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!
Beginning in 2017, the JSN and FLACSI have agreed to work on a number of initiatives that will allow collaboration and shared resources. Included in these initiatives are:
- The development of a global exchange program database with Educate Magis
- The integration of the Seminars in Ignatian Leadership in FLACSI
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 68 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
Refugee Action Teams
You can make a difference by organizing your community, school, or campus to help refugees. Start a JRS Refugee Action Team support displaced people around the world through raising awareness, advocacy, fundraising, and other programming centered on refugees. JRS Refugee Action Teams are diverse in their membership and scope. A Refugee Action Team can be created at a school or on a college campus, in a parish, or with any group interested in promoting greater understanding of, and support for, refugees and the forcibly displaced.
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.
The Hyde Center for Global Education at Boston College High School gives students the opportunity to participate in one of our 16 partnership programs around the world. Over the last several years, work has focused on engaging other schools in the Northeast Province, establishing partnerships in Sydney, Australia and Kigali, Rwanda (Fordham Prep), as well as attending a Leadership Summit at Mount St. Mary’s College in Sheffield, England (Cheverus). In addition to these partnerships, the Hyde Center invited Fordham Prep to collaborate on a three-school retreat with Loyola High School in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. We continue to explore expansion with Fairfield Prep this fall, deepening our commitment to giving students varied global experiences. We have found that connecting with regional partners though email or a phone call is the simplest way to express interest, but there is nothing better than building relationships in person – that is how many of the Hyde Center partnerships began. For more information on the Hyde Center and its programs, visit us here, or contact Daniel Carmody, Vice President for Global Mission and Identity at firstname.lastname@example.org.