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Conversion to a human ecology and launching the Laudato Si’ Observatory: A Laudato Si’ international symposium in Costa Rica

30 November 2017
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The Catholic University of Costa Rica (Universidad Católica de Costa Rica) is organizing a Laudato Si’ international symposium on The Care of the Common Home: A Necessary Conversion to Human Ecology (El cuidado de la Casa Común: una conversión necesaria a la Ecología Humana) in collaboration with the Fondazione Vaticana Joseph Ratzinger-Benedetto XVI from...
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Collaborating for the Congo Basin and sharing Laudato Si’ in COP23

15 November 2017
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Rigobert Minani, SJ A focus during COP23 was to better connect the Ecclesial Network of the Congo Basin Forest (réseau Ecclésial de la forêt du Bassin du Congo or REBAC) with other initiatives and as such, we dedicated the first days to understand the efforts of the Central African Forests Commission (Commission des forêts d’Afrique...
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Expanded Reason Award for Healing Earth

31 October 2017
The Expanded Reason award recipients at the Pontificia Academy of Sciences. The recipients are on the second level. The award ceremony was presided over by Fr. Frederico Lombardi, S.J. President of the Joseph Ratzinger – Pope Benedict XVI Foundation (left), Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi (center), and President Daniel Sada of Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (right). Photo Credit: Josef Toth

Healing Earth, a free-access online textbook in environmental science, ethics, spirituality and action for upper level secondary school students, beginning college and university students, and adult learners, received the Vatican’s Expanded Reason Award (Premios Razón Abierta) on 27 September, an award that celebrates and promotes “academic innovations… to broaden the horizons of reason.” Theology Professor...
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Ecojesuit hosts Laudato Si’ event and fair in Bonn during COP23

15 October 2017
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Ecojesuit is hosting a dialogue Laudato Si’ – Environment as Relationship at the sidelines of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC-COP 23 Fiji)  which will be held in Bonn, Germany under the Presidency of Fiji from 6 to 17 November. The Ecojesuit-hosted half-day event on 13 November will be held at...
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Building partnerships in water and faith to achieve the SDGs

1 September 2017
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Jaime Tatay, SJ There is growing interest in the role of faith-based organizations (FBOs) in moving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) forward, catalyzing collaboration, building cultural bridges, and activating their extensive institutional networks.  During the 2017 Stockholm World Water Week, three different events dealing with the faith-water nexus were held for the first time in...
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US Jesuit universities continue commitment to climate change action

31 May 2017
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Staff of Ignatian Solidarity Network Presidents of US Jesuit universities signed on to We Are Still In, an open letter to the international community and parties to the Paris Agreement from 1,200 mayors, governors, college and university leaders, businesses, and investors in the US who are joining forces for the first time and declaring...
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Redesigning food systems in Chiapas, Mexico

15 May 2017
Mujeres tseltales seleccionan su café a mano. Foto de: Enrique Carrasco, SJ-Canadian Jesuits International

Emilio Travieso, SJ We need to reinvent our food systems.  The dominant model of industrialised agriculture and globalised capitalist markets has failed to solve the problem of hunger, despite producing more than enough food for the needs of the world’s population.  Meanwhile, it is harming the environment, creating inequality, and contributing to health problems....
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23rd IAJBS Annual World Forum: Can a sharing economy and a collaborative society be sustainable?

31 March 2017
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The sustainability of a sharing economy and a collaborative society is the focus of the 23rd Annual World Forum of the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS), to be hosted by the Faculty of Economics, Social Sciences and Business Administration of the University of Namur in Belgium from 16 to 19 July 2017...
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Inspiring sustainable lifestyles through the lens

28 February 2017
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Wishing to contribute to building a strong narrative for deep individual and collective changes, CIDSE (an international global alliance of 17 Catholic development agencies working together for global justice) recently launched its first international photo competition on what people and communities are doing to consume and produce food and energy in a sustainable way. Apart...
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Laudato si’ in action in Casa Velha

31 January 2017
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Inspired by Laudato si’ in caring for our common home, Casa Velha launched Walk for Change and for ecological conversion in January while preparing for the visit of Pope Francis to Fatima, Portugal on 12 and 13 May 2017. Walk for Change is part of the Juntos pela Mudança project or joint action for sustainable lifestyles,...
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