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Responding through reconciliation

30 November 2016
Session de clôture de la CG 36. Crédit photo: gc36.org

José Ignacio García, SJ The recent 36th General Congregation (GC 36) of the Jesuits has been a new opportunity to reflect on the challenges we have in front of us as a community of the Church and to find our capacities – and fears – to respond to them. The election of Father Arturo...
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Strengths and weaknesses of Ignatian spirituality in the path towards ecological conversion

31 October 2015
«Si nous nous approchons de la nature et de l’environnement sans cette ouverture à l’étonnement et à l’émerveillement, si nous ne parlons plus le langage de la fraternité et de la beauté dans notre relation avec le monde, nos attitudes seront celles du dominateur, du consommateur ou du pur exploiteur de ressources, incapable de fixer des limites à ses intérêts immédiats. En revanche, si nous nous sentons intimement unis à tout ce qui existe, la sobriété et le souci de protection jailliront spontanément.» (Laudato si’, n.11) Crédit photo: P Walpole in Bendum, Philippines

José Ignacio García, SJ Ecology has become a crucial topic of our time. The present model of economic development based on huge industrialization and the consequent consumerism has become the core of our social life. This model is sustained by other important elements such as technological innovation, the advertising industry, and financial activity. There...
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A fair energy transition

15 September 2014
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José Ignacio García, SJ The energy transition is an urgent need because of the depletion of fossil fuels, the response to climate change, and to ensure the energy independence of our societies. It can also be an opportunity to promote a new model of social justice. From 10 to 12 September, the conference A...
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Violence in India

30 September 2013
El centro de desarrollo de recursos humanos JOHAR en Dumka, Jharkhand, establecida en 2000 y donde ahora funciona Fr David Solomon, SJ. Foto de: dumkaraiganjjesuits.com

José Ignacio García, SJ We frequently witness violent events, the media bring them to our living rooms or straight to our computers. As these events unfold, we also easily lose memory of when the last car bomb was that we saw on TV, or when the last attack on people leaving a worship place...
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Climate change 2013: The physical science basis and the human response needed

30 September 2013
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José Ignacio García, SJ The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a major effort by the scientific community to provide evidence to decision makers and the general public on the mechanisms and effects of climate change. This time, 259 authors from 39 different countries worked on voluntary basis, as it is the IPCC...
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GIAN-Ecology in Stockholm, Sweden

31 August 2013
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José Ignacio García, SJ When the core group of GIAN-Ecology met in Chicago in November 2012 and discussed its strategy for the next two years, we considered several issues where our efforts will likely concentrate. Finally after intense and very interesting discussions, we decided that the theme of water, or even better, Water for...
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Biofuels, an uncertain path

15 July 2013
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José Ignacio García, SJ Biofuels emerged as a promising source of renewable energy but it was soon evident that its possibilities are much more limited  than the expectations placed on them. Specifically in Europe, quite ambitious targets were set and in fact, it was expected that 10% of the fuel used in transportation (gasoline...
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A spirituality that reconciles us with creation

30 June 2013
Pantaron en Mindanao, Filipinas. Foto de: P Walpole

José Ignacio Garcia, SJ The latest issue of Promotio Iustitiae, the highly-respected publication of the Social Apostolate, is titled “A spirituality that reconciles us with creation” and was recently released by the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES) from the Jesuit Curia in Rome. Ecojesuit strongly recommends the reading of this valuable issue and...
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Water and ethics

15 March 2013
Desde la Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos. Foto de: Water Spouts

Jose Ignacio Garcia, SJ At our last meeting of the Ignatian Advocacy Network on Ecology in November 2012, we decided to focus the next two or three years on the issue of water.  Of course, each centre involved and those who can join the network in the future will maintain their own priorities, but...
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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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