Consortium of Jesuit Education School/Faculties

The Asia Pacific Jesuit Education Consortium

As one of the Jesuit universities, Sanata Dharma University hosted the Asia Pacific Jesuit Education Consortium. Participated in by 10 Jesuit institutions from 6 different countries in Asia Pacific, the consortium was held on 30-31 October 2017 at Kadarman Room, Sanata Dharma University. The institutions who participated in the consortium were Instituto de Britto (East Timor), Sophia University (Japan), St. Aloysius Gonzaga English Language Institute (Myanmar), Ateneo de Davao University (Philippines), Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines), Ateneo de Naga University (Philippines), Ateneo de Zamboanga University (Philippines), Xavier University (Philippines), Xavier Learning Community (Thailand), and Sanata Dharma University. Continue Reading →

The Presidents of Asia Pacific University and College Meeting in Thailand

The Presidents of Asia Pacific Universities and Colleges Meeting was held in Chiang Rai, Thailand at XLC (Xavier Learning Community). The meeting was held for two days on the 18th and 19th of August 2017.

There were 32 delegates from each university and college who are the members of AJCU-AP (The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in Asia Pacific). They are the delegates from Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Korea, China, Thailand, and Australia. The meeting aimed to discuss the progress and the challenges faced by each member of AJCU-AP, and the current issues related to the universities’ and colleges’ development.  Continue Reading →

AJCU-AP Service Learning Program 2012 One Earth Many Religions: Constructing Dialogue and Solidarity towards the Integrity of Creation

Sanata Dharma University as the host of SLP 2012, presented the theme “One Earth Many Religions: Constructing Dialogue and Solidarity towards the Integrity of Creation.” This theme is embracing two global concerns: environment and religious pluralism, which is highlighting on understanding the socio-ecological issues, based on the experiential learning in various religious communities.

Environment is selected as the theme of SLP 2012, since it is still becoming a major concern, globally and locally. Located in the ring of fire, Indonesia, especially Yogyakarta is not new to natural disaster. In fact, the people living surrounding Mt. Merapi are still recovering from its last eruption in 2010. Religious pluralism is also selected as Indonesia is well-known for being multi-cultural and multi-religious, which sometimes also becomes the root of many conflicts in Indonesia, as well as the glue that brings people together. Continue Reading →

Service Learning Program 2009 – Education of Constructive Dialogue

Unscrupulous exploitation of natural resources and the environment degrade the quality of life; it destroys cultures and sinks the poor in misery. ‘Education of Constructive Dialogue’ is imperative for the Youth formation especially in a rich and multicultural country, like Indonesia yet lack of appreciation of nature and cultures.  The richness of both nature and culture within local and national context challenge the community to build a constructive dialogue. The classic understanding of ‘tolerance’ has been proved to be inadequate or was considered minimal in dealing with the growing social problem. Sanata Dharma University, in a mutual effort with the communities offers an opportunity for the students from every discipline to develop their conscience, commitment and compassion with those in need. It takes the participants to communities and institutions partnered by the academic institution in its pursuit to facilitate the student to construct their ability in promoting dialogue through working out a program or internship in specific social circumstances, villages or rural areas around the Campus. The goal of Education of Constructive Dialogue is to draw the student experiencing to be women and men for and with others.

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Global Leadership Program 2016



9-15 AUGUST 2016



Laudato Si, Pope Francis’s encyclical released on 18 June 2016 invites all concerned to be aware of the church’s call to promote a better, ecologically fair life. In the face of ecological issues, the awareness of changing one’s view of life, lifestyle, method of production and consumption in the modern world is promoted. The emphasis on the ecocentric ideas instead of anthropocentric ones insists that humans should place themselves back as creations and a part of the whole earth’s ecosystem rather than as rulers and the center of the creations. Continue Reading →

Service Learning Program 2013 AJCU-AP Ateneo de Naga University

Half of our time, half of our lives

What would you do if half of your time was free to do anything?
What kind of world will we live in if we used half of our time for something far greater?
Teachers instructing a poor student half of their time
Builders constructing a house for the homeless half of their time
Laborers working for the jobless half of their time
If one thinks for the poor half of her time
If one loves the poor half of his time
If my life or yours was for the poor half of our time
If only 3 billion people on Earth was concerned with other 3 billion
How can the many be concerned with those who have less?
How can the majority listen and love the minority?
How can the religious help the faithless?
How would you give half of your time for others…
When your time has been yours since the beginning…
When your time has been set by society for you…
How would you share time if you could give half of it?

K. Llorin (Jogja 08/25/12)

A poem, a personal reflection, and inspiration for SLP 2013 Continue Reading →



July 16, 1999

Fr. Horacio de la Costa in his book Light Calvary tells the story of the beginning of the Ateneo de Manila and of Jesuit schools in the Philippines 140 years ago. In that story, he dwells long on an image, that of the bridge over and a street connecting the Jesuit Residence with the Ateneo Municipal. To quote him [Light Cavalry, p.39]. Continue Reading →