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Jesuits of Africa and Madagascar Ecological Working Group: Call for ecological awareness

30 April 2013
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Rigobert Minani Bihuzo, SJ Jesuits of Africa and Madagascar or JESAM  and collaborators met in Nairobi, Kenya last 12 to 14 April 2013 to chart a way forward in incorporating ecological and environmental sensitivity and action into our ministries for the next three years, as we reviewed the environmental and ecological dimensions of the...
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Sustainability development in schools, Hong Kong

31 March 2013
Segregación de basura y reciclaje en la escuela y paraíso verde, donde los estudiantes de la planta. Foto de: The Wah Yan Times; P Walpole

Pedro Walpole, SJ Sustainability is something that many schools in Asia Pacific are developing.  Schools are seeking to find ways to inform and involve students as well as teachers, parents and others to have shared responsibility of the environment. Schools visit other “green” campuses to see what are practical and sustainable for their own...
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The business of water is for all

15 March 2013
Foto de: Asian Water Development Outlook 2013, ADB & Asia-Pacific Water Forum

Mariel de Jesus and Pedro Walpole We live in a world that is increasingly concerned with issues of security.  These may be issues of national security, community, family or personal security.  Resource security is also a concern, especially since the world’s population is dependent on natural resources – land, forests, and water – the...
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Planting trees in Cambodia, an interfaith activity

28 February 2013

Gabriel Lamug-Nañawa, SJ Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims, both foreigners and Khmer, gathered together at Choeung Ek in Cambodia last 27 January to devote an afternoon for different faiths to remember and pray for the thousands of innocent Cambodians executed there under the Khmer Rouge regime. The remembrance of the genocide victims that afternoon was...
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Biofuels – a rethink among politics?

15 February 2013
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Jessica Nitschke Discussion about the limited quantity of available oil stocks, and about the increased price of fossil fuels is nothing new, but the issue represents increasingly urgent challenges for the transport sector and for national economies.  It is similarly an important challenge for politicians to diversify fuel sources, so assuring the security of...
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Polish Christians together for protection of creation: Living today, think about tomorrow

31 January 2013
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Scholastic Krzysztof Augustyniak, SJ For the first time in the history of Polish Christianity, all representatives of the Polish Ecumenical Council, together with the president of the Bishops’ Conference of Poland, signed a document on the protection of creation. The text, in the form of a letter, contains both some general theological affirmations and...
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To heal a broken world: Scholastics and Brothers meet in Cambodia

15 January 2013
Bee (segundo por la izquierda), con la familia con la que vivió junto con otros escolares en Nikhom.

Scholastic Charles Nopparut “Bee” Ruankool, SJ “I’m actually in Cambodia!” I told myself when I first arrived at the airport in Siem Reap.  Although Cambodia is near my homeland, Thailand, this was my first time to visit this country.  I was very exited about the trip because I realized that my Christmas and New...
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International Jesuit Ecology Project now online

31 December 2012
Foto de: P. Walpole

Following through from the Chicago workshop last October 2012, the International Jesuit Ecology Project (IJEP) is now online, and activities are being lined up in the development of the Living Text, titled Healing Earth.  Ecojesuit is one of the website references for the project. The IJEP is a three-year collaborative project between Loyola University...
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Ignatian Eco-Retreat

15 December 2012

Rappai Poothokaren, SJ and Robert Athickal, SJ Jesuits from the South Asian Assistancy gathered in Sawantwadi in the western part of India for the Ignatian Eco-Retreat  from 8 to17 November 2012. It all began with a suggestion at the Western Region JESA (Jesuits in Social Action) meeting at Saint Xavier’s College, Mumbai to have...
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bgreen ecological film festival in Portugal

30 November 2012
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Sofia Mendes Now on its third year, the bgreen ecological film festival  is an ecological video competition in Santo Tirso, Portugal that aims to raise the youth’s awareness to environmental issues through encouraging and awarding the production of video spots focusing on four themes: educational, environmental, audiovisual, and social. The past two years drew...
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