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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
Foto de: jesuites.com

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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Reconciliation with creation: Updates on JCAP’s strategy on ecology

15 January 2013
Photo credit: Pedro Walpole

Pedro Walpole and Iris Legal The awareness and gratitude for our human environment and our place in a global ecology continues to grow amongst Jesuit people – Jesuits and lay people who share at the institutional, social, formational, and community levels of our mission.  Areas of concern are continuously emerging as issues and occasions...
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The dream of an older Jesuit

15 December 2012
Foto de: actapublications.com & csjthewell.org

John Surette, SJ (NEN) “Your old men shall dream dreams and your young men shall see visions.” (Joel 3:1) I have been a member of our Society for fifty-five years and have just turned seventy-eight years of age.  On the occasion of my birthday I desire to share with you my dream for our...
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Moving the ecological agenda: An emerging commitment to water

15 November 2012
El misionero jesuita actividad en la región de los Grandes Lagos de América del Norte, con nuevas culturas y paisajes de los que podemos aprender hoy. Foto de: Pedro Walpole

Jose Ignacio Garcia, SJ After GC35, the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES) of the Curia in Rome created a working group that wrote a document entitled: Healing a Broken World (HBW).  The intention was to explore the third decree of GC35 on the need for “reconciliation with creation.” HBW aimed to make this...
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Silent spring to silent transformation: Six reasons for our environmental concern

30 October 2012
La Primavera silenciosa por Rachel Carson fue publicada hace 50 años en el septiembre de 1962. Foto de: Sterling College

Jaime Tatay, SJ This year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring, a book written by Rachel Carson that prompted the concern about the environment in developed countries, exposing the dangers of pesticide use in farming, wildlife, and people’s health. Since the American biologist first drew attention to the effects of industrial...
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The Church of France goes green

15 September 2012
Foto de: dici.org

Sébastien Carcelle, SJ A statement on “Environmental Issues and Challenges for the Future” (Enjeux et défis écologiques pour l’avenir) , published last spring by the French Conference of Bishops, gives an idea about the ongoing gradual “greening” of the Church of France. As a result of two years of reflection, the text makes it...
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Think greenly, act locally: Go Green course for Jesuit scholastics in Jakarta, Indonesia

31 August 2012
Deforestacion en la isla de Sumatra, Indonesia. Foto de: my.opera.com

Sch Billy Aryo Nugroho, SJ “The effort to promote a green and clean environment can be initiated by a simple action in our daily life,” said Fr Andang Listya Binawan, SJ during a “Go Green” course he gave to Jesuit scholastics last 21 to 22 July.  The course was held in Johar Baru Residence,...
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