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Justice in Mining: Protecting human rights and the environment

30 September 2016
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Justice in Mining  is a Global Ignatian Advocacy Network that works to protect human rights and the environment, and seeks to ensure mining only occurs where issues of equity and sustainability are addressed. Its new website, launched on 31 July 2016, Feast Day of Saint Ignatius, builds on its Facebook  presence, and is part...
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Understanding the impact of mining in La Nueva Esperanza, Honduras

15 June 2014
Forêt tropicale à Honduras. Crédit photo: worldlandtrust.org

Kirsti Tasala Honduras in Central America is a country of rich history, breathtaking geography, and generous people. But it is also a country struggling to deal with violence and where death threats are often carried out with impunity. The reasons for the violence are incredibly complex, but one issue that is increasingly connected to...
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Mining in Australia: A balanced and informed conversation needed

15 February 2013
Minerales y proyectos de energía, listado de abril de 2011. Foto det: Oficina australiana de agricultura y economía de recursos y ciencias, Departamento de agricultura, pesca y silvicultura, el Gobierno australiano

Scholastic Justin Glyn, SJ The role of mining in Australia is a complex one. Western Australia, in particular, is rich in iron ore while there are significant deposits of natural gas, gold, coal, uranium, opals, lead, and zinc scattered across the country. Mining and exporting these minerals are extremely lucrative.  According to the Australian...
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Governance of natural and mineral resources

15 September 2012
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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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Catholic social teaching and mining in the Philippines

15 September 2012
Visita a la mina de jóvenes indígenas en Claver, Surigao del Norte en Mindanao, Filipinas. Foto de: ESSC

Sylvia Miclat The Society of Jesus Social Apostolate (SJSA) in the Philippines, recognizing the complexity of the issues and the multiple views that mineral development give rise to, developed and released early this month “The Golden Mean in Mining: Talking Points.”  As SJSA Coordinator Robert Rivera, SJ writes, the talking points are meant “to...
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Jesuit engagement in mining discussions: Seeking the ethical basis for human development

30 June 2012
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Mariel de Jesus and Pedro Walpole, SJ As the Philippines awaits the Aquino administration’s new take on mining, it is valuable to revisit some of the issues and concerns surrounding mining in the Philippines. We can only hope that the new executive order takes these issues into consideration and seeks productive ways forward in...
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Corporate Social Responsibility in the Congolese mining companies

15 October 2010
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Two events have prompted a field mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as part of the project "Relational Peace Advocacy Network" (RPAN) of OCIPE in June 2010. First, the CEPAS, our partner in the Congo in the triangulation Brussels - Kinshasa and Washington, organized two workshops on social responsibility of extracting companies; and second,...
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