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Ecological responses from Africa: A renewed call for commitment to safeguard creation

15 January 2015
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By the Jesuit African Social Centers Network, JESAM Social Apostolate, and CYNESA The Jesuit African Social Centers Network is responding to ecological concerns in the region by promoting awareness among Jesuits and their collaborators about ecology, supporting interest in the field of ecology, and encouraging transformative education to create responsible attitudes to safeguard Creation....
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US-China joint agreement on reducing carbon emissions: Contributing to global momentum on climate action, but much more is needed

15 November 2014
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Paula Sendin China and the United States (US) are the world’s number one and number two biggest CO2 emitters, responsible for almost 45% of CO2 emissions that are changing the world’s climate. This month, Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama announced that they will reduce their CO2 emissions to curb climate...
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IPCC Synthesis Report released: Irreversible impacts of climate change confirmed, what’s needed is our will to change

31 October 2014
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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  recently released the last installment of the Fifth Assessment Report or AR5, the most comprehensive assessment of climate change, distilling and integrating the findings by over 800 scientists and released in the last 13 months. According to the IPCC press release of 31 October, among the key...
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Furniture carpentry with Upper Pulangi youth in northern Mindanao, Philippines

30 September 2014
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Arnel Santander Eleven youth participants from different villages in Upper Pulangi, Bukidnon in northern Mindanao, Philippines recently completed a four-week furniture carpentry course with finished wood products that included 11 workbenches, four storage chests, seven standard-sized window frames, and 14 wood hammers. This Hulas Furniture Carpentry Course of Tuen hu Uyag is a four-week...
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The Ukraine crisis: An energy wake-up call for the EU

15 September 2014
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Laura Pérez-Cejuela The crisis in Ukraine is a wake-up call for the European Union (EU), reminding its 28 member states that their energy dependence on Russia not only has a high economic price, but also a strategic cost. Europeans import 52% of the energy they consume, generating a bill of Euro one billion a...
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Sustaining environmental stewardship at Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview

31 August 2014
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Sue Martin The Environment Committee of Saint Ignatius’ College Riverview in New South Wales, Australia organized a tree planting activity with a group of geography students last 10 to 11 August at the Yamagalli property in Harden that lies in the region’s southwest slopes. The activity was coordinated closely with Ms Trish Murphy, one...
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Three days of updates, reflections, questions, and calls to action on a just sustainability and hope for the commons

15 August 2014
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Jim Hug, SJ The Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability in Seattle University recently held Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons, a conference that drew attention “on the intimate connections between environmental justice and sustainability” as both are “inextricably connected. True sustainability can only be achieved when all communities have healthy air, water, food,...
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Breaking the links between conflict and natural resources: How the EU financial regulation can help

15 July 2014
Recursos naturales de la RDC, especialmente sus minerales, se utilizan para financiar las armas y a su vez sostienen los conflictos. Foto de: EurActiv.com

Alicia Aleman Arrastio For over a decade, the UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of Congo has been reporting on the connection between the minerals trade, armed conflict, and human rights violations. International solidarity groups and human rights activists have also been very active in addressing this link and proposing policy measures,...
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Understanding the impact of mining in La Nueva Esperanza, Honduras

15 June 2014
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Kirsti Tasala Honduras in Central America is a country of rich history, breathtaking geography, and generous people. But it is also a country struggling to deal with violence and where death threats are often carried out with impunity. The reasons for the violence are incredibly complex, but one issue that is increasingly connected to...
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The Planet is Our Home: A Colloquium for Jesuit schools on Reconciliation with Creation

15 May 2014
The Planet is Our Home: A Colloquium for Jesuit schools on Reconciliation with Creation

Christopher Gleeson, SJ and Jennie Hickey Taking our cue from the decision in the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP) in 2010 to identify Reconciliation with Creation as a priority engagement, we wanted to give maximum exposure to the fact that care of the environment is an integral part of the Jesuit mission. We recognize...
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