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Global support from faith communities in climate action

31 August 2015
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Faith communities around the world recognize their critical roles in taking action on the climate crisis, acknowledging that this is also a moral crisis. This is the context by which the International Islamic Climate Change Symposium was held last 17 and 18 August in Istanbul, Turkey, seeking broad unity and ownership from the Islamic...
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Ecological and social concerns in Korea: Areas for active collaboration

15 August 2015

Pedro Walpole, SJ with Francis Mun-su Park, SJ Reflections and activities in Korea that incorporate ecological concerns are many and are areas for collaboration among the Jesuits and partners.  Because of the environmental and social context, the issues are often broader and integrate the social concerns and needs of society in general. Today there...
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Statement of Jesuits in Asia Pacific on Laudato si’

31 July 2015
Tiro agradable y tranquila de los volcanes de Indonesia. Foto de: P Walpole

Reflecting on the papal encyclical Laudato si’ on environmental matters, the major superiors of the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP) share their statement that seeks to animate response to Pope Francis’ plea to reconcile with creation, an apostolic priority for Jesuits in Asia Pacific. Jesuits in Asia Pacific: Statement on Laudato si’, July 2015...
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Casa Velha: Ecology and spirituality, an Ignatian collaboration

30 June 2015
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Margarida Alvim Casa Velha is an ecology and spirituality center located in a family farm in the municipality of Ourém, Portugal, about 137 kilometers from the capital Lisbon. In 2009, the Casa Velha project started and since then, has attracted over 1,000 people a year who joined more than 30 different workshops. When the...
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Call for papers on leadership for resiliency by the Journal of Management for Global Sustainability

31 May 2015
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The Journal of Management for Global Sustainability is now accepting full manuscripts for its special issue on leadership for resiliency, a key concept, capacity, and skill much needed in managing a world that must include and uplift and not exclude and exploit.   The challenges brought about by climate change, political dynamics, globalization, and...
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Water security discussion during the Global Earth Summit IV in Kolkata, India

15 April 2015
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Xavier Jeyaraj, SJ Water security is an essential element of human and environmental security and extractive industries that continue to contaminate water, land, and air threaten the public health, especially that of local communities and the environment. In a presentation on extractive industries and water conflict at the Saint Xavier’s Global Earth Summit IV-International...
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Preparing to tackle SDGs for the water in the world we want

30 March 2015
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In an effort to keep moving water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN launched in February 2015 a report outlining what must be done within the world’s water system. Water in the world we want, a publication by the UN University-Institute for Water, Environment and Health, warns that without major new investments related to...
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International conference on global climate change and water disasters: An initiative by South Asian Jesuits to respond to water disasters

28 February 2015
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Xavier Savarimuthu, SJ Only 2.53 percent of Earth’s water is fresh, and some two-thirds of that is locked up in glaciers and permanent snow cover. But despite the very real danger of future global water shortages, for the vast majority of the nearly one billion people without safe drinking water, today’s water crisis is...
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Lenten action initiatives in caring for Creation

15 February 2015
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From daily reflections to carbon fasting calendars, Ecojesuit shares some initiatives for the 40 days of Lent and in preparation for Easter, that connect with environmental concerns and the caring and healing of the world around us. The Ignatian Solidarity Network, a social justice network in the US is preparing a series of daily...
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Updates from the scientific community on planetary boundaries, global temperature, and sea level rise

31 January 2015
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Recent reports from some scientific organizations are indicating that human demands on the Earth are pushing the planet to the limit and that our subsequent responses – social, economic, political – need to adapt to these updated biophysical realities. Planetary boundaries 2.0: Four out of nine crossed the safe threshold The Stockholm Resilience Centre,...
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