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Civil society organizations call for peatland management and cancellation of concessions in the Congo Basin in COP25

15 February 2020
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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
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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
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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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Local and indigenous knowledge to climate action: Ecojesuit at the COP25 Capacity-building Hub

6 December 2019
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At COP25 Madrid, Ecojesuit and the Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities share experiences on human rights-based solutions and local and indigenous knowledge for climate action in a special merged session during the Capacity-Building Knowledge to Action Day on 6 December. This merged session focuses on the topic Local and Indigenous Knowledge...
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Ecojesuit in Europe: Thinking new-big in an old-big continent (with video)

26 November 2019
The Ecojesuit friends in Europe gathered for a few days in May 2019 at the Campus de la Transition in Forges (Seine-et-Marne), France. Photo credit: M Alvim

Edmond Grace SJ There’s a group of people in Europe who are catching the Ecojesuit bug, which means they want to think and live big, but it’s not the kind of big which was big in the past. Old-big was about getting more for yourself – and no one else. When it comes to...
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Advancing local actions through networking

23 November 2019
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Raiza Javier Actions on the ground can create waves at the global level if viewed in a wider perspective, Dr Vaishali Patil, a grassroots activist and one of the founders of the action group Ankur Trust, shared with the Ecojesuit team on the first day of its Annual Meeting in Mumbai, 21 November. Different...
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SJES Golden Jubilee: 50 years of promoting social justice and reconciliation

30 September 2019
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To commemorate 50 years of promoting social justice and reconciliation of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES), over 200 participants from the six Jesuit Conferences are coming together in Rome on 4 to 8 November for the Golden Jubilee Congress of SJES to collaborate on a new orientation of the social apostolate in...
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Faith leaders call for a response to the ecological and social crisis and to unite to protect the web of life in Season of Creation

31 August 2019
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Ecojesuit shares this 2019 letter from faith leaders around the world as Christians celebrate the Season of Creation across the ecumenical spectrum, as well as leaders of many faith traditions. The season begins 1 September, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and runs through 4 October, the Feast of Saint Francis, the patron saint...
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SDG 4 review: Slow progress and the importance of multilingual education

15 July 2019
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The first day of presentations and discussions on 9 July at the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development was very far from a discussion as panelists presented in the main forum, Review of SDG implementation and interrelations among goals: Discussion on SDG 4 – Quality education, and different governments and social representatives spoke...
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JCAP workshop on discernment, depth, action and mission through the UAPs

30 June 2019
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With the release of the Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) to guide the Society of Jesus and its works for the next 10 years, the Reconciliation with Creation program of the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP) is organizing a Laudato Si’ spirituality for action workshop from 5 to 9 August 2019 at Balay Laudato Si’...
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