Magis Americas has been accepted as the 14th member of the Xavier Network, an international network of Jesuit mission offices and non-governmental development organizations from Europe, Canada, Australia, and, now, the United States. Through this development, Magis Americas will contribute to the global mission of the Society of Jesus in partnership and coordination with other Jesuit works around the world.
“We are grateful for this opportunity to heed Father Sosa’s call to collaborate across borders,” said Fr. Brian Paulson, S.J., President of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States (JCCU). “Together with Canadian Jesuits International, Magis Americas looks forward to working within the Xavier Network to strengthen our Conference’s contributions to the Society’s global mission of reconciliation.”
The Xavier Network, which takes its name and inspiration from St. Francis Xavier, was founded in 2004 under the simple principle “that by joining together we can achieve more”. Member organizations collaborate in four areas: response to humanitarian emergencies, advocacy, development projects, and overseas volunteer programs.
“We are thrilled to be joining the Xavier Network. This is not only an opportunity to collaborate with other Jesuit organizations, but to also learn from their wealth of experience and knowledge,” said Nate Radomski, executive director of Magis Americas. “We have been working toward this moment for a number of years and I am grateful to the JCCU and the Xavier Network for their support and commitment to seeing this goal become a reality.”
Within the JCCU, Magis Americas will coordinate with Canadian Jesuits International on joint initiatives, including fundraising appeals for humanitarian emergencies, as was previously done for the earthquake in Haiti and response to the second wave of COVID-19 in India.