20 June 2011
The Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN) is an inter-sectoral network initiated by the Secretariat for Social Justice and Ecology and based in the social apostolate of the Society of Jesus. The Migration branch of the GIAN is a network that does the following:
D1 SENSITIVITY, CONSCIOUSNESS D2. ADVOCACY
C. CONDUCTS INVESTIGATION/RESEARCH (based on common experiences)
B. IDENTIFIES PRINCIPAL THEMES OF COMMON CONCERN
A. BEGINS WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF ACCOMPANIMENT
1. By considering migration comprehensively in places of origin, transit, and destination.
2. By making an option for the most vulnerable and excluded groups (undocumented migrants and those internally displaced by political, economic, environmental causes.)
3. By examining the structural causes of migration.
4. By offering a response of the Society of Jesus as a worldwide apostolic body, and not as a regional group or small sector of institutions.
5. By strengthening transnational alliances (regional) with an eye toward global synergies and common issues/themes.
6. By working with JRS as decided in the respective Conferences.
7. By partnering and collaborating with others (Ignatian networks, civil society networks, churches, NGOs, etc.)
1. Institutions which specialize in or have programs related to migration
2. Committed to our Ignatian advocacy model (Our Way of Proceeding)
3. Willing to participate at a minimum by communication at specific dates and times
Addressing government policies which regulate migration flows: border control, deportation, detention, etc.
Mappings exist in the Conferences of Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe.
This is a proposal that we will discuss in Loyola, feel free to play around with it! Versión castellana abajo.