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Redesigning food systems in Chiapas, Mexico

15 May 2017
Mujeres tseltales seleccionan su café a mano. Foto de: Enrique Carrasco, SJ-Canadian Jesuits International

Emilio Travieso, SJ We need to reinvent our food systems.  The dominant model of industrialised agriculture and globalised capitalist markets has failed to solve the problem of hunger, despite producing more than enough food for the needs of the world’s population.  Meanwhile, it is harming the environment, creating inequality, and contributing to health problems....
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Connection, disconnection, reconnection: The radical vision of Laudato si’

30 November 2016
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Anthony Annett, PhD In reflecting upon those aspects of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato si’ that seem most relevant to COP22 and beyond, I focus on interconnectedness, a theme that pervades the entire encyclical and explore three key points: Laudato si’ posits a deep connection between human beings among themselves and with the created world,...
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CERED: Contributing to research for sustainable development in DR Congo

30 September 2016
La investigación en el CERED se centra en el impacto del cambio climático en Kinshasa. Foto de: CERED

The Center for Research and Sustainable Development Communication (Centre de Recherche et de Communication pour le Développement Durable or CERED)  is a recently established interdisciplinary research center in Loyola University of Congo (Université Loyola du Congo in French) in Kimwenza in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo). CERED is part of the...
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Vatican’s active commitment to promote responsible dialogue between faith and science for sustainable development and humanity

31 May 2015
Le Secrétaire Général de l’ONU, Ban Ki-moon rencontre le Pape Francis au Vatican avec d’autres leaders mondiaux dans des communautés de foi et de science. Crédit photo: L’Osservatore Romano/Reuters

Jose Ignacio Garcia The Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences are two Vatican institutions seeking to promote a responsible dialogue between faith and science. They do not express the official voice of the Church but their meetings are always a good indicator of the concerns of the Catholic Church....
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The 2015 UN-Water Annual International Zaragoza Conference: Vision to action for water and sustainable development

15 February 2015
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Javier San Román The UN-Water Annual International Zaragoza Conference held last 15 to 17 January 2015 in Zaragoza, Spain both served as an assessment of what has been done after a decade in relation to water for life and what the next plans and approaches are in relation to water and sustainable development in...
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A Lebanese exception: The Tanaïl domain and the challenge of managing a temporal good

15 June 2014
Le domaine Tanaïl, à l’entrée de la région de la vallée de la Bekaa, reste un lieu rare et exceptionnel au Liban avec son bois bien conservé, sa terre et ses produits laitiers, sa crémerie agricole à la fois productie et durable, et ses activités environnementales et touristiques. Crédit photo: arcenciel

arcenciel As you wind down Mount Lebanon towards Chtaura, the Bekaa valley unveils. The heterogeneous pattern of fertile fields and anarchic urbanisation is a reminder that Lebanon inherits its identity as much from millennial traditions as from the development dynamics of past decades. Very few trees break the monotony of this over exploited land....
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Université Catholique de Lille (Lille Catholic University): A new kind of governance for sustainable development

30 September 2013
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Sébastien Carcelle, SJ Universities can become active promoters of sustainable development and the Université Catholique de Lille (Lille Catholic University), for the past six years, has shown how this is possible and can be integrated in a 10-hectare historic campus in Lille, France with more than 20,000 students pursuing 130 various academic degrees. The...
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When faith inspires new understandings

30 September 2012
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Chrétiens et pic de pétrole (Christians and Peak Oil) Chrétiens et pic de pétrole (Christians and Peak Oil) or CPP is a study group established in 2008 in Lyon, France which questions the culture of excess that has invaded Western consciousness. Its aims are to rely on the results of scientific and anthropological research...
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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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Emerging limits to mining

30 June 2012
Emerging limits to mining

Pedro Walpole, SJ and Sylvia Miclat Mineral extraction, whether metallic and non-metallic, and including coal and other fossil fuels, is a continuing environmental and social debate at the policy level and a bitter development reality pill that some countries are forcing themselves to swallow as a response to poverty alleviation. In a global setting...
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