Dear Presidents and Principals of the AJCU-EAO:
It was my pleasure to join a meeting of Consultors, Secretaries and Directors of Work of the JCEAO at Arrupe International Residence last Oct. 4-5, 2008. Chaired by Fr. Mark Raper, President of the JCEAO, it was a opportunity to contribute to the JCEAO’s self understanding in a post-GC 35 era. The main output of this meeting was a formulation of “The Purpose and Goal of the JCEAO” as follows:
The purpose of the Jesuit Conference of East Asia and Oceania (JCEAO) is to clarify, focus and ensure implementation for Asia and the Pacific of the universal mission of the Society.