Growing in Collaboration: Big Opportunities for Conference Communications Delegates
By Luca Pirola
to Nairobi, Manila to Lima, Brussels to New Delhi, all were connected to Rome for
the annual conference that brought together communication delegates from the
Jesuit Conferences. This year’s meeting was held online with communicators from
different continents, with specific challenges to face and common goals to
achieve. The aim of this gathering is to strengthen collaboration for
increasingly effective communication.
discussed included the upcoming Ignatian Year, also, the importance of vocation
promotion, which needs to be updated and developed. The Universal Apostolic
Preferences were always kept in mind as a framework for these plans.
The Ignatian Year can be a particularly unifying event
for the various offices, which will work together to highlight the
international image of the Society of Jesus, transmitting messages of hope in a
difficult context like this one, deeply marked by the pandemic. This health
crisis serves as a stimulus to find new formulas, new strategies, and new
initiatives, like the possibility of visiting places linked to the life of St.
Ignatius using a digital format, and using other historical references that can
intrigue and help the audience reflect on the events of his life.