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Teaching poverty, teaching transparency in our business schools

15 August 2013
Impacto del “agribusiness” en un paisaje del Medio-oeste de EUA, Julio de 2013: acuíferos y lechos de ríos secos, los ríos ya no llegan al mar, degradación de la calidad de agua y los ecosistemas. Foto des: P Walpole

Pedro Walpole, SJ Poverty is a topic not often tackled in business schools.  The challenge today is in our willingness to really teach poverty in our schools of business, to teach how poverty is sustained in a neo-liberal economy, or when this economy has its ups and downs and the poor cannot cope or...
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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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EITI in the Philippines, a step forward globally but problems remain locally

15 June 2013
Extracción minera de oro blanco en la selva, sur de Filipinas. Foto de: P Walpole

Pedro Walpole, SJ The Philippines was recently accepted as a candidate country to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a globally developed set of standards and processes that ensures more transparency and better governance of mineral resources in a country. The EITI process assures that what the company pays and what the government receives...
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What it is to climb a mountain

30 April 2013
Foto de: P Walpole

Pedro Walpole, SJ China has one of the most expansive limestone plateaus in the world, and it is in south China that the most diverse karst landscape developed. The south is believed to have the largest single karst area in the world, including eastern Yunnan. China’s karst landscape stretches through eight provinces in southern...
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Sustainability science from the mountains: The Bendum Ecology and Culture Center in Mindanao, Philippines

31 March 2013
Limpieza de los árboles de Bendum a ser utilizados en el momento de albañilería de la escuela y la nueva siembra de especies autóctonas de la comunidad, que aún está a la espera de derechos de uso de la tierra final. Foto de: P Walpole

Pedro Walpole, SJ Rio+20 concluded with a loose package of commitments for action and agreement by world leaders for achieving the “future we want” – that is for all.  Civil society is called to take up a participative role in this though the process is not clear.  Many agree that sustainable development goals must...
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Sustainability development in schools, Hong Kong

31 March 2013
Segregación de basura y reciclaje en la escuela y paraíso verde, donde los estudiantes de la planta. Foto de: The Wah Yan Times; P Walpole

Pedro Walpole, SJ Sustainability is something that many schools in Asia Pacific are developing.  Schools are seeking to find ways to inform and involve students as well as teachers, parents and others to have shared responsibility of the environment. Schools visit other “green” campuses to see what are practical and sustainable for their own...
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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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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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When we are not free: The role of teachers

30 March 2012
Teachers at APC. Photo Credit: APC

Pedro Walpole, SJ Today in the Philippines, the traditional respect for teachers as the point of truth and integrity in community is being whittled away, as has community.  And yet there are stories that show us all is not lost. I watch the teachers in our mountain community in Bukidnon, Philippines struggle with lesson...
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Culture and ecology at APC, Philippines

16 December 2011
Estudiantes de Pulangiyen. Foto de: Pedro Walpole

Pedro Walpole, SJ Cultural and personal identity are central in forming children’s environmental attitudes during elementary and high school for the Pulangiyen community, an upland indigenous community in northern Mindanao in the Philippines. The Apu Palamguwan Cultural Education Center (APC) is a school that emerged from the desires of the Pulangiyen people on the...
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