Past events

Annual Delegates Meeting 2021

Annual Delegates Meeting 2021

As the last in-person meeting of the Delegates had been in Albania in 2019, it was a real delight for the European Education Delegates to actually gather in Lyon for this years meeting. Whilst most were able to gather in person, a few joined us virtually, one from as far away a place as Tomsk in Siberia. But this hybrid gathering did not diminish the pleasure and excitement of being with another again. There was a genuine joy in reconnecting and feeling part of the European network again.

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JECSE participation in JESEDU global 2021

JECSE participation in JESEDU global 2021

More than 80 European representatives paricipated in the second JESEDU colloquium, intended for colleagues in leadership positions in our Jesuit Global Network of Schools, just before the summer holidays. This colloquium, originally intended to take place in the summer of 2020 in Indonesia, now took place online with around 400 partucipants worldwide. With four strands – on educating for faith, for depth, for reconciliation and for global citizenship – the colloquium circled around the main theme of ‘Discerning for a Hope-filled future’. The Asia-Pacific Region designed the program, containing 8 interesting key-note speeches and some beautiful video’s animated by students and alumni, in close collabora0on with the Educate Magis Team which facilitated two rounds of global as well as regional (European) discernment circles.

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Delegates meeting 2020 online

Delegates meeting 2020 online

Not face to face in Lyon as intended, but nevertheless in an atmosphere of friendship, our JECSE Education Delegates met online for three days last November on behalf of our annual mee

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IPP-Conference 2020

IPP-Conference 2020

On February 3rd to 6th, 2020, over 30 educators from nine European countries attended a four-day Conference on “Learning by Refraction,” a 21st-century approach to Ignatian Pedagogy proposed in a book of the same title by Fr. Johnny Go SJ and Ms. Rita Atienza of the Ateneo SALT Institute.

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Primary Heads Conference 2020

Primary Heads Conference 2020

In Loyola 80 colleagues, mainly Principals of Primary Schools, met this January for the JECSE Conference around the theme of ‘(How) to talk about Jesus in the secularized and multi-convictional context of today?’
In its conferences for different audiences JECSE has been focusing on this question during some time now. The diversity of our European context is enriching but also challenging, and for some – both within and outside of our catholic tradition – the very mention of Jesus becomes an obstacle to dialogue, a reason to disengage. Yet the spiritual journey of Ignatius of Loyola shows us how the encounter with Jesus dramatically changed the course of his life. The still, life-giving dialogue with Jesus, engaging all the aspects of his person, opened Ignatius’ s eyes (conscience) and heart (compassion) and mobilized his intelligence(competence) to act in a diversity of ways, always adapting to meet the needs of time and place (commitment). The aim of JECSE’s conferences over the last years has been to explore how Jesus, far from being an obstacle to dialogue, can become the source and the means of an open, deep and fruitful dialogue in a multi-convictional context

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Delegates Meeting 2019

Delegates Meeting 2019

For their annual meeting, the JECSE Education Delegates were invited in Albania this November by Fr Jimmy Bartolo sj, delegate for the Euro-Mediterranean Province. 

In Tirana we received a warm welcome, prepared by Fr Zef Bisha sj and the Jesuit communities’ wonderful assistant Ms Nevila Zeneli.

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