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Louisiana needs a new spirit in the chemical industry

15 June 2020

Robert A Thomas The petrochemical industry, ranging from oil and its extraction, to its refining, and then its application as the building blocks of all things chemical that enhance the lifestyles of humans everywhere, is an integral foundation for the economy of Louisiana and a few other states. Petrochemicals have been necessary components of...
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Post-COVID-19 economic recovery and integral ecological conversion

8 June 2020

Rowena Soriaga and Brex Arevalo With the COVID-19 pandemic bringing to a near-standstill the global economy and the prospects of a “new normal” still being determined, the post-COVID-19 economic recovery will need an integral ecological conversion as well. Integral Ecological Conversion: Post-COVID19 Economic Recovery was the theme of the webinar that Living Laudato Si’...
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The call of Laudato Si’ for conversion: A reflection on the day of our Lord’s Ascension

22 May 2020

Scholastic Frederick Ray Popo SJ The Ascension of Jesus Christ has two meanings. On the one hand, it is a heartwarming farewell. On the other, it is a moment for missioning. Besides looking up towards the heavens, we are also invited to strengthen the steps we take on earth. After Jesus rose, most of...
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Care and collaboration in a broken world: Urgent action for the Oikos

13 May 2020

Ecojesuit released a video in time for Earth Day 2020, Urgent Action for the Oikos. Its theme: the balance of life, the oikos of economy and the oikos of ecology. It is a reminder that everything is interconnected; we are all living in the same world – the same “household” – where we must...
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Seven ways to live Laudato Si’ in 2020

25 April 2020

Taking part in Laudato Si’ Week 2020 from 16 to 24 May, the Australian Province Reconciliation with Creation (RwC) Committee recommends seven ways to live Laudato Si’ in 2020. 2020 is the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’, the environment encyclical where Pope Francis is calling us to “hear the cry of the poor and...
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Growing integral ecologists: Healing Earth for e-classrooms

13 April 2020

Michael J Schuck Electronic classrooms are the new reality for millions of teachers and students worldwide. Reliable online resources are needed now more than ever. Healing Earth is a proven, free online textbook in environmental science for beginning college students, upper level secondary school students, and adult learners. Since its launch in 2016, Healing...
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JESC calls for stories on building our common home: Faces of climate change

19 March 2020

The power of stories from real people in real situations about how the climate crisis affects their lives and livelihoods and how they are building our common home inspired the Jesuit European Social Centre (JESC) to launch Faces of Climate Change, a new section of the JESC monthly ecology newsletter, Eco-Bites. The invitation to...
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Civil society organizations call for peatland management and cancellation of concessions in the Congo Basin in COP25

15 February 2020

Rigobert Minani SJ The position paper of civil society organizations on the peatlands of the Congo Basin (Note de Position des organisations de la societé civile sur les tourbières du Bassin du Congo, 11 December 2019) was shared in a press release on 11 December 2019 during COP25 in Madrid, Spain. A topic of debate...
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Growing a sustainable community through herbal medicine: The story of Aadi Aushadhi

31 January 2020

Raiza Javier The patch of land behind Ramsingh Vasava’s home in Zadoli village, Dediapada in Gujarat State, western India, may look like an overgrowth of weeds to the untrained eye, with vines crawling up to the roof, and tall, unfamiliar plants growing every which way, leaving scarcely any ground to step on. But to...
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Religions facing the challenge of climate change

13 December 2019

Jaime Tatay SJ The Ministry for the Ecological Transition of the Government of Spain raised the possibility of organising an interreligious dialogue round table in the context of the COP25 in Madrid and on 12 December, representatives of four major religions met in the IFEMA Convention Center for a roundtable discussion on the Role of...
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