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Governance of natural and mineral resources

15 September 2012
Miembros participantes de GIAN-GNMR, Londres, Septiembre 2012

Michael Livingstone Throughout the world, many communities are struggling to deal with the consequences of extraction and exploitation of natural and mineral resources.  The problems that poor and marginalised communities often face include the loss of lands on which their livelihoods depend, with little or no compensation, environmental degradation, health related impacts, and conflict...
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Granja Escuela Popol Ja, a Jesuit center for agroforestry training in Guatemala

31 August 2012
Bienvenido a la granja escuela. Foto de: I Blasco and J Tatay

Ignacio Blasco, SJ and Jaime Tatay, SJ The Granja Escuela Popol Ja (or Popol Ja Farm School) is part of the Jesuit parish La Natividad de la Virgen María in Santa Maria Chiquimula, Totonicapán in Guatemala.  The farm is located next to a Fe y Alegría school (Centro de Educación Integral Indigena Popol Ja)...
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Where are we heading? From Bendum to Rio and back again

14 August 2012
Jaime Tatay, SJ. Foto de: Jesuitas y amigos trabajando por el futuro que queremos en Río

Pedro Walpole, SJ I went from a mountain village in Southern Philippines to attend the global meetings in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the land of magnificent bornhardts and beaches.  Heading back up the mountains after the discussions, what do I have to bring with me and what do 50,000 other people returning home have...
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Ignatian Eco Retreat in India, November 2012

14 August 2012
Sawantwadi, la casa de retiros está situada a orillas de un hermoso lago cerca de Goa junto a la línea de ferrocarril de Konkan. El lago y las verdes colinas que lo rodean hacen del lugar un sitio especial para el encuentro con Dios a través de la naturaleza.

Rappai Poothokaren, SJ An eco retreat is planned for Jesuits to experience and relish the presence of the Lord in His creation.  It would follow the Ignatian approach to God’s creation and our relationship with Him in Nature.  Robert Athickal, SJ, who has been initiating a “new Cosmology for our Times” for more than...
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Jesuits and friends celebrate Creation

30 June 2012
Patxi Álvarez, SJ sharing a few words during the celebration.  Photo by: Jaime Tatay, SJ

Franclim Brito, SJ In order to give thanks to God for the activities took place here in Rio de Janeiro, Jesuits and colleagues gathered at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC) do Rio de Janeiro in the evening of 21st June. Amidst the pleasant outdoor environment and rich biodiversity of the University campus, Jesuits and...
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Rio+20 Summit is on

20 June 2012
Foto de:  International Institute for Sustainable Development-Reporting Services

Robert Athickal, SJ Rio de Janeiro, 18 June: The long awaited Rio+20 Summit is on.  Over 20,000 people have descended into the sprawling metropolis of Rio de Janeiro. The auditoriums, parley halls, venues for side events and the exhibition stalls are spread out in the Barra da Tijuca area, a hour of drive away...
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Empowering rural communities in Zambia: Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre

24 October 2011
Solar box oven manufactured at KATC. Photo Credit: KATC

Paul Desmarais, SJ Developing local strategies to conserve environmental resources, and providing lifelong education in sustainable farming: these are the central tasks of the Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre (KATC) in Zambia.  Situated about 30 km northeast of Lusaka, Zambia’s capital and largest city, the Centre retrains rural subsistence farmers in organic agriculture.  Operated by...
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Jesuit response to environmental and ecological challenges: healing a broken world

20 September 2011
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In the time leading up to the General Congregation (GC) 35, there was much excitement about how the supreme governing body of the Society of Jesus would treat the subject of ecology.  The GC 34 (1995) recognized its importance but did not come to discuss the issue and asked Father General to study it...
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Reflections from the Task Force on Ecology

20 September 2011
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“Healing a Broken World” is the title of the just published report by the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat in Rome and is the latest issue of the electronic review Promotio Iustitiae.  A Task Force (TF) on Ecology, organized at the request of Father General, produced the report as the response called for in...
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Flights for Forests

20 September 2011
Para la juventud ambiente, Battambang-Cambodia. Foto de: Sch. Mark Lopez,SJ

Aviation accounts for 4 to 9 percent of the climate change impact of human activity.  With more and more people flying, air travel is set to become the world’s largest single contributor to environmental damage and global warming. Recognising that the Jesuit mission requires many Jesuits to fly frequently to work together for greater...
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