About Us

Who we are

Jesuits and their partners throughout the world are invited to understand and share in the critical work of reconciliation and responding to ecological concerns (GC35 Decree 3, GC 36). Launched on 12 November 2010, Ecology and Jesuits in Communication or Ecojesuit online is a twice-monthly web-based newsletter of the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN)-Ecology, one of the networks of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES) in Rome. Ecojesuit online is operated from the Philippines, with editorial and website technical assistance provided by staff of the Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC), a Jesuit research institution in the Philippines.


The GIAN-Ecology network seeks to have a developing global communication for Jesuits and lay collaborators to share existing engagements and advocacy and learn about ecological commitment to change and right relations with creation. With the release of the Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) in February 2019, the themes that Ecojesuit online carries align well with the directions of the Society of Jesus in the next 10 years.

Ecojesuit online offers contemporary, original, and exclusively written commentaries, reflections and insights, analysis, and exchange of ideas and practices on various ecological and social concerns. These include topics that relate to water and watershed management, mineral development, food security and agro-ecology, impact and adaptations to climate change, disaster risk resilience, renewable and alternative energy, Indigenous Peoples and cultural integrity especially the youth, sustaining biodiversity, among others.

Ecojesuit online brings together the concerns of communities from the different regions of the world and the responses and actions taken while strengthening the scientific knowledge that informs such actions and responses.

While it has a global reach, Ecojesuit online communicates communities and local concerns, sharing and supporting both local and global advocacies. Initially directed at Jesuit practitioners and organizations working on ecological concerns, Ecojesuit online also encourages participation and communication beyond the Jesuits and promotes a global collaboration and networking on ecology.

Subscribers to Ecojesuit online receive these articles and stories twice a month and join a growing global community of more than 3,000 individuals and organizations who exchange and contribute updates, information, tools for decision making, publications, and good practices on environmental and social topics.

Email: ecojesuit@gmail.com

Contact details:

c/o Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC)
1/F Manila Observatory Building
Ateneo de Manila University Campus
Loyola Heights
1108 Quezon City

Landline: +63.2.89279684
Web: essc.org.ph

Editorial team: SJES; Ecojesuit Global Coordinator-Pedro Walpole SJ; ESSC staff

Ecojesuit online acknowledges the following people who helped develop and sustain this website since the beginning: Maricel de Jesus who designed and laid out the Ecojesuit logo and favicon and Emmanuel Sambale who assisted in the initial lay-out, both from the Philippines, and Victoria Abad from Colombia for the early assistance in the Spanish translation. José Ignacio García SJ and Paula Sendín Rodríguez at the Jesuit European Social Centre greatly assisted in sustaining Ecojesuit online from the beginning. We are grateful for, and encouraged by, their support.

Copyright and license

Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License (CC BY-NC 3.0).

Details and exceptions
Some material is not being made available under the terms of this license. These are:

  • Third-Party material that is being used under fair use or with permission (such as third-party databases, photos, videos, etc.).
  • Specific content published from 2010 to 2012.