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World Water Day 2019: Action for water in a world of increasing water crisis

15 March 2019

From the vast oceans and rivers around the world to the organs and cells in our bodies, water connects us all. Access to safe and drinkable water is a basic and universal human right. Though it is indispensable for life and our inherent dignity (Laudato Si’ 28-30), we continue to experience many challenges regarding this precious resource, mainly through human action, climate change, and population growth. Such challenges remind us of the responsibility we share in caring for Creation and call us to discern more deeply and remind us of the need to act together more urgently. This year’s World Water Day theme is Leaving no one behind, adapting the central premise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that “as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit.” Water is a human right and is not only an essential element for our bodies to function but is integral to human dignity and life. Ecojesuit encourages everyone to observe World Water Day on 22 March and take part in its Action for Water. Day Zero in Cape Town, South Africa drew international news attention last year as the city faced the prospect of dry taps, the first major city in modern times
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The Universal Apostolic Preferences are the mission we share in

19 February 2019

Pedro Walpole SJ After 16 months of discernment in common, and with the approval and confirmation of Pope Francis, Father General Arturo Sosa of the Society of Jesus announced the four Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) on 19 February 2019 to guide and inspire the mission for the next 10 years (2019-2029).  These UAPs are: Promoting Discernment and the Spiritual Exercises– helping people find Jesus Christ and follow Him Walking with the Excluded – walk alongside the poor, the vulnerable, the excluded, and those whom society considers worthless Caring for our Common Home – work, with Gospel depth, for the protection and renewal of God’s Creation Journeying with Youth – accompany young people in the creation of a hope-filled future The accompanying video shares a tough world reality and embraces the volition and the hope of the youth today. Hearts are resonating, eyes are shining with expectations and the challenge to engage. This is not a glamorous pursuit of a populist consumerism. Each preference is as enriching as the depth to which we enter in and live with passion and compassion. It takes deep reflection, and, as shared in our group listening to Father Sosa, if we want to care for
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Religions and the SDGs: The injustice that brings tears to our world and to its poor is not invincible

Ecojesuit shares the address of Pope Francis to participants at the International Conference on Religions and Sustainable Development Goals held at the Vatican from 7 to 9 March 2019. I greet all of you gathered for this International Conference on Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainability and Inclusion When we speak of sustainability, we cannot...


REPAM: Shaping a church with an Amazon face and an indigenous face

“Each culture and each worldview that receives the Gospel enriches the Church by showing a new aspect of Christ’s face. The Church is not alien to your problems and your lives, she does not want to be aloof from your way of life and organization. We need the native peoples to shape the culture...

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