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Ecojesuit in 2020 and ongoing 2021 actions

29 March 2021

Ecojesuit started 2020 by building on the momentum gained from the 2019 Annual Meeting in India and COP25 in Madrid, where the network organized a merged session in the Capacity-Building Hub at COP25 with the Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous People and Local Communities. A Workbook on Effective Collaboration was released in January that...
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The many concerns of food security today

5 March 2021

Pedro Walpole SJ Three global dialogues on interwoven global concerns are taking place, at the core of which is the growing food insecurity in many parts of the world. First, there are new numbers for Covid infections and deaths as vaccinations start to roll out in many countries. With this, Covid continues to reveal...
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Why engaging with COP26 matters

15 February 2021

Climate change is the continuing crisis the world is experiencing since its discovery in the early 19th century, but any global discussion at this time has to start with COVID-19. These are the two existential crises humanity faces today and the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow in November cannot be put to...
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The EOF Ecological Transition roadmap: Receiving Laudato Si’ with joy

2 February 2021

Xavier de Bénazé SJ The French speaking Province of Western Europe (Europe Occidentale Francophone or EOF) of the Society of Jesus shares the joy of this new step in receiving Laudato Si’ through its newest sector, the Ecological Transition apostolate. This newest apostolate and the preparation of its roadmap is a direct answer to...
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Mission response to the challenges and changes of 2021

4 January 2021

Pedro Walpole SJ Recently my work team and I went through a listening activity to see how we wanted to get the best out of the continuing lockdown – its stillness, distancing and uncertainties, lack of family – and deepen our own faith in finding ways forward in the coming year. We are living...
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Ecojesuit Lead Actions to build a better normal

17 December 2020

Ecojesuit contributes to a better normal through its Lead Actions that emerged out of two months of focused dialogues early this year with the six Jesuit Conferences, providing the basis for more solidarity and strengthened collaboration towards integral ecology. Key commitments are taking shape and a new brochure, Ecojesuit Lead Actions to build a...
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On the occasion of the postponed COP26: Open letters to the Presidents of the African Union, Council of the European Union, and European Commission, and to the UK Prime Minister

19 November 2020

JCAM Justice and Ecology Office and Xavier Network Committed to following the teaching that Pope Francis set out in Laudato Si’ and to promoting an ecological conversion, Jesuits in Britain, Africa, and in mission and development organizations working widely across Africa, Asia, and Latin America, wrote an open letter to African and European leaders...
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The meaning of networking in ecclesial networks alliances for integral ecology

16 November 2020

Pedro Walpole SJ Anyone reading this editorial is in practice participating at least minimally in networking. Networks help people get interested in work elsewhere and share their experiences, but there needs to be commitment to sustain engagement. Ecojesuit has been networking in different forms for the last 10 years and is always looking for...
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What Ecojesuit can learn from Pope Francis

18 September 2020

On 3 September, Pope Francis met with some ecological experts who are collaborating with the Bishops’ Conference of France on the theme of Laudato Si’. The prepared document for the meeting lays out the formal welcoming message that talks of one single human family and a healthy humanity, while highlighting that during the pandemic, the...
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Season of Creation 2020: Jubilee for the Earth with new rhythms, new hope

3 September 2020

For many people around the world, the year 2020 may be considered a year of online meetings and virtual interactions. However, with the coronavirus pandemic exposing deep-seated injustices in various levels of society, it is clear that more than anything, 2020 needs to be a year of action. Taking place during the Laudato Si’...
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