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

6 December 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Energy CEOs sign joint statements at the Vatican on carbon pricing and climate risk disclosures

15 June 2019

Chief executive officers (CEOs) of major energy corporations and investment fund organizations, along with other institutions, signed joint statements on carbon pricing and climate risk disclosures, after a two-day summit and a meeting with Pope Francis who declared a climate emergency. This gathering, titled the Vatican Dialogues on The Energy Transition and Care for...
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Casa Velha: When spirituality and ecology come together

15 May 2019

Ana Catarina André (translated from Portuguese by Madalena Meneses)  Casa Velha is a 67-hectare farm in Vale Travesso, Ourém municipality near Fatima in Portugal.  Some Atravessados members – a group of 18 young people who volunteer there once a month – prepare to plant some leeks, lettuces, zucchinis, cabbages. “You can start with the...
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Religions and SDGs

31 March 2019

Valeria Méndez de Vigo Organized by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the Pontificate for Interreligious Dialogue at the Vatican on 7 to 9 March 2019, the International Conference on Religions and Sustainable Development Goals  brought together representatives of different UN agencies and cardinals, leaders of the Catholic Church and other religions...
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