Jesuits launch a new online space of sharing and dialog
By James Hanvey, SJ, Secretary for the Service of Faith of the Society of Jesus
The Service of Faith of the Society of Jesus launches
a new website called ‘Faith Dimensions’ (www.dimensions.faith), designed to
bring together a community of faith in conversation. It aims to present a range
of reflections, views, insights, thoughts, questions on any area of culture
secular and religious from the perspective of faith.
Faith in Jesus Christ is central to the life of every Jesuit.
All the apostolates of the Society have this faith and
service at their centre, and it continues to inspire and shape all that the
Society does. For the Society of Jesus, the service of faith cannot be
separated from the work of justice and the rights of the poor and marginalised
in all societies. If the Kingdom of God is founded on faith in Jesus Christ,
Lord and saviour, it grows in the work of justice. Recently, the Society of
Jesus has identified four apostolic preferences which express this apostolic
service for our times. The Secretary for the Service of Faith is one of four
secretaries who advise Fr. General on central aspects of the Society’s
apostolic mission. The others are Higher Education, Secondary and Pre-Secondary
Education, Social Justice and Ecology.