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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
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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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Ecostream: Sharing ecology and sustainability initiatives

31 August 2015
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Ecostream is an online resource and reference system developed as part of Ecojesuit’s commitment to the Jesuit mission on Reconciliation with Creation. It is a platform for sharing ongoing initiatives in ecology and sustainability. A wide array of online brochures, articles, and other publications are available, meticulously organized into dozens of sub-themes and categories. Links to...
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An open-source teaching module on Laudato si’ and applied ethics

15 August 2015
El Centro Markkula de Ética Aplicada de la Universidad de Santa Clara en Santa Clara, California, USA

Following the release of the environmental encyclical Laudato Si’, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics  at Santa Clara University posted a teaching module that provides selections from the document, with background, specific discussion questions, and key points for classroom dialogue. The module permits both students and instructor to discuss the environmental encyclical and its...
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Developing ecological awareness at Saint Xavier’s College Kolkata

31 July 2015
Participantes en la Cuarta Cumbre Global de la Tierra en el Colegio de San Xavier en Calcuta, India

Ecojesuit recently spoke with Dr Xavier Savarimuthu, SJ, head of the Department of Environment Studies at Saint Xavier’s College Kolkata in India who organized the Saint Xavier’s Global Earth Summit IV  last March 2015 and who shared the outcomes from the conference and the various water security concerns  tackled during this year’s summit. How...
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Starting with kitchen waste management for environment-friendly and sustainable Jesuit houses

30 June 2015
Los Jesuitas establecer adecuada gestión de los residuos en la Casa Loyola de Estudios en la ciudad de Quezon, Filipinas. Foto de: C Aguinaldo, ESSC

Two Jesuit houses in the Philippines are setting up proper waste management systems as part of their commitment to act on and animate Reconciliation with Creation towards environment-friendly and sustainable lifestyles and institutions. At the Loyola House of Studies in Loyola Heights, Quezon City, steel cages are installed at the back of the kitchen...
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Building a “green” school in Thailand’s northern uplands

31 May 2015
Entrée de la concession de l’école, terre très riche, riz et bananes avec un petit affluent de la rivière Maenam Kok avec les arbres à l’arrière fond. Crédit photo: P Walpole

Peter Pichet Saengthien, SJ The Society of Jesus issued documents  on making campuses “green” and emerging from this is an opportunity to make the first Jesuit campus in Thailand “green” at the onset. The committee of the Jesuit Education Project is studying the possibility of starting an academic institution to serve the poor, especially...
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Church collaboration for care and reconciliation with Creation in Pan-Amazonia

15 April 2015
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Paula Sendín The Pan-Amazon Ecclesial Network (Red Eclesial Pan-Amazónica or REPAM in Spanish), officially established in September 2014 as “a response to the urgent need to care for life in harmony with nature, building on the ample and diverse presence of the Church in Pan-Amazonia” made presentations last month to the Vatican and to...
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