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Italian Jesuits join largest Catholic divestment from fossil fuels

15 May 2017
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Ecojesuit shares this recent press release on the largest joint action of Catholic groups so far to divest from coal, oil, and gas investments, of which the Italian Jesuits was part.  Gianfranco Matarazzo, SJ, Provincial Father of the Italian Jesuits said: “I express the adhesion of the Italian province of the Society of Jesus...
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Features of a sustainability science

31 March 2017
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Pedro Walpole, SJ Ecojesuit shares this article published in the first English edition of La Civiltà Cattolica, a magazine published continuously by the Jesuits in Rome since 1850 and originally available only in Italian.  For the first time, its 4000th edition is also in English, French, Spanish, and Korean, and was launched in January...
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US Jesuits call Dakota Access Pipeline decision “morally unacceptable”

28 February 2017
“Aquí se encuentra un importante punto de discordia entre la reserva y las empresas de gasoductos.  Los Pueblos Indígenas tienen una gran reverencia por la tierra y el agua.  Ellos saben que una calidad de vida razonable es imposible sin agua limpia y tierra apropiadamente manejada.  Los mismos Pueblos Indígenas han sido testigos de la destrucción que la industria del petróleo y el gas ha hecho desde que se perforaron los primeros pozos." (De "Un Informe Especial sobre el Oleoducto Dakota Access en Standing Rock", The Millennium Report, 29 de octubre de 2016). Foto de: themillenniumreport.com

The US and Canada Provinces of the Society of Jesus wish to share with Ecojesuit their recent commentary on the decision by the US Army Corps of Engineers  to grant the final easement allowing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)  to be built under the Missouri River in North Dakota, USA, and doing away with...
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Asia Pacific Jesuits in the time of Laudato si’

31 January 2017
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Pedro Walpole, SJ Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP) established Reconciliation with Creation, a comprehensive program that aims to enable greater environmental awareness and participation in caring for all forms of life.  As part of this program, Jesuit pastoral ministries with the poor and beyond are integrating social and ecological objectives. Meanwhile, Jesuit schools are...
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Zero hunger, food security, improved nutrition, and sustainable agriculture (SDG 2)

15 January 2017
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It is disconcerting that in the 21st century, hunger remains a second priority when talking about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – after eradication of extreme poverty, one of the main causes of hunger. The hunger problem, it would seem, should have been almost overcome, or is experienced only in pockets in certain areas of...
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Responding through reconciliation

30 November 2016
Session de clôture de la CG 36. Crédit photo: gc36.org

José Ignacio García, SJ The recent 36th General Congregation (GC 36) of the Jesuits has been a new opportunity to reflect on the challenges we have in front of us as a community of the Church and to find our capacities – and fears – to respond to them. The election of Father Arturo...
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A changing China in a changing world and a changing climate from the perspective of a Chinese non-governmental organization

31 October 2016
Des bénévoles du CBCGDF démantèlent des pièges à oiseaux dans l’aire de conservation de la Chine pour la couleuvre à face noire à Zhuanghue. Crédit photo: CBCGDF

This is the second part of the paper of Minister Hu Deping that Professor Frederick Dubee of the Beijing Genomics Institute presented at the Joint Consultation of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Laudato si’ and the Path to COP22 at Casina Pio IV, Vatican City, 28...
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A vision from the field: Climate challenges in developing countries

15 October 2016
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Pedro Walpole, SJ I talk of things seen at present and of what societies in Asia Pacific are seeking and speak of four areas of change, all interconnected.  The objective is to identify key challenges and contribute to strengthening relations and systems by focusing on experiences and lessons learned. How is the world of...
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Opportunities and priorities in moving a common global plan: Laudato si’ and the Path to COP22 Marrakech

30 September 2016
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The Joint Seminar of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Laudato si’ and the Path to COP22 in Marrakech released their Final Statement that Ecojesuit shares below, urging all the signatories to the Paris Agreement to “move forward together with determination, urgency, shared values and a...
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Justice and ecology in GC 36

15 September 2016
Un estudio de marzo de 2015 de la Organización de Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentación informa que los agricultores de los países en desarrollo son los más afectados de los desastres naturales, en especial los efectos clima. Foto de: newsroom.unfccc.int

Patxi Álvarez de los Mozos, SJ It was during the General Congregation (GC) 32 in 1975, when the Society of Jesus in describing its mission, mentioned the word “justice.”  Since then, our mission can be identified under the expression of “the service of faith and the promotion of justice.” Justice has multiple meanings, both...
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