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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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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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