The Xavier Network
The Xavier Network is made up of six European organisations that promote faith and justice by supporting the development of very poor and marginalised communities around the world.
The members of the network are Jesuit mission offices as well as non-governmental organisations that are closely linked to the Jesuits in Europe. They are run by teams of Jesuits and lay people.
The Xavier Network takes its name from St Francis Xavier, one of the first Jesuits, who was a keen promoter of intercultural and interreligious dialogue – another hallmark of the network.
The Xavier Network is active in humanitarian aid; awareness raising and public advocacy; and voluntary work.
International cooperation activities organised by the network focus on:
- Education and training
- Strengthening and empowering poor and marginalised groups
- Pastoral activities
- Peace and human rights
The Xavier Network is currently made up of: (links included)
- ALBOAN (Spain)
- ENTRECULTURAS (Spain)
- GONÇALO DA SILVEIRA (Portugal)
- JESUITENMISSION (Germany)
- LEIGOS PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO (Portugal)
- MAGIS (Italy)