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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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Justice in Mining: Protecting human rights and the environment

30 September 2016
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Justice in Mining  is a Global Ignatian Advocacy Network that works to protect human rights and the environment, and seeks to ensure mining only occurs where issues of equity and sustainability are addressed. Its new website, launched on 31 July 2016, Feast Day of Saint Ignatius, builds on its Facebook  presence, and is part...
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Seattle University’s efforts in campus sustainability and working for environmental justice

15 September 2016
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The Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability (CEJS) at Seattle University welcomed 160 participants at its recently held 2nd biennial Just Sustainability Conference that offered an opportunity for academics and practitioners to share ideas and discuss solutions to shared sustainability challenges.  Participants included faculty, staff, and students, grassroots activists and non-profit organizations, and representatives from agencies...
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COP 22 in Marrakech: Technology and compassion

15 August 2016
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The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) on 7 to 18 November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco is geared towards encouraging countries to commit to a low-carbon economy, developing National Adaptation Plans that incorporate their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and low emission development strategy...
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Young EarthKeepers at Saint Aloysius’ College, Milson’s Point

15 August 2016
Peter Hosking, SJ, Rector of Saint Aloysius’ College-Milson’s Point with some of the Year 3 students during the EarthKeepers training.

It was an amazing experience for Year 3 students of Saint Aloysius’ College Milson’s Point in Australia who joined last May 2016 the North Sydney EarthKeepers Program, developed by Virginia Cobb, a Year 6 teacher, and Alex Moors, a parent member of Saint Aloysius’ Sustainability Committee, with a lot of assistance from Helen Eggelton...
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Solidarity, a fundamental principle for a sustainable world

31 July 2016
Campos secos en Lesotho en el sur de África debido a la sequía provocada por El Niño que en 2015 y 2016, uno de los más fuertes jamás registrados y que resultó en graves crisis alimentarias y de agua en la región. Foto de: FAO

Jean-Christian Ndoki, SJ Since Lynn White’s article “The Historical Roots of our Ecologic Crisis” in 1967 and the Brundtland Report on “Our Common Future” in 1987, a great number of texts have been published and several meetings held on the issues of ecology and sustainability, the most recent being Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato si’...
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A call to dialogue on the sustainability of life

31 July 2016
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An opportunity to reflect, discuss, and explore actions to respond to the sustainability of life across several ministries in the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP) is offered through a conference titled A Call to Dialogue on the Sustainability of Life in the ASEAN Context at the Sanata Dharma University in Yogyakarta on 8 to...
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Ecostream: Sharing ecology and sustainability initiatives

31 August 2015
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Ecostream is an online ecology resource and reference system developed as part of Ecojesuit’s commitment to the Jesuit mission on Reconciliation with Creation and where ongoing initiatives and activities, programs and projects on ecology and sustainability of various Jesuit institutions and other communities around the world are shared. Ecostream provides an organized reference system...
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Active engagement in fossil fuel divestment and reinvestment in other sources needs patient trust

30 March 2015
Día global de la desinversión el pasado 13 y 14 de febrero en Melbourne, Australia. Foto de: gofossilfree.org

John Sealey As we discussed the risks, nuts, and bolts of fossil fuel divestment during the recent Second Annual Climate Change Conference hosted by the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Loyola University Chicago, I shared the prayer Patient Trust that Jesuit scientist and theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin wrote. “Above all, trust in the slow...
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Caring for creation: The fourth foundation stone in Jesuit education commitment to teach, to do research, and to serve

31 August 2014
El cuidado de la creación, un bosque de montaña Bendum, norte de la isla de Mindanao, Filipinas. Foto de:  P Walpole

James AF Stoner Cura personalis, homines pro aliis, and magis have long been key themes of Jesuit education. Care for the whole person, men and women for others, or maybe men and women together for others, and excellence – the never ending search for improvement – are foundation stones upon which many, perhaps all,...
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