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The Novitiate’s Greening: Biodiversity Conservation on a Jesuit property in India

18 April 2011
Jesuit novices in Shillong. PHOTO CREDIT: http://tarumitra.wordpress.com/

By the novices of the Shillong novitiate In India, ‘Sacred Groves’ are forest fragments of varying sizes, which are communally protected and which usually have a significant religious connotation for the protecting community. Hunting and logging are strictly prohibited within these zones. Sacred Groves are considered ecologically important concentrations of biodiversity. Whereas other Indian...
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Car fasting: Austria’s Green Lent campaign points the way ahead

17 March 2011
The bishop of Klagenfurt Alois Schwarz and Lutheran pastor Lydia Burchhardt, supported by partner associations and schools, advertise car fasting.

TP Renunciation, reconciliation and healing are core issues of the preparatory weeks on the road to Easter. Every year again, Lent invites Christians to conversion and calls us to examine even deep-rooted personal habits. The perspective on Easter thereby opens the way for a new discernment among what is necessary and what is dispensable....
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Environmental awareness at Jesuit Higher Education campuses

15 February 2011
Sébastien Carcelle SJ

Jesuits Sébastien Carcelle and Stefan Hengst share their responses to our questions about the ecological awareness and practices in their respective campuses. Sébastien is an agricultural engineer graduate and worked for the French National Institute of Agronomy (INRA) before joining the Society of Jesus in 2006. He is currently pursuing his theology studies at...
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Finding Peru in Bukidnon, Philippines

11 January 2011
An evening discussion in Bendum.

Kang Sonza and Sylvia Miclat For Father Jorge Beneito, SJ, being in the Philippines is not an “alien” experience as the tropical weather of the country is what he was used to in Peru, having lived in the mountains and cool areas of Cuzco. He spent 49 years of his Jesuit life in Peru,...
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Come Sano Come Justo (Eat Healthy, Eat Fair)

14 December 2010
1012_Project_Come Sano Come Justo_logo

Within the group of friends who operate Come Sano Come Justo (Eat Healthy Eat Fair), a cooperative group in Valladolid, Spain, there is a shared realisation that in these modern times, there are many people who wonder what to do, how to act, how to intervene in our society to change for the better,...
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The Latin American Conjuncture Report

11 November 2010
Photo credit: Mirada Global

The Conference of Jesuit Provincials of Latin America (CPAL) launched in 2008 the “Latin American Conjuncture Report” an initiative to take the pulse to the socio-economic situation in Latin America. This is a quarterly report elaborated by the Gumilla Centre of Venezuela on behalf of the CPAL. The objectives defined for the CPAL for...
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Corporate Social Responsibility in the Congolese mining companies

15 October 2010
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Two events have prompted a field mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as part of the project "Relational Peace Advocacy Network" (RPAN) of OCIPE in June 2010. First, the CEPAS, our partner in the Congo in the triangulation Brussels - Kinshasa and Washington, organized two workshops on social responsibility of extracting companies; and second,...
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The Mountain Mission and Video Vision

15 September 2010
Eko Adriyanto during a film shoot of  Haji Albasia: the Albasian Haj

Eko is one of the directors and editors of the "Albasian Haj". A documentary film about the reflection of the scholastics (Indonesian Province) on the traditional systems of multi-cropping that sustains the upland soils and people's forests, locally known as "hutan rakyat".
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The Challenge for Jesuits in the Asia Pacific

15 August 2010
If you want to cultivate peace, protect creation. - Pope Benedict XVI, World Day of Peace, 1 January 2010

Reconciliation with Creation is a central theme of the Jesuit mission since the 35th General Congregation, but how can we make this happen? Even though Pope Benedict makes constant and urgent reference to the state of our environment and GC35 calls our attention to it, the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific or JCAP faces...
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Integrating disaster resilience with climate change adaptation

15 July 2010
urban-poor

ESSC worked over the past year with the Homeless Peoples Federation Philippines (HPFPI), with assistance from the Philippine Action for Community-led Shelter Initiatives (PACSII) to contribute to building the capacity of their urban poor associations for climate change adaptation and increase their resilience to disasters. Challenged with the demands of their...
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