JESA Evaluation Report 1999 was the result of a scientific study done by a commission appointed by the President of JCSA in 1997. The members of the commission were: Frs. Sebasti L. Raj (Chairperson), Tom Kavalakatt (Convener), Aloysius Irudayam, Jimmy C. Dabhi, Ranjit Toppo and Prakash Louis.
This report presented a) the situation of Province social apostolate in relation to national and international context, b) reviewed the impact of the activities in the light of faith-justice commitment, c) suggested goals and objectives of Jesuits in South Asia and d) proposed the strategy to move forward.
The JCSA later took the Commissions recommendations seriously and promulgated a Policy Statement on Jesuit Social Action for South Asian Assistancy called "Walking with the Poor" in October 2000.
>> Click HERE to read the text of 'Walking with the Poor'.
The first Catalogue of Jesuits in Social Action of the South Asian Assistancy was published in 2002 and later in 2005. The latest catalogue of JESA was published on April 1, 2008. The catalogue 2008, gives the list of social action commission members; major interventions of each of the Provinces/Regions/Zonal/National centres in the last 3 years; and under each province a list of all the Social Action centres with information on - jesuits involved in each centre, major activities of each of those centres and and staff details (Full time, part time and volunteers)
A quick glance at the activities of each of these centres shows the richness and the variety of ways in which the Jesuits are working for the empowerment of the priority groups, dalits, tribals/adivasis, women, unorganized labour, youth and minorities. The information provided in the catalogue reflects the diversity of the work done and documents them.
To know more about the activities go to Provinces/Regions.
JESA : Challenges and Opportunities
JESA: Challenges and Opportunities is the fruit of the 16th JESA National Convention held at Jeevan Darshan, Vadodara from 14-16, Oct. 2005. The Jesuits involved in the social action from the entire assitancy, along with a few invitees came together to reflect on the theme and made a statement on the theme which is published in this booklet.
Using the SWOT analysis the participants came with their province reflection on their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges.
The booklet presents all the reports, reflections and statement made by the participants during the convention. The challenges and opportunities presented in the statement cover the area of Networking, personnel, movement based approach, finance and planning.