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Connecting and building bridges for justice and action in the Amazonia: Servicio Jesuita a la Panamazonía

31 July 2018
While its central role in promoting and sustaining life around the world is recognized, the Amazon region’s vastness and tremendous resources also attract the construction of megaprojects, massive deforestation, extraction of natural resources, and the search for oil and gas, with huge impact on its forests and rivers, its biodiversity, and its communities and cultures. Photo credit: jesuitas.lat

The Amazon region, with an area of 550 million hectares, hosts the world’s largest tropical rainforest, the world’s second longest river and its largest with more than 20% of the entire planet’s flowing water, around 400 unique cultures and communities, and a third of all known terrestrial plant, animal, and insect species.  Along with...
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Why the Amazon is so important: Joining its Indigenous Peoples in re-thinking our relationship with Earth (video)

31 July 2018
With more than 400 cultures living in the Amazon, all share a common way of relating to nature. In their thought and their practice, they become one with the air, the water, the vegetation, and the animals, so they acknowledge that their bodies and their very lives are interdependent with the rainforest.  They are partners of the rainforest. Photo credit: Gaia Amazonas

Why the Amazon is so important is a nine-minute video that Gaia Amazonas shared during the dialogue with the Ecojesuit team at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana on 1 August 2018. The dialogue involved key faculty and officials of the university, members of the Conferencia de Provinciales Jesuitas en América Latina y el Caribe (CPAL), and other...
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Integral ecology and Indigenous Peoples

15 July 2018
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The international conference on Laudato Si’ on its third anniversary spoke about three urgent engagements in responding to the social and environmental challenges that our world faces in the current times. First is the economics of the present situation and its urgency and for which Pope Francis has already spoken with oil companies and urged...
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An enormous workshop experience and reflection on Living Laudato Si’

15 June 2018
Living Laudato Si’ is a JCAP Spirituality for Action workshop that gathered participants from different countries in Asia Pacific at Balay Laudato Si’ in Bendum, Bukidnon, Philippines.

Luke Henkel After spending four days at the Living Laudato Si’ spirituality for action workshop in Bendum, Bukidnon province in the Philippines, I am left with just one word that resonates across my lips, my heart, and my soul.  That word is enormous. Enormous can refer to much more than quantifiable size: it is...
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Seeking environment and economic justice in the Pan-Amazonia

31 January 2018
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  by Alfredo Ferro Medina SJ Pan-Amazonia is a territory that encompasses areas of nine countries with seven million square kilometers and covers a third of all of South America.  The future of the planet depends a lot on the Amazon basin.  The future of all human beings also depends on our taking care...
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Learning from Indigenous Peoples in Guyana: Relationships matter

31 October 2017
Pope Francis in Colombia, September 2017

Joel Thompson SJ New ways of relating to the earth and to each other are needed.  Dialoguing with indigenous peoples provides a way of broadening our imagination while working with those who will be most affected by environmental change.  “Christian spirituality proposes an alternative understanding of the quality of life, and encourages a prophetic...
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Redesigning food systems in Chiapas, Mexico

15 May 2017
Mujeres tseltales seleccionan su café a mano. Foto de: Enrique Carrasco, SJ-Canadian Jesuits International

Emilio Travieso, SJ We need to reinvent our food systems.  The dominant model of industrialised agriculture and globalised capitalist markets has failed to solve the problem of hunger, despite producing more than enough food for the needs of the world’s population.  Meanwhile, it is harming the environment, creating inequality, and contributing to health problems....
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US Jesuits call Dakota Access Pipeline decision “morally unacceptable”

28 February 2017
“Aquí se encuentra un importante punto de discordia entre la reserva y las empresas de gasoductos. Los Pueblos Indígenas tienen una gran reverencia por la tierra y el agua. Ellos saben que una calidad de vida razonable es imposible sin agua limpia y tierra apropiadamente manejada. Los mismos Pueblos Indígenas han sido testigos de la destrucción que la industria del petróleo y el gas ha hecho desde que se perforaron los primeros pozos." (De "Un Informe Especial sobre el Oleoducto Dakota Access en Standing Rock", The Millennium Report, 29 de octubre de 2016). Foto de: themillenniumreport.com

The US and Canada Provinces of the Society of Jesus wish to share with Ecojesuit their recent commentary on the decision by the US Army Corps of Engineers  to grant the final easement allowing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)  to be built under the Missouri River in North Dakota, USA, and doing away with...
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Standing Rock protests and UN concerns on human rights and indigenous peoples

30 November 2016
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Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe gathered the support of dozens of other tribes in North Dakota, USA, in recent months to protest the 1,172-mile (1,890 km) Dakota Access Pipeline, proposed in 2014 but expected to be completed this year. The pipeline, with a planned investment of US$ 3.8 billion and to be...
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Indigenous Peoples in 21st century Guyana: One People, One Nation, One Destiny

27 December 2013
Foto des: apaguyana.org

Paul Martin, SJ Amerindian Heritage Month is an annual observance in Guyana during September to honour its Indigenous Peoples. There is focus on languages, food, dance, lifestyles, and culture of the various Amerindian groups. But the point is that this is a celebration for all Guyanese, not just its Indigenous Peoples, as “they” are...
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