Welcome to the Hemispheres project! For the 2017-2018 school year, the JSN will continue partnering with Jesuit organizations around the world to share stories, efforts and events related to the theme of Global Companionship. Learn more about how you can connect to year two of this initiative…
Educate Magis is an online community that connects educators from Jesuit and Ignatian schools. This worldwide resource will contribute to Hemispheres on a number of levels.
Global Network Maps
Educate Magis invites schools and organizations to print and hang the printable global map on their walls and integrate the Online Map into their websites. These maps, linking schools on both the geographic and spiritual hemispheres, show the diversity of our network and create a sense of belonging to the global Jesuit family.
Online Community For Jesuit Educators
The Educate Magis platform enables its community members to collaborate on projects, have multilingual conversations and share resources and stories. Educators in the Jesuit Schools Network are invited to join the more than 1600 members from around the world!
La Silla Roja
La Silla Roja is a campaign carried out by Friends of Fe y Alegría in the United States that focuses on highlighting education as a fundamental element in the lives of all people. La Silla Roja was initially started by our partner, Entreculturas – Fe y Alegría Spain and is currently being carried out in several countries throughout Latin America, Europe and Africa.
During the academic year 2017-2018, we will be focusing on the importance of quality, inclusive education in the transformation of concrete realities of inequality and injustice.
What can you do at your school?
Paint a Chair Red…
And place it at the entrance of your school or classroom with information that shares about the current number of children and adults without access to education. Through this symbol, you can help raise awareness among your school community about the fact that millions of children are still unable to enjoy their fundamental right to education. This symbol also helps us to reflect on the important role that education plays in transforming lives and multiplying opportunities. We’ve put together a complete Action Toolkit to help you do so!
Share What You’ve Done…
Invite people to write a message in favor of education and take a picture with the red chair. Join the campaign and let us know what you have done at your school by writing an email to email@example.com. We will publish your story and pictures at feyalegria.us and through our social media channels (www.facebook.com/feyalegriaus and @feyalegriaus)
Learn More In The Classroom…
At Friends of Fe y Alegría, we offer a variety of pedagogical resources for different educational levels, in order to better understand the themes addressed in this campaign. You can find these proposals in the Classroom Kit and the Action Toolkit on our website.
Spread The Word About La Silla Roja…
Many schools have decided to raise awareness in their different contexts about the importance of quality, inclusive education. Activities have been carried out inside and outside of the school environment (storytelling, flashmobs, painting red chairs) to raise awareness among families and friends. You can see more ideas at https://feyalegria.us/our-work/la-silla-roja-2017/.
Thank you for joining us! Each year, there are more students and schools around the world committed to an education that multiplies opportunities!
Walk A Mile In My Shoes – A Refugee Simulation Experience
More than 65 million people are displaced around the world today, the most since World War II. While it is impossible to fully comprehend what it is like to be forced from your home and live as a refugee, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA invites you to host a Walk a Mile in My Shoes simulation, which provides individuals and communities with an opportunity to pause and experience, if only vicariously and for a few moments, the frustrations, disappointments and hopes that refugees around the world face. Gather your family, friends, classmates, or fellow parishioners and see what it might be like to walk a mile in a refugee’s shoes.
- Get the Simulation Toolkit (PDF)
- Watch the webinar on how to set up a Refugee Simulation in your school
- View the PowerPoint presented in the webinar
Lessons from Anne Essay Competition
JRS/USA is hosting an essay competition in collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Jesuit Schools Network, and America Media. As a refugee herself, and memorably in her remarkable diary, Anne Frank gave an example of courage, compassion and hope that can serve as a beacon for refugees and displaced persons in our world today. JRS hopes this competition creates an opportunity to raise awareness and conversation around the lives of refugees and how Jesuit educated students can take action.
Ignatian Carbon Challenge 2.0
Join high schools in the Ignatian network in bringing Laudato Si’ to life in our classrooms and institutions. Created by a team of theology and science teachers, the Ignatian Carbon Challenge invites both individuals and institutions to address climate change and environmental justice through a series of monthly challenges.
Together, the Ignatian network has the opportunity to make more sustainable choices that create healthier individuals, communities, and a healthier planet.
Campaign for Hospitality
The Campaign for Hospitality invites the Jesuit and broader Catholic network in the United States and Canada to get to know people in our countries with recent stories of migration. Together, we will reflect on our common human dignity and values to create more welcoming communities and nations.