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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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Good intentions are not enough

30 June 2012
Good intentions are not enough

Jose Ignacio García, SJ “Good intentions are not enough” is precisely the title of an article (reprinted in ESSCNews) written by our colleague, Peter Walpole, SJ as he was returning from the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in 1992 and held in Rio de Janeiro, also known as the Earth Summit. Peter...
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Jesuits and friends celebrate Creation

30 June 2012
Patxi Álvarez, SJ sharing a few words during the celebration.  Photo by: Jaime Tatay, SJ

Franclim Brito, SJ In order to give thanks to God for the activities took place here in Rio de Janeiro, Jesuits and colleagues gathered at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC) do Rio de Janeiro in the evening of 21st June. Amidst the pleasant outdoor environment and rich biodiversity of the University campus, Jesuits and...
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The germinal is in the marginal: Another world is possible

25 June 2012
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Mauricio López Oropeza The philosopher Martin Buber wrote in his essay “I and Thou” that humanity is going through an extremely stressing moment, where it’s very difficult to find alternatives.  According to Buber, despite these times or perhaps because of them, humankind will find hope.  If Buber is right, then another world is actually...
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Global March in the People’s Summit: Something new is being born

22 June 2012
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Gilberto Faggion and Lucas Luz On the afternoon of Wednesday 20th June, thousands of people gathered in the center of Rio de Janeiro for the Global March, organized by the “People’s Summit in Rio+20 for Social and Environmental Justice,” an event organized by global civil society.  Certainly, the Global March was not homogeneous, it...
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Four glimpses of the People’s Summit

22 June 2012
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Jaime Tatay FE Y ALEGRIA Fe y Alegria (FyA) is a “Movement for Integral Popular Education and Social Development.”  This movement directs its activities to the most impoverished and excluded sectors of the population, in order to empower them in their personal development and their participation in society.  FyA was born in Venezuela in...
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Prayer, 21st June, Rio+20

21 June 2012
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JUDGE A. Context in preparation for the day: The proposal for a green economy and its serious risks and challenges One of the basic premises underlying the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, is the concept of a “green economy.”  Most reflections, contributions, and areas of work of this international event revolve around...
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Catholic Church present at Rio

20 June 2012
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Jose Ignacio Garcia Today the Catholic Church has an important presence in Rio+20.  It started in the morning with a side event organized by CIDSE , the umbrella organization of European Catholic development agencies.  Under the not very concrete title: Sustainable Intensification, Agroecology – Right to Food and Climate and after the opening words...
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Prayer, 20th June 2012, Rio+20

20 June 2012
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SEE A. Context in preparation for the day: the current situation . The world in which we live is not the paradise we would like it to be.  Most of today’s problems with the environment are man-made. 1. Continued pressure on natural resources 2. Increasing deterioration of the environment due to inappropriate agricultural practices...
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First steps in Rio

18 June 2012
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Pedro Walpole & Jose Ignacio Garcia As the opening ceremony of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, widely known as Rio+20, approaches, voices announcing its very limited outcome, even failure, grow in intensity and number.  The memory of what happened in Copenhagen at the UN Conference on Climate Change generates doubts even among the...
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