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Engaging with minds and hearts for the Mekong River, a threatened Mother

31 October 2015
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Gabriel Lamug-Nañawa, SJ Cambodia is usually known for its ancient stone temples, of which Angkor Wat is the most famous, or for the genocide that happened at the hands of the Khmer Rouge during the period of 1975-1979, which claimed around two million people. Cambodia also used to be the country with the most...
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Laudato si’ and integral ecology: Do not be afraid

15 October 2015
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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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Celebrating science in the service of society, 150 years of the Manila Observatory

15 October 2015
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Wendy Clavano and Joshua Ruizo The Manila Observatory (MO), a Jesuit research institution in the Philippines, celebrates 150 years of existence that started with simple instruments to study the weather and continues now to contribute to advancing the awareness and understanding of the natural environment. A conference on Scientific Frontiers: Serving the Peripheries in...
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Ecostream: Sharing ecology and sustainability initiatives

31 August 2015
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Ecostream is an online ecology resource and reference system developed as part of Ecojesuit’s commitment to the Jesuit mission on Reconciliation with Creation and where ongoing initiatives and activities, programs and projects on ecology and sustainability of various Jesuit institutions and other communities around the world are shared. Ecostream provides an organized reference system...
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An interview with ESSC on Reconciling with Creation

30 March 2015
Personal de ESSC durante un taller de planificación en Bendum, en la provincia de Bukidnon. Foto des: A Ignacio, ESSC

Scholastic Patrick Nogoy, SJ interviewing Sylvia Miclat Care for the environment is popularly promoted today in various programs, documentaries, films, and advocacies, with endorsements from political leaders and celebrities like Al Gore and Leonardo di Caprio; however, translating this care into effective strategies and actions which have meaningful impact remains a challenge. The 35th...
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Healing a broken world from our communities: Thinking and praying on the gift of creation

15 November 2014
Miembros de comunidades cristianas locales se organizan y debaten cómo vivir de forma ecológica en su realidad local

Jaime Tatay, SJ In his first homily as Pope, on 24 April 2005, Benedict XVI said: “The external deserts in the world are growing, because the internal deserts have become so vast. Therefore the earth’s treasures no longer serve to build God’s garden for all to live in, but they have been made to...
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GNMR Update: Responding to equity and sustainability concerns in the governance of mineral and natural resources

15 August 2014
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The first issue of the GNMR Update, an e-newsletter that shares the work and activities of the Governance of Natural and Mineral Resources (GNMR) Network, was released this month. The GNMR Network  is a network of Jesuit organizations and individuals working to address issues of equity and sustainability in the governance of natural and...
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Pope Francis’ call to be eco-revolutionaries

31 January 2014
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Al Fritsch, SJ A Christian who is not a revolutionary today is not a Christian. Pope Francis Being a Christian involves obedience. It’s easier to obey a superior we like unless he makes the likeable somewhat difficult. Jesuits, with our special vow, think this affable Pope is easy to follow when he asks us...
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Ecojesuit 2010-2013: Renewing our commitment to contribute to healing a broken world

29 November 2013
Ecojesuit participated in the UN Rio+20 Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last June 2012, publishing a daily issue for one full week that covered the major
discussions, with support from SJES Secretary Patxi Alvarez (second from left) and other colleaguesotros colegas

The Ecojesuit Team Ecology and Jesuits in Communication or Ecojesuit  was launched as a monthly online newsletter in November 2010 and was a first significant action from the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN) Ecology which emerged from the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat after GC35. Ecological concerns were identified as one of the five...
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Memory and mission, Gangjeong reflections

15 October 2013
La emergente estructura del puerto en la distancia está rompiendo la roca natural y la tradición de la pesca por las mujeres de la comunidad. Foto de: P Walpole

Pedro Walpole, SJ The following are excerpts from the reflections of Pedro Walpole, SJ upon his visit to Gangjeong Village, Jeju Island in South Korea last May 2013. The village is also the site of an ongoing protest against the construction of a naval base. Francis Mun-su Park, SJ, director of the Jesuit Research...
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