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Discovering Christ through the beauty of ecology

30 November 2015
La beauté de nos paysages et l’intégrité de nos moyens de subsistance et de notre mode de vie nous invitent à la louange (Loyola, Pays Basque). Crédit photo: P Walpole

Pablo Martínez de Anguita, PhD As Pope Francis stated in his encyclical Laudato si’, the current environmental crisis, global in scope and local in impact, requires major changes in how we think about our world and its future and multi-disciplinary efforts are needed to produce solutions to our interconnected environmental problems. During the last...
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Strengths and weaknesses of Ignatian spirituality in the path towards ecological conversion

31 October 2015
«Si nous nous approchons de la nature et de l’environnement sans cette ouverture à l’étonnement et à l’émerveillement, si nous ne parlons plus le langage de la fraternité et de la beauté dans notre relation avec le monde, nos attitudes seront celles du dominateur, du consommateur ou du pur exploiteur de ressources, incapable de fixer des limites à ses intérêts immédiats. En revanche, si nous nous sentons intimement unis à tout ce qui existe, la sobriété et le souci de protection jailliront spontanément.» (Laudato si’, n.11) Crédit photo: P Walpole in Bendum, Philippines

José Ignacio García, SJ Ecology has become a crucial topic of our time. The present model of economic development based on huge industrialization and the consequent consumerism has become the core of our social life. This model is sustained by other important elements such as technological innovation, the advertising industry, and financial activity. There...
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From Cardoner to the Amazon: Water from the same Source

30 September 2015
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Fernando López, SJ and Arizete Miranda, CNS-CSA, translated to English by Joseph Munitiz, SJ “Do you see the light now?” the Xapori (shamans) of the Yanomami tribe were asking those being initiated after a night passed in purification and preparation. “Do you see the light?” they insisted, as they prayed and sang and danced,...
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Broadening the dialogue for transformative values: Attitudes, simplicity, and social inclusion

15 September 2015
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GIAN-Ecology The Stockholm Dialogue that we are pursuing in November 2015, is one of values with science, between those motivated by human spirit and faith and those in the scientific community, and recognizes the work that science is doing and also the growing need to build bridges with broader society in seeking a more...
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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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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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Casa Velha: Ecology and spirituality, an Ignatian collaboration

30 June 2015
Jóvenes en la Casa Velha

Margarida Alvim Casa Velha is an ecology and spirituality center located in a family farm in the municipality of Ourém, Portugal, about 137 kilometers from the capital Lisbon. In 2009, the Casa Velha project started and since then, has attracted over 1,000 people a year who joined more than 30 different workshops. When the...
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Catholic Ecology, socially and pastorally speaking, 2015: The Pan-Amazonic Church Network (REPAM)

15 April 2015
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Michael Czerny, SJ Beginning in 1974, I have been blessed to visit seven of the nine Amazonic countries (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, French Guyana, Perú, Surinam and Venezuela) … but only recently did I discover that I was actually visiting the Pan-Amazonia! Thanks to this discovery, while looking at somewhat familiar, at the...
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Healing a broken world from our communities: Thinking and praying on the gift of creation

15 November 2014
Miembros de comunidades cristianas locales se organizan y debaten cómo vivir de forma ecológica en su realidad local

Jaime Tatay, SJ In his first homily as Pope, on 24 April 2005, Benedict XVI said: “The external deserts in the world are growing, because the internal deserts have become so vast. Therefore the earth’s treasures no longer serve to build God’s garden for all to live in, but they have been made to...
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Communities and hope: Easter in Valladolid

15 May 2014
Communities and hope: Easter in Valladolid

José Ignacio García Returning to Las Cortas de Blas in Valladolid, Spain is always a joyful and pleasant experience and where we are welcomed in the house of Pady Miranda, a good friend. Pady’s house is located within the Torozos Mountains of Tierra de Campos in Castilla, now fully covered by a cereal crop....
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