Conflict minerals in DRC: An interview with Ferdinand Muhigirwa, SJ

Professor Ferdinand Muhigirwa , SJ was interviewed by Ecojesuit on conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Professor Muhigirwa is currently the Managing Director of the Arupe Research and Training Center in Lumbashi, DRC.
“Conflict minerals” is an expression that comes out of the Dodd-Frank (Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection) Act, a US law passed on July 1, 2010. In Section 1502, you get this expression “conflict mineral” — meaning that there are minerals like gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten that are being taken out mainly by rebel groups out of conflict, violence, human rights abuses, and sex-based violence.

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Local witness and global awareness

For the Jesuits, local witness and global awareness are calling many individuals, and the Society of Jesus as a whole, to do new work on the front lines of the ecological crisis.

This work looks very different at times. Fr. Amalraj Chinnapan helps communities in Myanmar to find housing and restore their livelihoods after cyclones while Fr. Pedro Walpole uses research at the Environmental Science for Social Change in the Philippines to help communities make safe plans for when the urban poor are relocated. Fr. Jim Profit of the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Canada helps develop new retreats that enhance our spiritual understanding of our relationship with our environment.

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