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Global Citizenship: An Ignatian Definition

Global Citizens are those who continuously seek to deepen their awareness of their place and responsibility in an increasingly interconnected world, both locally and globally; those who stand in solidarity with others in the pursuit of a sustainable earth and a more humane world as true companions in the mission of reconciliation and justice.

Secretariat Global Taskforce, 2019 

The Secretariat Taskforce on Global Citizenship offers an Ignatian definition of Global Citizenship, together with some guiding questions and a framework for integrating the UAPs and the JESEDU-Rio2017 Action Statement with the global dimensions in our Jesuit schools. This work incorporates and builds on the existing Global Citizenship materials gathered by the global community. We invite you to browse these pages and/or download the information as a PDF document.

“ We have enormous capacity to awaken hope in our world, contributing to the formation of men and women who are just, true global citizens. ”

Father General Arturo Sosa, SJ, JESEDU-Rio2017

Global Citizenship: An Ignatian Perspective


The Global dimension has always been part of the mission of the Society of Jesus but is arguably more important now than ever. Understand the historical and contemporary context within which Global Citizenship has become a priority in Jesuit Education.



Global Citizenship Education is not an additional program or a supplementary topic in the curriculum. It permeates the core values, curricula and culture if the whole school community. Explore these guiding questions to deepen the global dimension in your school.



You can make your lessons more global, regardless of what subject you teach, by incorporating a global dimension. Open your students’ eyes and hearts to the world around them! Discover activities and plans to deepen your students’ global awareness and empower them to become global citizens.