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Boboto high school students win national poster competition on nature and environment

30 April 2016
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Jean-Christian Ndoki, SJ Benjamin Kataliko and Benjamin Kambale, students from Collège Boboto, a Jesuit high school in Kinshasa, DR Congo (DRC), won first place in a national poster contest on nature and the environment.  Under the supervision of a school professor, Mr Dénis Nzeza, they designed a poster on plastic waste that showed not...
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Discarded life jackets in Lesbos need a waste management plan

29 February 2016
El cementerio de la chalecos salvavidas apilados en las colinas de Lesbos, uno de una serie de fotos de la Sra Colleen Sinsky (http://jesuits.org/story?TN=PROJECT-20160229043205), licenciada en Economía por la Universidad de Santa Clara, que truncó su vacaciones en el Mediterráneo en diciembre pasado para ayudar a los refugiados y cuyas historias compartía en sus blogs. Foto de: jesuits.org

Piled up along the shorelines of the island of Lesbos in Greece are thousands of bright orange life jackets representing the massive exodus of people mainly from conflict-torn Syria, seeking hope and a peaceful life in Europe.  Lesbos is the main entry point in the Aegean Sea for refugees and migrants to Europe and...
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Sustainability science for urban pollinator research and conservation

15 January 2016
L’usage urbain des terres affecte le service écologique que les abeilles fournissent gratuitement à travers la pollinisation. Crédit photo: Center for Sustainability

Damon Hall, Andrea Burr, and Nicole Schaeg As sustainability science researchers in the Center for Sustainability at Saint Louis University, a Jesuit institution in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, we were spurred to reflect upon our own efforts by the recent series of articles in Ecojesuit that advanced the transformative dialogue on sustainability science and...
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Understanding forests and droughts in Asia Pacific

15 December 2015
Les incendies de forêt en Indonésie depuis Juillet de cette année ont détruit environ 1,7 millions d’hectares de forêts et de terrains ouverts, une activité annuelle dévastatrice prises pour préparer les terres pour les plantations à grande échelle et aggravés par la forte phénomène El Niño de cette année qui fournit des conditions plus sèches. Crédit photo: foodpolicyforthought.com

Kumiko Kubo and Rowena Soriaga Drought is a creeping disaster, slow to begin and almost as slow to end and both its onset and termination are difficult to identify. For people who deeply rely on natural resources for a living, the cumulative effects of disasters can be devastating. Farmers living in or near forests...
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1.7 million people want climate justice and action

30 November 2015
Crédit photo: Global Catholic Climate Movement

Faith groups gathered nearly 1,780,000 signatures from people of faith all over the world concerned about the climate and who want to take action. Over 800,000 of these were from Catholics around the globe expressing their united voices for urgent climate action through the climate petition spearheaded by the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM). The...
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Consumer responsibility and European regulation on conflict minerals

15 November 2015
Crédit photo: resolutionpossible.co.uk

Guillermo Otano Jiménez Collective consumer responsibility in the use of electronic goods especially in relation to the concern on conflict minerals in countries like Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was discussed in a workshop last 7 October organized by ALBOAN, the Jesuit NGO in the Basque Country and Navarre, Spain. The workshop was organized to...
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Engaging with minds and hearts for the Mekong River, a threatened Mother

31 October 2015
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Gabriel Lamug-Nañawa, SJ Cambodia is usually known for its ancient stone temples, of which Angkor Wat is the most famous, or for the genocide that happened at the hands of the Khmer Rouge during the period of 1975-1979, which claimed around two million people. Cambodia also used to be the country with the most...
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Celebrating science in the service of society, 150 years of the Manila Observatory

15 October 2015
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Wendy Clavano and Joshua Ruizo The Manila Observatory (MO), a Jesuit research institution in the Philippines, celebrates 150 years of existence that started with simple instruments to study the weather and continues now to contribute to advancing the awareness and understanding of the natural environment. A conference on Scientific Frontiers: Serving the Peripheries in...
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Volunteering in Bendum: Integrated inclusive education in the uplands

30 September 2015
Lucía con amigos de Bendum. Foto de: L Cervilla

Paula Sendín interviewing Lucía Cervilla Lucía Cervilla is a young visitor from Spain who spent four weeks as a volunteer last summer in Bendum, Bukidnon in northern Mindanao, Philippines. During her visit, Lucía took part and contributed to some of the elementary and high school activities at the Apu Palamguwan Cultural Education Center (APC) ...
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Eurojess Congress 2015: Moving from common reflection to common action for food and energy for all

15 September 2015
Foto de: expo2015.org

Food and energy for all and the common discernment to engage from common reflection toward common action was the theme for the Eurojess Congress 2015  in Milan, Italy from 24 to 28 August 2015, gathering European Jesuits in Social Sciences (Eurojess)  and work collaborators. Eurojess is a group of Jesuits and collaborators in Europe...
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