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Reaffirming the urgent call to renew dialogue on building our planet’s future

30 November 2017
On their way to COP23, leaders from the Pacific island states met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Photo credit: spc.int

Ecojesuit shares the letter of Pope Francis to Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama  who officially hosted the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn, Germany from 6 to 17 November. Excellency, Nearly two years ago, the international community gathered within this UNFCCC forum, with most of its highest government representatives, and after a long and complex debate...
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Conversion to a human ecology and launching the Laudato Si’ Observatory: A Laudato Si’ international symposium in Costa Rica

30 November 2017
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The Catholic University of Costa Rica (Universidad Católica de Costa Rica) is organizing a Laudato Si’ international symposium on The Care of the Common Home: A Necessary Conversion to Human Ecology (El cuidado de la Casa Común: una conversión necesaria a la Ecología Humana) in collaboration with the Fondazione Vaticana Joseph Ratzinger-Benedetto XVI from...
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A reflection in Bonn during COP23: What change in lifestyle demands

15 November 2017
Bicicletas para ir y volver en el recinto de la COP23 en Bonn. Foto de: S. Miclat

Pedro Walpole The Ecojesuit team gathered in Bonn to take part in a global process that is reckoning with climate action.  During one of our sessions, Pedro shared reflections on Fr Arturo Sosa’s letters where we need to discern priorities and changes needed, in the global and local, and also changes in ourselves, in...
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Expanded Reason Award for Healing Earth

31 October 2017
The Expanded Reason award recipients at the Pontificia Academy of Sciences. The recipients are on the second level. The award ceremony was presided over by Fr. Frederico Lombardi, S.J. President of the Joseph Ratzinger – Pope Benedict XVI Foundation (left), Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi (center), and President Daniel Sada of Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (right). Photo Credit: Josef Toth

Healing Earth, a free-access online textbook in environmental science, ethics, spirituality and action for upper level secondary school students, beginning college and university students, and adult learners, received the Vatican’s Expanded Reason Award (Premios Razón Abierta) on 27 September, an award that celebrates and promotes “academic innovations… to broaden the horizons of reason.” Theology Professor...
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2017 World Day of Prayer for Creation: A joint message from the Vatican and from the Phanar

1 September 2017
Crédit photo: catholicecology.net

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew issued this brief joint statement on ecology for the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation, challenging “all people of goodwill to dedicate a time of prayer for the environment” so as “to change the way we perceive the world in order to change the way we relate...
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Pope Francis on looking at the future through a “you”

31 May 2017
In a video, His Holiness Pope Francis speaks at TED2017 - The Future You, April 24-28, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED

Good evening – or, good morning, I am not sure what time it is there.  Regardless of the hour, I am thrilled to be participating in your conference.  I very much like its title – “The Future You” – because, while looking at tomorrow, it invites us to open a dialogue today, to look at...
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The community and ascetic dimensions of Christian ecological commitment

31 January 2017
Los 17 Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible ilustrados por la Agencia Católica para el Desarrollo de Ultramar (CAFOD), que ha abogado por nuevos objetivos globales de desarrollo ya que sus socios compartieron que estos son “importantes para el trabajo que hacen con las comunidades de todo el mundo.” Foto de: cafod.org.uk

Jaime Tatay Nieto, SJ Many continue to examine the motivating factors behind the promulgation of Laudato si’ (LS), the first “ecological” encyclical in the history of Church social teaching.  The subject of LS goes far beyond the Catholic community and concerns every person who believes in a God who can act out of love,...
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Laudato si’ in action in Casa Velha

31 January 2017
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Inspired by Laudato si’ in caring for our common home, Casa Velha launched Walk for Change and for ecological conversion in January while preparing for the visit of Pope Francis to Fatima, Portugal on 12 and 13 May 2017. Walk for Change is part of the Juntos pela Mudança project or joint action for sustainable lifestyles,...
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Sharing Laudato si’ online resources

31 January 2017
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An online site Laudato si’- On care for our common home shares a selection of web-based annotated resources to better understand, apply, and communicate Laudato si’. The site was developed after the encyclical’s release in June 2015 and as a huge number of responses quickly flooded the web that included comments, reactions and introductory presentations...
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World leaders in Paris, Pope in Africa

30 November 2015
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Jaime Tatay Nieto, SJ It is no coincidence Pope Francis is in Africa while world leaders gather in Paris in the run-up to COP21. As part of a high-level Vatican strategy to catalyze action on climate change – in which Laudato si’ (LS) was a timely and well-planned element – Francis wants to offer...
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