“Let what you teach be nourishment for the people of God…”
– Pope Francis
Education for Justice
Education for Justice is Jesuit Missions’ programme for schools in the UK. We provide students and teachers with tools and opportunities to address local and global injustice, empowering schools to promote A faith that does Justice, an essential part of the Jesuit ethos.
We offer schools resources, capacity-building events and bespoke support to schools in five main areas which are deeply connected both to Catholic Social Teaching and to the Global Dimensions:
- Peace education
- Sustainable living
- Inter-cultural dialogue
- Global inter-dependence
- Social justice
The Companions Programme
Education for Justice also stimulates schools in the UK and African countries to cooperate with each other and promote social justice through the Companions Programme, a school linking initiative between students in Jesuit and Catholic schools around the world. St. Ignatius called his first followers Companions and it is in the spirit of St. Ignatius that the Companions Programme has been set up. Local and global issues are inter-connected. By joining forces, schools do not only learn about each other, but also contribute to create a fairer world. More information about the Companions Programme is available here.
Education for Justice Zimbabwe
Education for Justice runs in parallel with Education for Justice Zimbabwe, an education programme run by local Jesuits, for Jesuit schools in Zimbabwe. You can find out more about Education for Justice Zimbabwe here.
School resources for 2016/2017:
- ‘E4J overview’ about the rationale behind Education for Justice and its future development (for school staff).
Education for Justice overview
Education for Justice school resources promo
- Companions Programme Guidelines, in collaboration with Joe Arimoso SJ (Dec 2014) (word document and power point presentation);
- ‘How to promote social justice at school – The E4J Toolkit’ (pdf and Word documents), practical actions to promote social justice in schools, prepared in collaboration with educators;
How to promote social justice at school pdf
How to promote social justice at school word
- ‘JM Heroes’ for primary schools about the lives of children in Jesuit schools in Zimbabwe and how we can all be heroes;
- ‘Six ways’ for secondary schools about different ways in which young people can become involved with JM;
School activities and assemblies
- Assembly and class activities for Lent (Our Common Home);
- Assembly and class activities for Mother Earth Day (22nd of April) and The Climate Coalition;
- Assembly for primary schools for Africa Day (24th of May).
- Assembly and class activities for Peace Day (September).
- Assembly and class activities for St Ignatius’ feast day (July 31st, but designed to be taught June-July)
- Assemblies and class activities for St Francis Xavier’s Feast Day (November 30th).