Jesuit Media Initiatives
It is a characteristic Jesuit ministry to use imagination and creativity in what the Formula of the Institute calls, with great licence, "any other ministration whatsoever of the word of God". Here in Britain, it is the task of Jesuit Media Initiatives to lead the way in this ministry by developing and implementing new ideas, initiatives and projects, using especially 'new media' such as the internet, CDs and DVDs, though not necessarily excluding the 'established media' of film and video, radio and television, newspapers and magazines.
Pray-as-you-go is an initiative to provide daily prayer in MP3 format, for people travelling to and from work. An open, public trial of pray-as-you-go was conducted during the Lent 2006, and then extended into the Easter season. After more than 250,000 prayer sessions were downloaded by people all over the world, it was decided to continue Pray-as-you-go indefinitely.
By March 2008, over five million prayer sessions had been downloaded.
Thinking Faith, the online journal of the British Jesuits, was launched on 18 January 2008.
The journal is free and covers the widest set of subjects from science to theology, policy studies to poetry and spirituality to culture and development, contributing to debates and issues from a British (and European) perspective. Also included are regular book reviews and film reviews.
Unlike a printed publication, Thinking Faith doesn't have a weekly or monthly edition, but a 'rolling' format. Articles may be added at any time, with subscribers informed by email alert, enabling a faster response to news, events and issues of concern. Subscribing to the journal is also free.