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2018 Joint statement of Bishops’ Conferences on climate justice

15 November 2018
“We expect energy-related CO2 emissions will increase once again in 2018 after growing in 2017.” (Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, 8 October 2018)

Church leaders of the continental groupings of episcopal conferences issued the following appeal to government leaders and representatives to work towards an ambitious implementation of the Paris Agreement for people and planet. There is a particular request for the COP24 Summit in Katowice, Poland next month to be a milestone on the path set...
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Fundamental role of water in creation and human development: 2018 message of Pope Francis for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

31 August 2018
Vie communautaire et eau dans un village de Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombie (Crédit photo: P Walpole)

Ecojesuit shares the message of Pope Francis for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation where he drew attention to water, its preciousness to life and fundamental role in creation and in human development, the privatization at the expense of human right to access water especially the poor, and the constant...
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Calling for change and ecological conversion in a new dialogue to care for our common home, Laudato Si’ three years after

15 July 2018
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Pope Francis addressed the participants at the International Conference marking the 3rd Anniversary of Laudato Si’, the environment encyclical letter shared with the world in 2015.  More than 200 people gathered at the New Synod Hall at the Vatican on 5 to 6 July 2018 to be part of the international conference organized by...
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Integral ecology and Indigenous Peoples

15 July 2018
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The international conference on Laudato Si’ on its third anniversary spoke about three urgent engagements in responding to the social and environmental challenges that our world faces in the current times. First is the economics of the present situation and its urgency and for which Pope Francis has already spoken with oil companies and urged...
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International Conference on the 3rd anniversary of Laudato Si’

30 June 2018
Ms Mercy Pakiwag, a Pulangiyen community member, shares her community’s concerns and actions in the culture and ecology session of the Living Laudato Si’ workshop recently held in Bendum, Mindanao, Philippines with around 30 Asia Pacific participants. The backdrop is a Pulangiyen community mural of their ancestral domain. Mercy joins the Vatican’s international conference on the 3rd anniversary of Laudato Si’ on 5 to 6 July. (Photo by A Ignacio/ESSC)

On the occasion of the third anniversary of Laudato Si’, the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development is organizing an International Conference on the 3rd Anniversary of Laudato Si’: Saving our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth from 5 to 6 July 2018. This conference aspires to communicate the deep...
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2018 Lenten Message of Pope Francis

15 February 2018
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Pope Francis released his message for the 2018 liturgical season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, 14 February and the theme of this year’s message is: “Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24:12).  Ecojesuit shares the full text of the Pope’s Lenten message that mentions...
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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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