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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
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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
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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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Ignatian Eco Retreat in India, November 2012

14 August 2012
Sawantwadi, la casa de retiros está situada a orillas de un hermoso lago cerca de Goa junto a la línea de ferrocarril de Konkan. El lago y las verdes colinas que lo rodean hacen del lugar un sitio especial para el encuentro con Dios a través de la naturaleza.

Rappai Poothokaren, SJ An eco retreat is planned for Jesuits to experience and relish the presence of the Lord in His creation.  It would follow the Ignatian approach to God’s creation and our relationship with Him in Nature.  Robert Athickal, SJ, who has been initiating a “new Cosmology for our Times” for more than...
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The social apostolate focuses on ecology

25 June 2012
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Patxi Álvarez, SJ On the second week of June, the annual meeting of the social delegates of the Conference of Latin America and Caribe took place in Buenos Aires.  It was cold autumn at that time.  There were around 30 people coming from the Jesuit provinces in Latin America.  Among them there were the...
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Farming as part of spiritual portfolio: Ignatius Jesuit Centre of Guelph, Canada

17 February 2012
Pasantes de la granja, comunidad comparte programas de agricultura. Foto de: Ignatiusguelph.ca

Marianne Karsh The Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, is a place of beauty and sustenance, a place to pray and play, a place where nature nurtures mind, body and soul.  It is home to several interdependent facilities and projects that collectively uphold the Jesuit mission.  Since 1964, Loyola House has welcomed more...
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God is no argument for ecological claim

24 October 2011
Natural disasters. Photo Credit: raccems.files.wordpress.com

Peter Knauer SJ, 76, has been a professor of fundamental theology at Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology in Frankfurt, Germany and is now working as pastor of the Spanish-speaking community in Brussels, Belgium. He is a well renowned theologian and in this occasion Peter shares with Ecojesuit his vision on the...
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