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Ecology in the COVID-19 crisis: Ecojesuit seeking a dialogue for change

27 May 2020
Two sides of the COVID-19 lockdown: Embracing the regenerative power of nature/Embracing the reality of climate change by preparing for its impacts while seriously seeking reduction in GHG emissions. (Entries for #SketchingforChange2020, Drawing Laudato Si’: Elizabeth Carranza (photo) and Jaymee Duran/JMEAD Arts Factory (artwork))

There is anticipation of a new normal as the world tries to get back on its feet from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that has reached to date a staggering 5.5 million cases of infection, 346,000 deaths, and 2.2 million recoveries in 188 countries. We are challenged to make this recovery a new...
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Healing a broken world and Father Nicolás, five years before Laudato Si’

26 May 2020
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Five years before Laudato Si’ was released, Father Adolfo Nicolás SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, convoked a task force on ecology in 2010 composed of Jesuits and lay collaborators. Their task: to respond to an important concern identified in the 35th General Congregation (GC 35) that Jesuits cannot remain indifferent to –...
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Finding committed pathways forward in the crisis of COVID-19

18 May 2020
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As countries grapple with the social and economic impact of the pandemic, we see across humanity a compassion with growing insights and recognition of what led the world to this crisis. Many get lost in the arguments of moving forward; confusion comes before commitment to a shared collaboration for radical change. Much compassion is...
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The promise to stay connected: Compassion and care, Laudato Si’ Week 2020

18 May 2020
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As we celebrate the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’, a landmark document not only for the Catholic Church, Pope Francis renews his call to the world for an ecological conversion, as “the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor cannot continue.” And although the present crisis calls for physical distancing, the...
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Ecojesuit as a global network that cares about the future

30 April 2020
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Ecojesuit shares this story from the global Jesuit website on the recent video launched, Urgent Action for the Oikos, on Earth Day. “We now live in a broken world, a world calling for healing.” This new video from Ecojesuit, one of the most active Jesuit networks, is entitled “Urgent action for Oikos”. “Oikos” is...
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Urgent Action for the Oikos, an Ecojesuit video for Earth Day 2020

22 April 2020
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Earth Day is every day, and with the coronavirus pandemic, more people are learning that our daily household is part of the world household. From the little vegetable gardens to the clean atmosphere we breathe, we have a hand in it, we are the possibility for change. Solidarity with everyone especially the most vulnerable...
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Learnings from a crisis in the time of COVID-19

8 April 2020
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Pedro Walpole SJ In these days of crisis, of isolation and distancing, of daily newsfeeds on growing local to global coronavirus cases, it is a challenge to keep a broader human sensitivity and open vision. We are in a devastating storm and Pope Francis’ prayer and reflection addressed to the city and to the...
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10 Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) takeaways

29 February 2020
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The processes of assimilation and internalization of the Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) continue in the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific (JCAP). In a workshop with Jesuits and collaborators in the Cambodian Mission on 19 February, the anniversary of the promulgation of the UAPs, JCAP President Fr Antonio “Tony” Moreno SJ reminded the participants “that the UAPs are...
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Querida Amazonía, the heart of the matter

15 February 2020
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A transcription of a Vatican Media interview of Cardinal Michael Czerny Querida Amazonía, or beloved Amazon, the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis was given on 2 February 2020, after the Synod on the Amazon and the release of the Final Document, The Amazon: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology...
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Developing the Ecojesuit narrative together: 2020 and beyond

31 January 2020
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We closed 2019 with much energy and gratitude coming from the Annual Ecojesuit Meeting of Conference Coordinators in Mumbai, India that focused on networking and getting a better hold of what it means to be a network, as well as the sense of time and commitment it takes. Experiences from the South Asian context provided moments...
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