education

The Oxford University students with pupils of Nyakahoja primary School. Credit: Dushan Croos SJ
The Senior Catholic Chaplain at Oxford University and two students from the university are currently in Mwanza, Tanzania, on a three-week visit which will enable them to meet communities with which the Chaplaincy has had links since 2008.Nyakahoja Primary School in Mwanza was founded in 1961 and is run by Tanzanian Teresian Sisters. They invited the Jesuits to found a parish - St Francis Xavier - and thereby support the school.  The sisters also founded Holy Family Girls Secondary School....
The Jesuit Institute provides inspiration, resources and training for the eleven Jesuit schools in Britain, to enable them to work together to promote and live out the vision and spirit of St Ignatius Loyola:  “improvement in living and learning for the greater glory of God and the common good.”When our schools were first established, Catholics found it hard to find a faith education for their children.  Fifty years ago a majority of British Jesuits would have been...
Image of St. Ignatius Loyola
Finding God in All ThingsFrom its 16th century roots, pedagogy has stood at the heart of the Jesuit ethos. Consider briefly the ‘Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola’ (1548) or the origins of the religious order, the Society of Jesus itself formed out of friendships made at the University of Paris.Both this rudimentary religious group as well as the global Jesuit community today seem to have remained committed to ‘finding God in all things’. Education is vital to...
To instruct the ignorant
In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has called for Lent to be ‘lived more intensely as a privileged moment to celebrate and experience God’s mercy.’[1] Thinking Faith will respond to this invitation by offering a series of reflections on the Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy in the context of Laudato si’. We begin by asking what it means to ‘instruct the ignorant’. ‘Ignorant’ is not a word with which most of us would like to be...
Jesuit Missions produces a wide range of resources for primary & secondary schools
Riding on a wave of some amazing achievements last year, Jesuit Missions is looking forward to another full year of producing thought-provoking resources for schools.Beginning this Lent (which starts on 10 February 2016), Jesuit Missions has prepared Our Common Home - a set of four weekly PowerPoints, designed for school assemblies. It follows a similar format to last year's Great Hope but with an even stronger emphasis on the environment.Week One: Finding God in all thingsWeek Two: The life of...
Children at a JRS-run school for refugees in Lebanon, credit: JRS
Education is a human right and is a way of building peace and development. That was the message from the Jesuit Refugee Service as it launched an ambitious advocacy and fundraising campaign. ‘Mercy in Motion’ is regarded as a concrete sign of commitment to the Jubilee Year of Mercy; and it has the active support of Pope Francis.The goal of the ‘Mercy in Motion’ Campaign is to offer educational services to 100,000 more refugees than are currently provided for, because, according to the Director...
JRS audience with Pope Francis  Credit Osservatore Romano
Pope Francis addressed the Jesuit Refugee Service on Saturday, at an audience to mark JRS’ 35th anniversary. He told staff and friends of the agency that “the decision to be present in areas of greatest need, in conflict and post-conflict zones, has brought you international recognition for your closeness to people and your ability to learn from this how better to serve.”The Jesuit Refugee Service was founded in 1980 by the then Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr Pedro Arrupe SJ. “He...
St Aloysius College's Chemistry students, Clare, Nick and Laura with Mr Anderson
Three former students of St Aloysius’ College in Glasgow have collaborated with the University of Glasgow in some major scientific research. During their final year in the Green Blazer, Clare Scanlon, Nick Daly and Laura Docherty, then of S6 at the college, were selected to assist the research to find a new type of crystal in the field of solid-state ionic-chemistry.Dr Daniel Price, the researcher leading the project for the University of Glasgow, explained that Advanced Higher chemistry...
The Jesuit Pupil Profile
Designed by the Jesuit Institute and launched in all Jesuit schools in the UK in autumn 2013, the Jesuit Pupil Profile has three distinct aims:to produce a statement of the qualities which pupils in Jesuit schools should seek to develop.to produce a profile that describes the whole process of a Jesuit education at each stage.to create a usable and identifiable image which complements the formal statement:   this is in the form of a WORD TREE made up of eight pairs of VIRTUES that sum...
As results for the International Diploma Programme were published across the world, students at Stonyhurst College in Lancashire have been celebrating their successes. Exceeding last year’s world average of 30 points, IB diploma students at Stonyhurst achieved an average of 32 points.The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a two-year educational programme  primarily aimed at students between the ages of 16 and 19. The programme is designed to give...

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