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The promise to stay connected: Compassion and care, Laudato Si’ Week 2020

18 May 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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An occasion where humanity in crisis acts before history repeats itself

11 December 2019

Pedro Walpole SJ Half a million people marched in the evening light of 6 December along Paseo del Prado in the center of Madrid. A few groups of small children with their parents and teachers had their little placards and enjoyed the excitement. It was apeaceful, celebratory event with cheers and chants but clearly...
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Non-state actors promoting and collaborating on local knowledge and initiatives for climate action

9 December 2019

Pedro Walpole SJ We are here at COP25 Madrid for climate action, recognizing the scientific knowledge, the state of political inaction, and the call for greater peace in a world where conflicts are growing. While recognizing the important role of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as a valuable inter-governmental platform and...
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Industrialists in Brussels and forest dwellers in Gujarat on enterprise and environmental costs: Two moments, one world

9 December 2019

Edmond Grace SJ Two very different groups, one in Brussels and one in the forests of Gujarat in India, have given me a lot to think about on the role of business in the care of our common home. On 25 September, I was standing on the balcony of the sixth floor overlooking the...
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