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Networking globally for justice

31 October 2015
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José Ignacio García and Paula Sendín The Society of Jesus, especially through the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES), strives to respond to the call of General Congregation 35 (2008) to “establish advocacy links of mutual support between those who hold political power and those who find it difficult to voice their interests… setting...
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Edujesuit: Communicating and collaborating on the right to quality education

15 October 2015
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Paula Sendín The right to a life-long learning quality education for every person without any discrimination is the challenge taken up by the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN)-Education, a right to quality education network and collaboration of Jesuit organizations joining efforts and resources to respond to this challenge. Understanding the overarching importance of communication...
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Protecting the right of the environment and putting an end to social exclusion are inseparable, Pope Francis

30 September 2015
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After having published the encyclical Laudato si’, Pope Francis is showing that his concerns for the “common home” are not isolated thoughts, but a main stream in his pontificate, placing the environment at the same level as that of poverty in the “moral agenda” of the Catholic Church. The visit to the United States...
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Broadening the dialogue for transformative values: Attitudes, simplicity, and social inclusion

15 September 2015
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GIAN-Ecology The Stockholm Dialogue that we are pursuing in November 2015, is one of values with science, between those motivated by human spirit and faith and those in the scientific community, and recognizes the work that science is doing and also the growing need to build bridges with broader society in seeking a more...
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Shaping the future we want: Education for sustainability

31 August 2015
La Curación de la Tierra es un texto electrónico de ciencia viva ambiental para aumentar la conciencia de los problemas ambientales de nuestro planeta a través de las perspectivas adicionales de la ética, la espiritualidad y la acción. Escrito por 90 académicos de las universidades jesuitas de todo el mundo, es un libro de texto electrónico gratis para los estudiantes universitarios de primer año, cuarto año los estudiantes de secundaria y estudiantes adultos. Foto de: Jesuit Ecology Project/Loyola University Chicago

GIAN-Ecology The post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals serves as a framework for global development efforts for the next 15 years. The post-2015 education for all agenda  is an integral part of the sustainable development agenda, which was developed through a broad and inclusive consultative process. In shaping the future we want, we have to create...
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Dialogue on sustainability science and values: Seeking a transformative process

15 August 2015
Las fronteras planetarias también se pueden experimentar en los paisajes donde vivimos, ya sea en ciudades o en comunidades rurales, en zonas templadas o tropicales.  Los problemas locales, que puede que no sean los más críticos globalmente, están conectados en un modelo mayor de sucesos. Foto de: ESSC

Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN)-Ecology Our planet’s fragility and humanity’s vulnerability are increasingly laid bare through environmental and social concerns that challenge our generation. Prevailing social and economic development models can no longer remain indifferent to these realities. Meeting the challenge of a sustainable world requires a practical reckoning and an attitude of care...
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A call to dialogue on sustainability science and values

31 July 2015
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The Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN)-Ecology continues to pursue the call to dialogue on sustainability science and values that emerged from previous discussions in Stockholm, Sweden in 2013  and in Bukidnon, Philippines last year. The release of the papal environment encyclical, Laudato si’, has made this call for dialogue more urgent. Discussions for action...
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Laudato si’: Reshaping the international conversation on climate change

30 June 2015
Tierras altas en Mindanao, Filipinas. Foto de: P Walpole

Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year according to a 2014 report from the World Health Organization. The direct damage costs to health, excluding costs in health-determining sectors such as agriculture and water and sanitation, is also estimated to be between US$ 2-4 billion per...
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Vatican’s active commitment to promote responsible dialogue between faith and science for sustainable development and humanity

31 May 2015
Le Secrétaire Général de l’ONU, Ban Ki-moon rencontre le Pape Francis au Vatican avec d’autres leaders mondiaux dans des communautés de foi et de science. Crédit photo: L’Osservatore Romano/Reuters

Jose Ignacio Garcia The Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences are two Vatican institutions seeking to promote a responsible dialogue between faith and science. They do not express the official voice of the Church but their meetings are always a good indicator of the concerns of the Catholic Church....
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Post-Sendai 2015: A new 15-year global agreement to measure, finance, and implement more effective disaster risk reduction towards reduced vulnerability and increased resilience

15 April 2015
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Mariel de Jesus and Sylvia Miclat Four priority actions to achieve seven global targets in responding more effectively to disaster risk reduction in the next 15 years emerged as the Sendai Declaration or the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was finalized after lengthy meetings that went on through the night of the...
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