit, Ignatian spirituality, and Catholic social teaching.[1]

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The Jesuit Institute trains individuals and groups in critical analysis and advocacy relative to the political and socio-economic situation of the segments of South African society, bringing into dialogue the business, political, and educational sectors.[2] It provides training in Christian social ethics through screenings,[3] press releases,[4] and lectures,[5] along with presentations by the staff to business, political, and educational groups and NGOs, with a view to the unification and development of various sectors of South African society.[6] The Institute also maintains a website relating Christian values to current issues in South Africa.[7]

JISA offers spiritual retreats in the Ignatian tradition, with a view to forming "men and women for others".[8] The retreats are 4, 8 or 30 days in length, along with parish-based retreats and the 6-month retreat in daily life.[9]

Vuselela Ignatian Spirituality Centre was incorporated into the Jesuit Institute in 2007. It offers courses in spiritual direction.[10]

The staff have worked on the theological issues related to the prevention of HIV in South Africa.[11]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Jesuit Institute of South Africa". berkleycenter.georgetown.edu. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  2. "The Politics of Hate: Xenophobia in the North West". The Jesuit Institute South Africa. 2016-04-21. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  3. Screening. Accessed 2 May 2016.
  4. Press release. Accessed 2 May 2016.
  5. "Patrick Hornbeck Lecture at the Jesuit Institute". The Jesuit Institute South Africa. 6 April 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  6. "Our Team". The Jesuit Institute South Africa. 2015-10-15. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  7. "The Jesuit Institute South Africa". The Jesuit Institute South Africa. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  8. "Men for Others". onlineministries.creighton.edu. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  9. "Who we are". The Jesuit Institute South Africa. 2016-02-26. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  10. "Memories of Mandela". Thinking Faith: The online journal of the Jesuits in Britain. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  11. Brown, Ryan (April 21, 2015). "In Africa's battle against AIDS, a key player hits a crossroads". Christian Science Monitor.

Coordinates: 26°11′18.05″S 28°0′3.79″E / 26.1883472°S 28.0010528°E / -26.1883472; 28.0010528

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