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Praying with Creation and forming communities of practice and justice

30 April 2018
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Pedro Walpole SJ Environment is relationship, it is community, it is family.  Saint Francis knew this.  The land gives us life, gives us food, filters our water and gives us a home. Just because we make cement, steel girders, motors, microchips, and robots with our intelligence and extract all things from the land, our...
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Reaffirming the urgent call to renew dialogue on building our planet’s future

30 November 2017
On their way to COP23, leaders from the Pacific island states met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Photo credit: spc.int

Ecojesuit shares the letter of Pope Francis to Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama  who officially hosted the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn, Germany from 6 to 17 November. Excellency, Nearly two years ago, the international community gathered within this UNFCCC forum, with most of its highest government representatives, and after a long and complex debate...
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A Latin American and Caribbean gathering in Quito on integral ecology

30 November 2017
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Rigobert Minani SJ In a joint discernment in the light of the encyclical Laudato Si’, around 120 delegates gathered in Quito, Ecuador from 23 to 27 November for the first Latin American and Caribbean gathering on integral ecology with the theme Disciples-Missionaries, custodians of creation and discussed concerns on human rights, development models, climate...
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Asia Pacific Jesuits in the time of Laudato si’

31 January 2017
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Pedro Walpole, SJ Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP) established Reconciliation with Creation, a comprehensive program that aims to enable greater environmental awareness and participation in caring for all forms of life.  As part of this program, Jesuit pastoral ministries with the poor and beyond are integrating social and ecological objectives. Meanwhile, Jesuit schools are...
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Connection, disconnection, reconnection: The radical vision of Laudato si’

30 November 2016
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Anthony Annett, PhD In reflecting upon those aspects of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato si’ that seem most relevant to COP22 and beyond, I focus on interconnectedness, a theme that pervades the entire encyclical and explore three key points: Laudato si’ posits a deep connection between human beings among themselves and with the created world,...
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10 simple steps to till and keep our side of Eden

30 June 2016
“…(H)asta qué punto son inseparables la preocupación por la naturaleza, la justicia con los pobres, el compromiso con la sociedad y la paz interior.” (Laudato si’, 10). Foto de: P Walpole

Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ This list of 10 simple steps we can take to cultivate and care for this garden in which God has placed us are by no means exhaustive and are only meant to stimulate us to create our own lists, borne from our own experience and desires.  Let the lists be...
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Stepping beyond Paris with hope in a better world

15 January 2016
Scolastiques et frères Jésuites réunis à Leyte, aux Philippines, après avoir visité les régions ravagées par Haiyan, engageant des conversations directement avec les communautés locales, les gouvernements locaux, et des groupes d’aide de l’Église, tout en apprenant à comprendre comment réagir en cas de catastrophe dans le cadre d’une écologie intégrante dans l’accompagnement des personnes vulnérables qui sont à la marge de la société. Crédit photo: Scholastic Harry Setianto Sunaryo, SJ

Pedro Walpole, SJ For 12 days of Christmas last month, around 30 Asian Jesuit scholastics moved around Leyte, Philippines to meet people pulling their lives together in a disaster landscape. They also learned about risk management, which is clearly part of the new life strategy at the margins. Haiyan, the perfect storm, rode for...
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Ecology and hope, a formation path to ecology and theology

15 January 2016
Les jeunes participants aux activités de l'Écologie et Espérance offerts par La Plateforme & Co

Xavier de Benaze, SJ La plateforme and Co  is a youth apostolate activity launched during the school year 2013-2014 in Paris by the French Jesuits and aims to integrate different Jesuit youth ministry initiatives in Paris and also to promote new ones. Twenty young people then gathered and asked themselves “What do we do...
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Laudato si’ and integral ecology: Do not be afraid

15 October 2015
El valor web y las fronteras planetarias. Foto de: International Civil Society Centre

Pedro Walpole “Do not be afraid” could well have been Pope Francis’ opening words in this encyclical, as he asks us to go deeper, and not to fear going deeper, into our daily life experience: “Inner peace is closely related to care for ecology and for the common good because, lived out authentically, it...
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Greener churches and ethical investing: Helping shape environmental and social decisions

15 August 2015
Mercado dominical de frutas y verduras orgánicas de pequeños productores en la parroquia de la Archidiocesis de Cagayan de Oro en el norte de Mindanao, Filipinas. Foto de: S Miclat

Michael L Tan The papal encyclical Laudato si’ sparked many discussions about the relationship of religion to environmental conservation. What I’d like to see more of, especially in the Philippines, are greener churches, literally and figuratively. Churches in the Philippines – Catholic, Protestant, or Iglesia ni Cristo – as well as mosques, would do...
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