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Ecojesuit 2010-2013: Renewing our commitment to contribute to healing a broken world

29 November 2013
Ecojesuit participated in the UN Rio+20 Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last June 2012, publishing a daily issue for one full week that covered the major
discussions, with support from SJES Secretary Patxi Alvarez (second from left) and other colleaguesotros colegas

The Ecojesuit Team Ecology and Jesuits in Communication or Ecojesuit  was launched as a monthly online newsletter in November 2010 and was a first significant action from the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN) Ecology which emerged from the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat after GC35. Ecological concerns were identified as one of the five...
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Water in Catholic Social Teaching

31 August 2013
Foto de: globalcalendar.info

Frank Turner, SJ For Christians, water is both a necessarily fundamental ecological theme and also a spiritual symbol. These two perspectives are inseparable. Sharing water justice with wisdom is at the heart of environmental responsibility, and yet water is more than one natural resource among others: it evokes Christ himself who refers to himself...
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Teaching poverty, teaching transparency in our business schools

15 August 2013
Impacto del “agribusiness” en un paisaje del Medio-oeste de EUA, Julio de 2013: acuíferos y lechos de ríos secos, los ríos ya no llegan al mar, degradación de la calidad de agua y los ecosistemas. Foto des: P Walpole

Pedro Walpole, SJ Poverty is a topic not often tackled in business schools.  The challenge today is in our willingness to really teach poverty in our schools of business, to teach how poverty is sustained in a neo-liberal economy, or when this economy has its ups and downs and the poor cannot cope or...
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Spiritual conversations on the frontiers of Ignatian ecological commitment

15 August 2013
La belleza de Beirut. Foto de: P Walpole

Pedro Walpole, SJ Meeting the Christian Life Community family during their 16th General Assembly in Beirut, Lebanon was an energetic gathering with a long schedule of meetings, reflections, and fellowship. It made a great difference in having the gathering in Beirut and hearing from the local community and the community of neighbouring Syria. The...
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Jesuit-initiated consultations on ecology in Kerala, India

15 August 2013
Ceremonia de apertura en Calicut, una ciudad de Kerala

Compiled by Robert Athickal, SJ Saddened by the continuing degradation of Kerala, referred to by tourist posters as “God’s own country,” and urged by the church and the Society of Jesus to plunge into a ministry to protect and nurture God’s creation, Father James Morais, SJ from Kerala Province, Father Robert Athickal, SJ from...
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Saint Ignatius in nature’s embrace: A 3-D view, Retrospective-Perspective-Reflective

31 May 2013
Loyola paisaje, 2011. Foto de: P Walpole

Hedwig Lewis, SJ Retrospective: Loyola Valley Guipúzcoa, Spain, in the 16th century, was one of three Basque Provinces (with Alava and Vizcaya) beyond the Pyrenees.1 At the end of the 15th century, the kingdom of Castile and Leon, of central and northern Spain claimed jurisdiction over the Basque province of Guipúzcoa where the house...
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If you want peace, protect creation

28 February 2013
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Jose Ignacio Garcia, SJ The legacy for which Pope Benedict XVI will be remembered will undoubtedly include his attentiveness to ecological and environmental problems.  So far it had been a minor issue in the teaching of the Catholic Church but under Benedict XVI, it has become a central issue owing to his moral and...
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Polish Christians together for protection of creation: Living today, think about tomorrow

31 January 2013
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Scholastic Krzysztof Augustyniak, SJ For the first time in the history of Polish Christianity, all representatives of the Polish Ecumenical Council, together with the president of the Bishops’ Conference of Poland, signed a document on the protection of creation. The text, in the form of a letter, contains both some general theological affirmations and...
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Blessed are the peacemakers

15 January 2013
Foto de: Global Environmental Outlook 5, UNEP, 2012

Al Fritsch, SJ Several issues require longer-term cooperative efforts.  Our world has a human-generated environmental “cliff,” namely, climate change effects:  frequent weather extremes, oceans rising 3.2 millimeters per year, and carbon dioxide increasing at 2 ppm per year and expected to reach a catastrophic 650 ppm by 2050, or a 4oC temperature rise.  Europe...
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To heal a broken world: Scholastics and Brothers meet in Cambodia

15 January 2013
Bee (segundo por la izquierda), con la familia con la que vivió junto con otros escolares en Nikhom.

Scholastic Charles Nopparut “Bee” Ruankool, SJ “I’m actually in Cambodia!” I told myself when I first arrived at the airport in Siem Reap.  Although Cambodia is near my homeland, Thailand, this was my first time to visit this country.  I was very exited about the trip because I realized that my Christmas and New...
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