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Italian Jesuits join largest Catholic divestment from fossil fuels

15 May 2017
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Ecojesuit shares this recent press release on the largest joint action of Catholic groups so far to divest from coal, oil, and gas investments, of which the Italian Jesuits was part.  Gianfranco Matarazzo, SJ, Provincial Father of the Italian Jesuits said: “I express the adhesion of the Italian province of the Society of Jesus...
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A conversation on climate change and responses, community and social justice, youth and hope

15 May 2017
ESSC staff of community foresters, young Jesuit volunteers, eco-agriculture farmers, youth training participants, and community school teachers gather on the slopes of the Pantaron, sharing a common vision and hope with an upland community in Bukidnon, Philippines in a changing land and a changing climate. Photo credit: S Miclat, ESSC

Ecojesuit shares this brief radio interview with Worldview on WBEZ in Chicago, USA where host Jerome McDonnell spoke with Pedro Walpole on climate change and its impact in the Philippines and in the Asia Pacific region, disaster risk reduction, land use change, indigenous communities, Standing Rock, youth and hope, and coming together and building...
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A soul-sized challenge in turning our consciousness and actions 180 degrees

31 March 2017
En mayo de 2016, se informó de que cinco islas de arrecife en las Islas Salomón en el suroeste del Pacífico desaparecieron, y otras seis experimentaron severas costas de retroceso, debido al aumento del nivel del mar.  Esto surgió de un estudio australiano que analizó la dinámica costera de del aumento del nivel del mar por Simon Albert, et al (http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/11/5/054011), que utilizó imágenes cronometradas aéreas y satelitales de las 33 islas de 1947 a 2014, junto con el conocimiento histórico y el conocimiento local.. Foto de: un.org

John Surette, SJ Ecojesuit shares this timely piece from the National Catholic Reporter, as John Surette, SJ urgently reminds us of the soul-sized challenge in turning our consciousness and actions 180 degrees to respond to the climate disruption that humanity faces this century. In biblical times, repentance manifested itself in external signs such as...
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Struggling for climate justice in our common home

28 February 2017
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Climate justice as human justice is the main theme of Loyola University Chicago’s fourth annual Climate Change Conference on 16 to 17 March 2017 titled Climate Justice: The Struggle for Our Common Home. Held annually since 2014 and hosted by the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, the 2017 climate change conference invites participants to learn...
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Re-connecting people to the environment to bridge the mind-behavior gap

15 January 2017
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Mariel de Jesus In April 1993, Seventeen magazine  published an issue with the message “Save the Earth, girl!”  Seventeen was probably not the most comprehensive source of environmental information, but this was probably the single most influential magazine issue that I read that year. Environmental awareness was high in the early ‘90s.  The Rio...
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Oceania bishops appeal for “courageous, far-sighted governance” of climate action in the Pacific

15 January 2017
“As Bishops, it is nothing more and nothing less than the well-being of humanity and of the future generations that we have at heart and so we too cry out for action.  Of particular concern to us are rising sea levels, unusual rainfall patterns, high tides and their devastating impact, droughts and floods, unpredictable growing seasons and ocean acidification.  These are affecting many of our communities in a harmful way, especially when there is a combination of some of these phenomena.” (FCBCO Declaration, November 2016). Photo credit: Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Ecojesuit shares the November 2016 declaration of the Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania as they seek to connect the islands and communities of Oceania to the climate change discussions globally, especially the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement and the forthcoming Group of Twenty (G20) meeting in Hamburg, Germany in July 2017....
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Connection, disconnection, reconnection: The radical vision of Laudato si’

30 November 2016
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Anthony Annett, PhD In reflecting upon those aspects of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato si’ that seem most relevant to COP22 and beyond, I focus on interconnectedness, a theme that pervades the entire encyclical and explore three key points: Laudato si’ posits a deep connection between human beings among themselves and with the created world,...
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What happens when a community starts planning from scratch? Towards a broader application of GIS to reduce disaster risks and plan land use, post-Haiyan

30 November 2016
Réunion de la ESSC avec le personnel de DRR et SIG de l’administration locale de Hernani à Eastern Samar sur le travail collaboratif sur le renforcement des capacités. Crédit photo: ESSC

Dallay Annawi Hernani and Marabut are among the coastal towns in Eastern Visayas in the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 and had to rebuild their database, maps, and plans from scratch, after the storm surge destroyed their municipal buildings along with their maps and records. These local government units (or LGUs that...
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A changing China in a changing world and a changing climate from the perspective of a Chinese non-governmental organization

31 October 2016
Des bénévoles du CBCGDF démantèlent des pièges à oiseaux dans l’aire de conservation de la Chine pour la couleuvre à face noire à Zhuanghue. Crédit photo: CBCGDF

This is the second part of the paper of Minister Hu Deping that Professor Frederick Dubee of the Beijing Genomics Institute presented at the Joint Consultation of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Laudato si’ and the Path to COP22 at Casina Pio IV, Vatican City, 28...
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A lost legacy

31 October 2016
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Tulau Overhoff The Pohnpei Youth Council sponsored a Pohnpei Youth Contest on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for high school students who were invited to select the most important SDG for the youth.  Contestants wrote poems, songs, essays or created some art to explain their choices.  Tulau Overhoff, a Grade 11 student at...
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