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A soul-sized challenge in turning our consciousness and actions 180 degrees

31 March 2017
In May 2016, it was reported that five vegetated reef islands in the Solomon Islands in southwest Pacific vanished, with a further six experiencing severe receding shorelines, due to sea-level rise. This emerged from an Australian study that analyzed coastal dynamics from a sea-level rise hotspot by Simon Albert, et al (http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/11/5/054011), who used time series aerial and satellite imagery of the 33 islands from 1947 to 2014, along with historical insight and local knowledge. Photo credit: un.org

John Surette, SJ Ecojesuit shares this timely piece from the National Catholic Reporter, as John Surette, SJ urgently reminds us of the soul-sized challenge in turning our consciousness and actions 180 degrees to respond to the climate disruption that humanity faces this century. In biblical times, repentance manifested itself in external signs such as...
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Renewing ecological life and mission

30 June 2016
Approfondir l’action écologique parmi les participants à l’atelier JCAP en tant que communautés de pratique. Crédit photo: A Ignacio

JCAP Reconciliation with Creation team Beginning with gratitude and reflecting on the letter of Father General Adolfo Nicolás in preparation for the 36th General Congregation, the Reconciling with Creation Reflection workshop recently held at the Culture and Ecology Center in Bendum, Bukidnon, Philippines renewed life and mission for 35 participants from 10 member countries...
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Laudato si’ and integral ecology: Do not be afraid

15 October 2015
El valor web y las fronteras planetarias. Foto de: International Civil Society Centre

Pedro Walpole “Do not be afraid” could well have been Pope Francis’ opening words in this encyclical, as he asks us to go deeper, and not to fear going deeper, into our daily life experience: “Inner peace is closely related to care for ecology and for the common good because, lived out authentically, it...
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A call to dialogue on sustainability science and values

31 July 2015
Foto de: GIAN–Ecology

The Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN)-Ecology continues to pursue the call to dialogue on sustainability science and values that emerged from previous discussions in Stockholm, Sweden in 2013  and in Bukidnon, Philippines last year. The release of the papal environment encyclical, Laudato si’, has made this call for dialogue more urgent. Discussions for action...
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Updates from the scientific community on planetary boundaries, global temperature, and sea level rise

31 January 2015
Photo credits: Stockholm Resilience Centre

Recent reports from some scientific organizations are indicating that human demands on the Earth are pushing the planet to the limit and that our subsequent responses – social, economic, political – need to adapt to these updated biophysical realities. Planetary boundaries 2.0: Four out of nine crossed the safe threshold The Stockholm Resilience Centre,...
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The Pope and Tacloban: Social and economic inclusion of the poor in post-disaster response and humanity’s need to reconcile with Creation

15 January 2015
Barangay Anibong, ciudad de Tacloban en Leyte, Filipinas espera la llegada del Papa Francisco. Foto de: Vincent Go for ABS-CBNnews.com

Pedro Walpole The visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines is a religious and deeply cultural occasion. Though he asked for no images of himself to be posted, the country is adorned with images of a man who inspires love, mercy and peace. The sentiment of the people and the hope he inspires combine...
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Shifting minds and hearts for a sustainable world: The Stockholm Dialogue on sustainability science and values

31 October 2014
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By the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN)-Ecology The Stockholm Dialogue is premised on the realities that our planet’s fragility and humanity’s vulnerability are increasingly laid bare through the environmental and social concerns that challenge our generation. Prevailing social and economic development models can no longer remain indifferent to these realities. And responding to this challenge...
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Humanity’s challenge: To work within the safe operating space of planetary and landscape boundaries

15 June 2014
W Steffen, P Crutzen, J McNeill, Crédit photo: M Klum

Andreas Carlgren This is what we humans face as the huge challenge for our common future: If we keep Earth within the safe operating space of planetary boundaries, and we work with and integrate within the boundaries of its landscapes, humanity and the world can thrive. But if we transgress these scientifically drawn boundaries,...
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