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July 1, 2024 – Two U.S.-based Jesuit organizations are merging to form American Jesuits International, marking the first time that Jesuits in the United States share a single entity to support marginalized communities around the world.

American Jesuits International is tasked with mobilizing individuals and institutions to support Jesuit education and development initiatives in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. The merger of Magis Americas, Inc. (MA) and Jesuit Missions, Inc. (JMI) will formalize and expand a long-standing partnership between these two organizations and will provide the means and structure to continue this essential work for years to come.

“The formation of American Jesuits International is a historic moment in the history of the Society of Jesus in the United States,” said Father Brian G. Paulson, S.J., president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States. “Built on the legacy and tradition of many other Jesuit development organizations and mission offices, American Jesuits International will strengthen our Conference’s contributions to the Society’s global mission of reconciliation.”

American Jesuits International will continue to channel resources and provide tools for Jesuit organizations and networks previously supported by both MA and JMI, including Fe y Alegría. The organization will also replace its predecessor, Magis Americas, as the U.S. member organization of the Xavier Network, the Jesuit’s international mission and development partnership.

“This new chapter is an exciting opportunity for our organization to strengthen our capacities and expand our ability to support initiatives that uplift the inherent human dignity of every person,” said Nate Radomski, executive director of American Jesuits International and former executive director of Magis Americas. “We are confident that American Jesuits International will effectively mobilize individuals and organizations across the United States in support of the tremendous work being done by Jesuit organizations abroad to ensure dignity, protect human rights, and care for creation.

American Jesuits International is the international solidarity organization of the Society of Jesus in the United States. Inspired by Ignatian spirituality, we support Jesuit education and development initiatives in marginalized communities to build just and equitable societies in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Learn more at AmericanJesuitsInternational.org