Welcome to The Ruined Report! As you may know, Former Jesuit Volunteers (FJVs) like to joke that our experiences of living simply in community, serving others, and being formed by Ignatian spirituality have made us “ruined for life”—poorly adjusted in certain ways to adult life in mainstream Western society. We like to think it’s mostly a good thing.
The Ruined Report is a blog by and for FJVs and friends all about social justice, simple living, community, and spirituality. It’s our hope that this blog can be a space for the FJV community to continue sharing and reflecting on those values and to allow those values to intertwine and inform each other. All FJVs and current JVs are welcome to contribute to The Ruined Report. See Join Us for more info.
In case you’re wondering, a Jesuit Volunteer is someone who commits to a year of service with either Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) or Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest.
Please note, The Ruined Report is an independent publication that is not affiliated with JVC. We are just FJVs (and JVs) who want to continue the conversations from our JV years. See our Statement of Independence for more info.