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A renewed imagination in meeting our mission

31 July 2016
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José Ignacio García, SJ The Society of Jesus has some peculiarities in its form of government.  While supreme bodies of other religious congregations meet periodically every three, four, or five years, for the Jesuits, their supreme body called the General Congregation (GC) meets only to elect a new Superior General because of death, incapacity,...
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The Society of Jesus and Ecology

29 February 2016
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Patxi Álvarez, SJ (translated from Spanish by Joseph V Owens, SJ) There is an increasing ecological sensitivity in human communities throughout the world.  Our conscience pains us as we behold the mounting evidence of environmental devastation: contamination of air and soil, accumulation of toxic residues, cataclysmic natural disasters, extinction of species, and extreme climatic...
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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 resource and reference system developed as part of Ecojesuit’s commitment to the Jesuit mission on Reconciliation with Creation. It is a platform for sharing ongoing initiatives in ecology and sustainability. A wide array of online brochures, articles, and other publications are available, meticulously organized into dozens of sub-themes and categories. Links to...
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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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