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The Ignatian Way: Building a responsible and sustainable tourism destination

15 October 2013
Peregrinos haciendo el camino. Foto de: J Lluís Iriberri

Josep Lluís Iriberri, SJ The Ignatian Way  emerged as a source of reflection on the values of responsible tourism during the 7th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations: Barcelona-Catalunya early this month, with Turismo Sant Ignasi, the tourism school of the Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, Spain hosting the event. Responsible tourism is...
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Spiritual conversations on the frontiers of Ignatian ecological commitment

15 August 2013
La belleza de Beirut. Foto de: P Walpole

Pedro Walpole, SJ Meeting the Christian Life Community family during their 16th General Assembly in Beirut, Lebanon was an energetic gathering with a long schedule of meetings, reflections, and fellowship. It made a great difference in having the gathering in Beirut and hearing from the local community and the community of neighbouring Syria. The...
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Saint Ignatius in nature’s embrace: A 3-D view, Retrospective-Perspective-Reflective

31 May 2013
Loyola paisaje, 2011. Foto de: P Walpole

Hedwig Lewis, SJ Retrospective: Loyola Valley Guipúzcoa, Spain, in the 16th century, was one of three Basque Provinces (with Alava and Vizcaya) beyond the Pyrenees.1 At the end of the 15th century, the kingdom of Castile and Leon, of central and northern Spain claimed jurisdiction over the Basque province of Guipúzcoa where the house...
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Jesuits seeking global cooperation: Water for All

15 March 2013
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The world is again recognising water as the basis of all life.  Water for all is an integrated worldview of human development and care for the environment, rather than a fragmented use of resources.  The big challenge is in securing the basic water needs for the many who do not have access and for...
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Living lightly and lovingly

15 February 2013
Garrett (segundo desde la izquierda), con otros novicios de clases de entrada 2010 y 2011 en un recorrido en bicicleta de Saint Paul y Minneapolis, MN en los Estados Unidos, durante la semana de orientación 2011. Foto de: G Gundlach

Scholastic Garrett Gundlach, SJ I have to admit right away that the main reason why people call me a ‘Jesuit tree hugger’ is because I literally hug trees.  In fact, Google-image-search my name, and the proof is right there, in green plaid and brown bark.  But with a semester under my belt as a...
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Blessed are the peacemakers

15 January 2013
Foto de: Global Environmental Outlook 5, UNEP, 2012

Al Fritsch, SJ Several issues require longer-term cooperative efforts.  Our world has a human-generated environmental “cliff,” namely, climate change effects:  frequent weather extremes, oceans rising 3.2 millimeters per year, and carbon dioxide increasing at 2 ppm per year and expected to reach a catastrophic 650 ppm by 2050, or a 4oC temperature rise.  Europe...
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Reconciliation with creation: Updates on JCAP’s strategy on ecology

15 January 2013
Photo credit: Pedro Walpole

Pedro Walpole and Iris Legal The awareness and gratitude for our human environment and our place in a global ecology continues to grow amongst Jesuit people – Jesuits and lay people who share at the institutional, social, formational, and community levels of our mission.  Areas of concern are continuously emerging as issues and occasions...
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Reconciliation with creation and international networking for advocacy

31 December 2012
Jesuitas y colaboradores laicos en noviembre de 2008 en Madrid, España, en el Taller de Incidencia Ignaciana donde se definieron cinco áreas temáticas: migraciones, ecología, gobernanza de recursos naturales y minerales, educación y derechos humanos. Foto de: ignatianadvocacy.wordpress.com

Christina Kheng “The environment will be healed as we ourselves are healed.”  This could perhaps be a thought-provoking statement to ponder upon as we enter the holy season of Advent and also the Year of Faith.  In our reflections on this topic, we see by now that reconciliation with creation has a lot to...
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The dream of an older Jesuit

15 December 2012
Foto de: actapublications.com & csjthewell.org

John Surette, SJ (NEN) “Your old men shall dream dreams and your young men shall see visions.” (Joel 3:1) I have been a member of our Society for fifty-five years and have just turned seventy-eight years of age.  On the occasion of my birthday I desire to share with you my dream for our...
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Moving the ecological agenda: An emerging commitment to water

15 November 2012
El misionero jesuita actividad en la región de los Grandes Lagos de América del Norte, con nuevas culturas y paisajes de los que podemos aprender hoy. Foto de: Pedro Walpole

Jose Ignacio Garcia, SJ After GC35, the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES) of the Curia in Rome created a working group that wrote a document entitled: Healing a Broken World (HBW).  The intention was to explore the third decree of GC35 on the need for “reconciliation with creation.” HBW aimed to make this...
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