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Reflections on living Laudato Si’ from the HEST Cluster on Ecology and Environmental Challenges

15 October 2018
Europe's freshwater and marine resources may seem limitless but they are under increasing pressure from pollution, over-exploitation and climate change.  The European Environment Agency's (EEA) Signals 2018 (https://www.eea.europa.eu/signals/) explores the state and trends of Europe’s waters, asking how healthy rivers, lakes, groundwater resources and seas can be ensured for future generations.

Stefan Einsiedel Studying Laudato Si’ reminded me that caring for our common home doesn’t end with sustainable consumption. It means thinking about the common good and caring for each other. One aspect struck me particularly: “unity is greater than conflict” (LS 198). Pope Francis encourages believers to be “ever open to God’s grace and...
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Exploring deeper relations and collaboration with Latin America: Ecojesuit 2018 Annual Meeting in Leticia, Colombia

15 July 2018
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The 2018 annual meeting of Ecojesuit in Leticia in Amazonas, Colombia from 3 to 5 August intends to strengthen the Ecojesuit network as it explores deeper relations and collaboration in moving identified ecology themes across and out through the different Conferences. The meeting builds on the new commitment of Jesuit Conference Presidents and Social...
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Not a roadmap but a trail: Environmental reconciliation with the commons

15 June 2018
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Ecojesuit shares the presentation of Pedro Walpole SJ, Ecojesuit Global Coordinator at the Bannan Memorial Lecture Series 2016-2018 organized by The Bannan Institute-Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education in Santa Clara University, 21 February 2018.1 I begin with the challenge we face in finding new ways to change the stranglehold that economic interests have on the...
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Recommendations in healing a broken world

24 April 2018
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Ecojesuit, as a network of apostolic works across the six Jesuit Conferences is reviewing its purpose, commitments and collaboration, its governance, coordination and communication. In the light of the Jesuit call for clear Universal Apostolic Priorities, a good starting point for review are the Recommendations originally presented in 2011 in a Special Report on...
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Bannan Memorial Lecture 2018: Not a roadmap but a trail, environmental justice in the commons

31 January 2018
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The Bannan Institute of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education in Santa Clara University is organizing the Bannan Memorial Lecture on environmental justice and the common good, Not a Roadmap but a Trail: Environmental Justice in the Commons on 21 February 2018. Pedro Walpole SJ, Coordinator for Ecojesuit, a network of Jesuits and Jesuit...
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A soul-sized challenge in turning our consciousness and actions 180 degrees

31 March 2017
In May 2016, it was reported that five vegetated reef islands in the Solomon Islands in southwest Pacific vanished, with a further six experiencing severe receding shorelines, due to sea-level rise. This emerged from an Australian study that analyzed coastal dynamics from a sea-level rise hotspot by Simon Albert, et al (http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/11/5/054011), who used time series aerial and satellite imagery of the 33 islands from 1947 to 2014, along with historical insight and local knowledge. Photo credit: 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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GC36 and Laudato si’, reconciliation in the world

31 October 2016
Plus de 200 délégués à la 36ème Congrégation Générale de la Compagnie de Jésus se sont rassemblés à Rome et ont élu le Père Arturo Sosa comme nouveau Supérieur Général, succédant au Père Adolfo Nicolás. Ils ont aussi abordé les questions de mission, de gouvernance et l’état de la Compagnie dans un monde en rapide évolution.. Crédit photo: gc36.org

Father Arturo Sosa, elected last 14 October as the 31st superior general of the Society of Jesus during the 36th General Congregation, is calling for a “reconciliation in the world” that means “we have to strive for reconciliation between human beings, reconciliation with God and reconciliation with the created world.”  Jesuit responses to a...
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Global Jesuit work in the environment

30 September 2016
“…how inseparable the bond is between concern for nature, justice for the poor, commitment to society, and interior peace.” (Laudato si’, 10). Photo credit: P Walpole

Savarimuthu Ignacimuthu, SJ In a special issue of the Journal of Jesuit Studies, we highlight the works of Jesuits vis-à-vis the environment from the perspective of various regions in the hopes of fostering a fruitful cross-cultural conversation that is needed within the Society. In his discussion of the environmental activities of European Jesuits, José...
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Justice and ecology in GC 36

15 September 2016
Un estudio de marzo de 2015 de la Organización de Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentación informa que los agricultores de los países en desarrollo son los más afectados de los desastres naturales, en especial los efectos clima. Foto de: newsroom.unfccc.int

Patxi Álvarez de los Mozos, SJ It was during the General Congregation (GC) 32 in 1975, when the Society of Jesus in describing its mission, mentioned the word “justice.”  Since then, our mission can be identified under the expression of “the service of faith and the promotion of justice.” Justice has multiple meanings, both...
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Renewing ecological life and mission

30 June 2016
Approfondir l’action écologique parmi les participants à l’atelier JCAP en tant que communautés de pratique. Crédit photo: A Ignacio

JCAP Reconciliation with Creation team Beginning with gratitude and reflecting on the letter of Father General Adolfo Nicolás in preparation for the 36th General Congregation, the Reconciling with Creation Reflection workshop recently held at the Culture and Ecology Center in Bendum, Bukidnon, Philippines renewed life and mission for 35 participants from 10 member countries...
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