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Strengthening cultural integrity through culture-based education

15 February 2015
Paisaje en Bendum. Foto des: P. Sendin

    Paula Sendín The so-called civilized world was built on the principle that development is linked to education which eventually will help in developing a community or even a nation. Thus, economic and social development can be achieved through intellectual formation, especially in the form of formal education that, at least in principle,...
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The EU Emissions Trading System: Will mitigation touch our pockets?

31 January 2015
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José Ignacio García, SJ Last week at the European Parliament, we lived through the latest skirmish of what is still, and will be, a long dispute over the European Union Emissions Trading System or the EU ETS. The EU ETS is the mechanism established to regulate the emissions of CO2 – one of the...
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Shifting minds and hearts for a sustainable world: The Stockholm Dialogue on sustainability science and values

31 October 2014
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By the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN)-Ecology The Stockholm Dialogue is premised on the realities that our planet’s fragility and humanity’s vulnerability are increasingly laid bare through the environmental and social concerns that challenge our generation. Prevailing social and economic development models can no longer remain indifferent to these realities. And responding to this challenge...
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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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Responding and committing to seek solutions to environmental and sustainability concerns through transformative education: Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Loyola University Chicago

15 August 2013
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The Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Loyola University Chicago’s new laboratory of environmental innovation, will have its grand opening on 6 September 2013. In a welcome statement in the Institute’s website, Dr Nancy C Tuchman, founding director, shares that the new Institute is committed to developing responsible solutions, in the service of humanity, to environmental...
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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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bgreen ecological film festival in Portugal

30 November 2012
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Sofia Mendes Now on its third year, the bgreen ecological film festival  is an ecological video competition in Santo Tirso, Portugal that aims to raise the youth’s awareness to environmental issues through encouraging and awarding the production of video spots focusing on four themes: educational, environmental, audiovisual, and social. The past two years drew...
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We hope in people

21 June 2012
Inicio de la conferencia organizada por la UNDP, "Beyond GDP: Measuring the Future We Want"

Patxi Álvarez, SJ This Rio+20 Conference is an exhibition of countless groups coming from all over the world that aspire to bring a humane life while protecting the environment.  They demonstrate on the streets, they can be found near prime ministers at the official conference and they organize many public activities showing their local...
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The Storybook Effect at Jesuit Service Cambodia

18 January 2012
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The Storybook Effect is part of the education program at the Jesuit Service Cambodia, producing storybooks for children which are then distributed to mobile libraries throughout rural villages in different provinces in Cambodia such as Phnom Penh, Kandal, Kampong Speu, Kampong Chhnang, Siem Reap, Battambang, Sisophon, and other areas. Recently, the latest storybook was...
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