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Latin American Jesuit work on social and environmental justice through local community support and building knowledge from below

15 May 2017
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) released in 2016 the latest regional assessment for Latin America and the Caribbean, part of the Global Environment Outlook. Pressing issues identified include improving access to water and sanitation, reducing poverty, phasing out ozone-depleting substances, and expanding the network of protected areas. However, the region still faces significant environmental challenges characterized by land degradation, biodiversity loss, pollution, vulnerability to climate change, and unsustainable production and consumption patterns. Photo credit: unep.org

Sergio Coronado Delgado This article explores a possible answer to the broad question of how the Jesuits and their institutions contribute to the responses to environmental issues in Latin America, focusing on the work of Jesuit social centers in the region, especially on mining-related concerns.  The main argument is that acute environmental conflicts caused...
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Global Jesuit work in the environment

30 September 2016
“…how inseparable the bond is between concern for nature, justice for the poor, commitment to society, and interior peace.” (Laudato si’, 10). Photo credit: P Walpole

Savarimuthu Ignacimuthu, SJ In a special issue of the Journal of Jesuit Studies, we highlight the works of Jesuits vis-à-vis the environment from the perspective of various regions in the hopes of fostering a fruitful cross-cultural conversation that is needed within the Society. In his discussion of the environmental activities of European Jesuits, José...
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Seattle University’s efforts in campus sustainability and working for environmental justice

15 September 2016
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The Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS) at Seattle University welcomed 160 participants at its recently held 2nd biennial Just Sustainability Conference that offered an opportunity for academics and practitioners to share ideas and discuss solutions to shared sustainability challenges.  Participants included faculty, staff, and students, grassroots activists and non-profit organizations, and representatives from agencies...
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The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, Ireland: Responding to the greatest challenge of our age

15 November 2015
Glendalough, la vallée des deux lacs. Crédit photo: commons.wikimedia.org

Catherine Devitt I come from Glendalough, County Wicklow, located in the east of Ireland.  It’s a place of deep monastic tradition – Saint Kevin settled here in the 6th century – and incredible natural beauty, the valley itself carved out over time by glacial and fluvial dynamics and now home to extensive oak forests dating...
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Changing the story, changing the future: A living economy for a living Earth

15 August 2014
Estudiantes de la Universidad de Seattle piden se deje de invertir en combustibles fósiles, es un movimiento creciente en muchas universidades norteamericanas. Foto des: seattleu.edu

David Korten Who controls the story controls the future. A sign of a profound cultural awakening, the essential elements of a Sacred Life and Living Earth story are beginning to emerge and it is a story with deep spiritual roots. We humans are living beings born of a Living Earth – our home and...
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Listening and accompanying in healing a living Earth

15 August 2014
Monte Rainier en el paisaje de Washington

Pedro Walpole, SJ The groaning experienced over the last three days of the conference Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons conference is in finding ways to relate with all of life, to more broadly network and communicate and to form new channels of hope and compassion not just with 28 universities, not even with...
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Three days of updates, reflections, questions, and calls to action on a just sustainability and hope for the commons

15 August 2014
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Jim Hug, SJ The Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability in Seattle University recently held Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons, a conference that drew attention “on the intimate connections between environmental justice and sustainability” as both are “inextricably connected. True sustainability can only be achieved when all communities have healthy air, water, food,...
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Does nature have an owner? Social action and natural resources

31 January 2013
Foto de: Alboan

Alicia Alemán Arrastio In every society there is a deep interdependence between social life and the natural environment.  In fact, the matter of natural resources and, specifically, of how the ownership of those resources is determined and how its use is regulated, has been and is still an essential element for the construction of...
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