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First week of COP21: Tensions, lessons, movements, building trust

7 December 2015
réunion avec REPAM en solidarité avec l'Amazonie, regards résolument tournés vers l’avant

The Ecojesuit Team The tension held during the first week of the 21st meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP21) in Le Bourget, Paris, France is clearly a sign of the times and a time when we define the future. The decisions may not be in ink but the momentum to achieve commitment is...
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World leaders in Paris, Pope in Africa

30 November 2015
Crédit photo: Vatican Radio

Jaime Tatay Nieto, SJ It is no coincidence Pope Francis is in Africa while world leaders gather in Paris in the run-up to COP21. As part of a high-level Vatican strategy to catalyze action on climate change – in which Laudato si’ (LS) was a timely and well-planned element – Francis wants to offer...
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The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, Ireland: Responding to the greatest challenge of our age

15 November 2015
Glendalough, la vallée des deux lacs. Crédit photo: commons.wikimedia.org

Catherine Devitt I come from Glendalough, County Wicklow, located in the east of Ireland.  It’s a place of deep monastic tradition – Saint Kevin settled here in the 6th century – and incredible natural beauty, the valley itself carved out over time by glacial and fluvial dynamics and now home to extensive oak forests dating...
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CIDSE’s Paris, for the People and for the Planet: Placing the moral dimension of climate change at the core

15 November 2015
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CIDSE, an international global alliance of 17 Catholic development agencies working together for global justice put together a report that sets out CIDSE’s vision for the climate agreement, one that places the moral dimension of climate change at the core. Inspired by Laudato si’, Pope Francis’ environment encyclical, the CIDSE report entitled Paris, for...
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JESAM Ecology Water Week 2015: Access to safe drinking water for all

15 September 2015
JASCNET proporcionó un gran tanque para el Centro de Aprendizaje Puerta Alta, una escuela en un asentamiento urbano informal de Nairobi, Kenia que compra agua para sus necesidades de limpieza y de cocina en el programa de alimentación.  La escuela ahora puede utilizar el tanque grande para la cosecha de agua de lluvia y el almacenamiento de agua para sus necesidades. Foto de: JASCNET

Jesuit Africa Social Centers Network The Jesuit Africa Social Centers Network (JASCNET) and the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN)-Ecology organized the JESAM Water Week from 31 August to 4 September 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya with the theme Access to safe drinking water for all, a work focus of GIAN-Ecology. Participants listened to various experts...
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Ten realizations arising from Laudato si’

31 July 2015
El Padre Tony visitando los jóvenes indígenas de tierras altas haciendo carpintería en Bukidnon, Filipinas, como parte de un programa más amplio ecología integral para los jóvenes adultos, con formación para la adquisición de destrezas y de valores. Foto de: ESSC

Antonio F Moreno, SJ Laudato si’ is unparalleled in many senses. In Catholic social thought, it is the first papal encyclical that treats the environment and climate change issues in the light of faith. No other papal encyclical has received as much attention before and after its release as this one. Arguably, this is...
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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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Laudato si’: Reshaping the international conversation on climate change

30 June 2015
Tierras altas en Mindanao, Filipinas. Foto de: P Walpole

Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year according to a 2014 report from the World Health Organization. The direct damage costs to health, excluding costs in health-determining sectors such as agriculture and water and sanitation, is also estimated to be between US$ 2-4 billion per...
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Vatican’s active commitment to promote responsible dialogue between faith and science for sustainable development and humanity

31 May 2015
Le Secrétaire Général de l’ONU, Ban Ki-moon rencontre le Pape Francis au Vatican avec d’autres leaders mondiaux dans des communautés de foi et de science. Crédit photo: L’Osservatore Romano/Reuters

Jose Ignacio Garcia The Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences are two Vatican institutions seeking to promote a responsible dialogue between faith and science. They do not express the official voice of the Church but their meetings are always a good indicator of the concerns of the Catholic Church....
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Active engagement in fossil fuel divestment and reinvestment in other sources needs patient trust

30 March 2015
Día global de la desinversión el pasado 13 y 14 de febrero en Melbourne, Australia. Foto de: gofossilfree.org

John Sealey As we discussed the risks, nuts, and bolts of fossil fuel divestment during the recent Second Annual Climate Change Conference hosted by the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Loyola University Chicago, I shared the prayer Patient Trust that Jesuit scientist and theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin wrote. “Above all, trust in the slow...
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