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 network with editorial and technical assistance from 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 is an online publication that offers contemporary, original, and exclusively written commentaries, reflections and insights, analysis, and exchange of ideas and practices on various ecological and social concerns such as those 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 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 communicates communities and local concerns, sharing and supporting both local and global advocacies.  While initially directed at Jesuit practitioners and organizations working on ecological concerns, Ecojesuit encourages participation and communication beyond the Jesuits and promotes a global collaboration and networking on ecology.

By subscribing and joining Ecojesuit, you obtain access to these articles and stories twice a month, in English and Spanish. You will also be part of a growing global community of more than 2,000 individuals and organizations that exchanges and contributes 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-Xavier Jeyaraj SJ; Ecojesuit-Pedro Walpole SJ; ESSC staff-Sylvia Miclat

We also acknowledge Maricel de Jesus from the Philippines who designed and laid out the Ecojesuit logo and favicon and Emmanuel Sambale who assisted in the initial lay-out and Victoria Abad from Colombia for the earlier 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.

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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.