What We Do
Social Ministries

To be a companion of Jesus today requires an authentic service of faith and the promotion of justice. Entrenched social injustices and resource inequities erode the common good and compel us to compassion and solidarity with the least. Issues of particular concern for Jesuits include migration and displacement, the growing wealth gap, and care for creation threatened by a throw-away culture.

Most of our ministries, which provide direct service, social research, and advocacy for social change, are found in our affiliated educational, pastoral, and non-profit institutions. The struggle for justice is fundamentally a work of faith, which we do cooperatively with other people of faith and good will.

Midwest Jesuit parishes provide opportunities for direct service and advocacy, while Nativity Jesuit Academy, Cristo Rey Network schools, and other educational institutions welcome volunteers and provide professional services to underserved communities.

Ongoing social justice news and opportunities are posted on our FacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages. The list below includes Jesuit social justice ministries and resources in the Midwest and beyond. Click individual ministries to learn more and get involved.

Direct Service and Accompaniment 

Social Analysis and Dialogue 


National and International Jesuit Social Justice Opportunities 


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All Province Ministries • Educational Ministries • Pastoral & Parish Ministries • Retreat & Spiritual Ministries • Social & International Ministries Care for Creation International Social

Demontreville Jesuit Retreat House
The Demontreville Jesuit Retreat House is located on the shores of Lake De Montreville in Lake Elmo, Minn.