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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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Oceania bishops appeal for “courageous, far-sighted governance” of climate action in the Pacific

15 January 2017
“As Bishops, it is nothing more and nothing less than the well-being of humanity and of the future generations that we have at heart and so we too cry out for action.  Of particular concern to us are rising sea levels, unusual rainfall patterns, high tides and their devastating impact, droughts and floods, unpredictable growing seasons and ocean acidification.  These are affecting many of our communities in a harmful way, especially when there is a combination of some of these phenomena.” (FCBCO Declaration, November 2016). Photo credit: Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Ecojesuit shares the November 2016 declaration of the Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania as they seek to connect the islands and communities of Oceania to the climate change discussions globally, especially the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement and the forthcoming Group of Twenty (G20) meeting in Hamburg, Germany in July 2017....
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Standing Rock protests and UN concerns on human rights and indigenous peoples

30 November 2016
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Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe gathered the support of dozens of other tribes in North Dakota, USA, in recent months to protest the 1,172-mile (1,890 km) Dakota Access Pipeline, proposed in 2014 but expected to be completed this year. The pipeline, with a planned investment of US$ 3.8 billion and to be...
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GC36 and Laudato si’, reconciliation in the world

31 October 2016
Plus de 200 délégués à la 36ème Congrégation Générale de la Compagnie de Jésus se sont rassemblés à Rome et ont élu le Père Arturo Sosa comme nouveau Supérieur Général, succédant au Père Adolfo Nicolás. Ils ont aussi abordé les questions de mission, de gouvernance et l’état de la Compagnie dans un monde en rapide évolution.. Crédit photo: gc36.org

Father Arturo Sosa, elected last 14 October as the 31st superior general of the Society of Jesus during the 36th General Congregation, is calling for a “reconciliation in the world” that means “we have to strive for reconciliation between human beings, reconciliation with God and reconciliation with the created world.”  Jesuit responses to a...
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The entry into force of the Paris Agreement in COP22 Marrakech

15 October 2016
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Paula Sendín Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) gave their consent to the ratification of the Paris Agreement on 4 October 2016, a significant move to enter into force the first global pact against global warming.  A few days before, on 30 September, the EU environment ministers agreed to ratify the Agreement through a...
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Justice in Mining: Protecting human rights and the environment

30 September 2016
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Justice in Mining  is a Global Ignatian Advocacy Network that works to protect human rights and the environment, and seeks to ensure mining only occurs where issues of equity and sustainability are addressed. Its new website, launched on 31 July 2016, Feast Day of Saint Ignatius, builds on its Facebook  presence, and is part...
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Season of Creation 2016: Mercy and care for our common home

15 September 2016
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Pope Francis established the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation  in the Catholic Church last year.  Celebrated on 1 September every year, this event unites the Catholic Church with the Orthodox Church that started to celebrate this event since 1989.  Many other Christian churches have joined since then. The theme of...
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A call to dialogue on the sustainability of life

31 July 2016
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An opportunity to reflect, discuss, and explore actions to respond to the sustainability of life across several ministries in the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP) is offered through a conference titled A Call to Dialogue on the Sustainability of Life in the ASEAN Context at the Sanata Dharma University in Yogyakarta on 8 to...
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In defense of, and dying for, the environment

15 July 2016
Una vez recibido el Premio Ambiental Goldman 2015, Berta Cáceres (1973-2016) compartió que “dar la vida en diversas formas para la protección de los ríos es dar la vida por el bienestar de la humanidad y del planeta.”  Fue asesinada un año más tarde. Foto de: sixdegreesnews.org

On Dangerous Ground  is the latest report from Global Witness  that documented 185 murders of people defending their land, forests, and rivers in 16 countries in 2015 alone, “by far the highest annual death toll on record and more than double the number of journalists killed in the same period.” “Latin America is the...
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