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A call to dialogue on the sustainability of life

31 July 2016
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An opportunity to reflect, discuss, and explore actions to respond to the sustainability of life across several ministries in the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP) is offered through a conference titled A Call to Dialogue on the Sustainability of Life in the ASEAN Context at the Sanata Dharma University in Yogyakarta on 8 to...
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Students write about the environmental challenges in Asturias

15 July 2016
Parque Nacional de Picos de Europa es una Reserva de la Biosfera por la UNESCO desde 2002 y está situado entre las regiones de Asturias, Cantabria y León, en la Cordillera Cantábrica, en el norte de España. Foto de: spain.info

On the occasion of the release of the encyclical Laudato si’ at the Colegio Santo Ángel de la Guarda  in Gijón, Asturias in Spain, a course on environmental ethics was taught and intended to address crucial questions for understanding the care of the land and sustainability in the region. The ethics course has a...
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Reconciling with creation and renewing mission in Micronesia and beyond

30 June 2016
Los participantes en el taller JCAP en Bendum con la cordillera de Pantaron como telón de fondo, Dave está en la última fila, el 9º por la izquierda. Foto de: A Ignacio

David Andrus, SJ In a brief report to the Jesuits of Micronesia, David Andrus, SJ shares his experience as one of the participants to the Reconciling with Creation Reflection Workshop of the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP)  held at the Culture and Ecology Center in Bendum, Philippines from 6 to 10 June 2016. I...
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From carbon challenges to community gardens, living and taking action on Laudato si’

30 June 2016
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The Ignatian Solidarity Network and the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States worked collaboratively to create a listing of how Jesuit ministries responded to Laudato si’ since its release last year.  Jesuit institutions are taking stock of their response to the pope’s rallying cry to care for our common home and every...
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10 simple steps to till and keep our side of Eden

30 June 2016
“…(H)asta qué punto son inseparables la preocupación por la naturaleza, la justicia con los pobres, el compromiso con la sociedad y la paz interior.” (Laudato si’, 10). Foto de: P Walpole

Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ This list of 10 simple steps we can take to cultivate and care for this garden in which God has placed us are by no means exhaustive and are only meant to stimulate us to create our own lists, borne from our own experience and desires.  Let the lists be...
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Promoting spirituality as a sustainable action

31 May 2016
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José Eizaguirre, in an interview by Paula Sendín Ecojesuit shares a brief interview of José Eizaguirre abou his recent book Todo confluye: Espíritu y espiritualidad en los movimientos altermundistas (Everything comes together: Spirit and spirituality in alternative lifestyles).  He spoke with Paula Sendín about his thoughts on people’s search for simpler lifestyles, seeking the...
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CLC’s Progressio Supplement #72: Caring for creation

31 May 2016
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The Ecology Commission of Christian Life Community (CLC) developed Progressio Supplement #72: Caring for Creation that focused on matters of ecology and environmental concerns, and stands as CLC’s contribution to the ongoing action in the ecology frontier, one of the priorities of the Lebanon World Assembly. The CLC discussion on the theme of ecology...
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Signing the Paris Agreement and understanding Earth as our Mother on Earth Day

30 April 2016
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Catherine Devitt Earth Day, celebrated 22 April, is the annual event which brings together millions of people from around the globe to express support for environmental protection.  Earth Day 2016 marks the 46th anniversary of the first Earth Day which is often credited as playing a fundamental role in launching the modern environmental movement....
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Responding to the cracks in the planet

30 April 2016
“Las sequías plantean la amenaza más generalizada en la región de Asia Pacífico.  La escasez de agua en las economías lluvia sensible podría desencadenar condiciones de desestabilización, como la crisis energética, la migración humana y animal, la escasez de alimentos, y los incendios forestales - que conduce a conflictos y la vulnerabilidad regional.” (Del informe “El Niño: Potential Asia Pacific Impacts” de la Administración Nacional Oceánica y Atmosférica, Octubre 2015)

Mark Raper, SJ Ecojesuit is happy to share the Earth Day message of Mark Raper, SJ, President of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific (JCAP) on 22 April 2016, originally published in JCAP eNews. There are “the cracks in the planet”.  As we mark Earth Day today, I am reminded of the startlingly fresh...
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A call to share transformed lifestyles for action

30 April 2016
«À l’échelle mondiale, des millions de personnes vulnérables connaissent la faim et une pauvreté grandissantes en raison des sécheresses et des inondations comme conséquence d’un phénomène climatique: El Niño.  Ce phénomène n’est pas un événement météorologique isolé, mais un motif climatique qui se produit tous les deux à sept ans et dure 9-12 mois.  Cet événement particulier est l’un des plus graves dans un demi-siècle et le plus fort El Niño depuis 1997/1998, qui avait tué environ 21.000 personnes et a causé des dommages aux infrastructures jusqu’à une valeur de 36 milliards de $.»

Jesuits and work colleagues in the Asia Pacific region are gathering at the Culture and Ecology Center in Bendum, Bukidnon in the Philippines for a three-day environmental reflection workshop from 6 to 10 June 2016 to discuss and share how transformed lifestyles are moving a more meaningful and effective response to environmental and social...
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