Sogang University Voluntary Program

The cooperation between Sogang University in South Korea and Sanata Dharma University especially in terms of holding voluntary service in Indonesia keeps on developing. After appointing seven volunteers to Indonesia on January 2017,for a second time this year, Sogang University had in total 15 students came from several major as volunteers in August. Continue Reading →

AJCU-AP Service Learning Program 2016: “Serving the City, Serving the People”

Held in the Driyarkara Auditorium of Sanata Dharma University, the International Charity Concert 2016 was successfully conducted. This concert was one of the highlighted events that were part of the celebration of the 61th Dies Natalis of Sanata Dharma University. In conducting the concert, the participation of the audiences in watching the concert was also required. Fortunately, the enthusiasm of the audience was quite obvious, and was proven by the number watching the performance reaching almost six hundred people. Continue Reading →

AJCU-AP CEOs meet at Sanata Dharma

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in Asia Pacific (AJCU-AP) has met for their annual meeting at Sanata Dharma University, Jogjakarta, Indonesia last August 11-12, 2016. The annual meeting was preceded by the Jesuit Conference in Asia Pacific (JCAP) Conference on the Sustainability of Life on August 8-10, 2016 at the same university. Continue Reading →

Keynote address of Fr. Mark Raper, SJ at the annual AJCU-AP Presidents’ Assembly

With the changing landscape both of the Jesuits and of Asia Pacific societies, and the diversity of our educational conditions, languages, cultures, religions and local struggles, how can our institutions of higher learning cooperate to make an effective contribution to the one, global Jesuit mission?  I have been asked to speak to this desire for greater collaboration among us in the context of General Congregation 36.

Mission and Governance
How we understand our mission should decide how we organise ourselves. The Jesuit mission is to serve the ‘Missio Dei’.  This mission is clearly given in the Formula of the Institute, the final version of which dates back to 1550.
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Service learning through social engagement, stories of love in action

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities-Asia Pacific (AJCU-AP) slated the 8th Service Learning Program (SLP) with the host, Sogang University Seoul, South Korea last August 6 to August 16, 2015.

Nineteen delegates and 6 faculties from 7 universities participated in the three-week program. It gathered the Jesuit schools in the Asia Pacific region including Ateneo de Manila University, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Ateneo de Cagayan, Xavier University and Ateneo de Davao University, Philippines; Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia; Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan; and the host, Sogang University. Continue Reading →

A Call To Dialogue on the Sustainability of Life In the ASEAN Context

The conference on sustainability was first mooted in the 2013 JCAP Extended Consult by three JCAP Networks (Buddhism, Islam & JCIM). The initiative was a response to Goal 3 of JCAP’s Outline of an Apostolic Plan 2014-2019 which calls for collaboration in mission. A year later in the 2014 JCAP’s Extended Consult (Oct 23-24), seven Networks- Secretaries (Buddhism, Islam, JCIM, Social Apostolate-Migration & Reconciliation with Creation (RWC), AJCU and FORMATION) deliberated on organizing this Conference. Fr. Joel Tabora’s call to make this a JCAP Conference was accepted. At the 2014 JCAP Extended Conference, Fr. Cyril Veliath, SJ gave a copy of the proposal to Fr. Mark Raper, SJ. The JCAP Consultors deliberated on the proposal and on January 12, 2015, Fr. Eric Villandria (JCAP Socius) met Jojo Fung regarding the comments of the JCAP Consult. At the Oct 23-24, 2015 JCAP Extended Consult, Pedro shared the concept paper and received many invaluable insights. The latest addition of Basic Education to this collaborate effort makes this initiative a truly Jesuit-led conference of Asia Pacific region.
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Formation of the University Community

Fr. Joel E. Tabora, S.J.
July 10, 2015
Address delivered at the
2015 Melbourne Conference on Jesuit Higher Education Melbourne, Australia

This afternoon I have the privilege to share with you some personal thoughts on the formation of the Jesuit university communities towards social justice based on my experience as current President of the Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) and the shared experience of service learning in the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in Asia Pacific (AJCU-AP). On both levels I reflect on efforts that are ongoing – works in progress – rather than on models. I hope simply to encourage sharing on the issues and challenges we encounter as Jesuit colleges and universities committed to making a contribution to social justice in the world today. Continue Reading →

AJCU-AP Commitments to the Melbourne Summit of Jesuit Higher Education

1 The AJCU-AP will contribute to the Global Jesuit Case Studies Series. Case studies, evolving from stories are business-oriented but not confined to business, and which can feature Asia Pacific contexts. One of these would be business within the ASEAN+3 context.

The objective is to develop emerging leaders by providing transformational learning experiences using unique cases rooted in Jesuit tradition and core values.

In partnership with the over 200 Jesuit colleges and universities globally, the Global Jesuit Case Series (GJCS) aims to produce and disseminate a series of business and social policy cases that embody the values of social justice, human dignity, moral leadership, and sustainability while concurrently fostering organizational innovation and profitability. Our hope is that the GJCS will act as an invaluable resource for faculty, students, and alumni.
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