Magis” (pronounced màh-gis) is a Latin word that means “more” or “greater“. This name signifies our efforts to accompany our partners in the Global South, as they work toward constructing communities and societies that are just, that respect the innate dignity of every person and that are equitable, in both opportunity and in the defense of human rights.

Our mission is to foster, support and accompany Jesuit partners in the Global South, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean, as they strive toward the construction of just, dignified and equitable societies. Magis Americas promotes sustainable and impactful responses to the injustices faced by those living at the margins.

Our vision is a world in which all people have their rights upheld, their dignity protected and the capacity to act as protagonists in their individual and communal development

Our Values

Our work is guided by, and operates in respect of, the following principles:

Likewise, as a work of the Society of Jesus, Magis Americas reaffirms its commitment to the
Universal Apostolic Preferences:


Show the way to God through Spiritual Exercises and discernment


Walk with the poor, the outcasts of the world, those whose dignity has been violated, in a mission of reconciliation and justice


Accompany young people in the creation of a hope-filled future


To collaborate in the care of our Common Home.