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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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Indigenous rights and integral ecology

17 August 2020

Xavier Jeyaraj SJ Ecojesuit shares the editorial by Father Xavier Jeyaraj SJ, Secretary of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES) originally published last year in Promotio Iustitiae (Issue No127, 2019/1) with the theme: Indigenous Rights and Integral Ecology: Amazon, Great Lakes, and Asian Forests. As we commemorate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples...
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River above Asia Oceania Ecclesial Network for forests, oceans, and peoples

8 August 2020

This Sunday we celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Every 9 August, the world commemorates the inaugural session of the 1982 Working Group on Indigenous Populations at the United Nations. It is also a special day to highlight and amplify the call for the protection of the rights of the Indigenous...
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Ecojesuit commitment to build back a new normal

10 July 2020

Human vulnerability and environmental degradation are laid bare once more as the pandemic grows and country documentation reveals the spread of the virus. All of us are at risk, but, as with other disasters, it is always the poor and those on the margins that suffer most from society’s continuing neglect, leaving them with...
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Global Ignatian advocacy networks in the face of COVID-19

22 June 2020

Valeria Méndez de Vigo How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting forced migration, education, the environment and ecology, and the most vulnerable people and communities? Convened by the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES) of the Society of Jesus, the leaders of the Global Ignatian Advocacy Networks (GIAN) on the Right to Education, Migration, Ecology and Justice in Mining met virtually and...
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Connecting voices, connecting Laudato Si’: Action 2021 (a video)

16 June 2020

The message and the voice of Laudato Si’ still continue to be a consoling message of peace for everyone, from the margins to the leaderships. Caring for our common home remains a relevant and urgent message as the world locked down from the impact of the global pandemic that laid bare more starkly the...
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Ecology in the COVID-19 crisis: Ecojesuit seeking a dialogue for change

27 May 2020

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

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

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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