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Youth climate action

20 October 2019
Youth leaders demand bold action on climate change at the UN

Ecojesuit and partners across the six Conferences took part in the Global Climate Strike activities from 20 to 27 September in solidarity with parallel climate actions globally, mainly youth-led demonstrations calling for greater climate action from governments and major oil and gas companies. Jesuit institutions and partners took to the streets, classrooms, and communities...
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Ecojesuit and the Don Bosco Green Alliance, collaborating with the youth for a hope-filled future

31 August 2019
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Brex Arevalo Ecojesuit and the Don Bosco Green Alliance are collaborating in a partnership to promote global youth environmental action, finding a common ground in youth accompaniment as an integral part of life-mission as expressed in the Universal Apostolic Preferences. The Don Bosco Green Alliance is the international “green Salesian network of young people...
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Australian youth join JCAP workshop on discernment, depth, action and mission

15 July 2019
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Four young Australians are joining a Living Laudato Si’ Spirituality for Action workshop in the Philippines with high hopes and with expectations to deepen their knowledge of ecology across Asia-Pacific, reflect on Laudato Si’, hear Jesuit wisdom and experience, and explore how, as individuals and groups, they can live Laudato Si’. The Reconciliation with...
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A report from Miyako Island: What is happening on the small islands of Okinawa?

30 June 2019
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Sakaguchi Seiko, Pastor of Miyakojima Church, United Church of Christ in Japan Miyako Island (Miyakojima City in Okinawa Prefecture) is located approximately 300 kilometers distant from the main island of Okinawa, Japan. It is in the center of the so-called Ryuku Arc, a string of islands fanning out from northeast to southwest. Some 55,000...
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Energy transition and corporation transformation: Climate responsibilities of business

15 June 2019
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There is a growing movement that seeks the reduction of emissions by corporations, emerging from the resistance to the growing power and influence that corporations have over the products that the world consumes. In particular, the energy sector has billions of dollars in investments and capital and has the potential to stop the use...
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Winners of Carbon Majors Inquiry Student Competition want PH to take global lead in climate justice

15 May 2019
The winning team from the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University: (L-R) Emma Doucette, Jacqueline Hartigan, Taya Arnold, and Chelsea Packman

In response to the dialogue process that emerged during the National Inquiry on Climate Change (NICC) undertaken by the Philippine Commission on Human Rights (CHR), a group of law students in Canada wants the Philippine government to take the lead in advocating for global climate justice. In their winning entry to the Carbon Majors Inquiry:...
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Ecojesuit takes Action for Water

15 April 2019
Ecojesuit takes Action for Water

Jesuits and partners from around the world joined the call to take action for water on World Water Day. Ecojesuit sought water pledges from colleagues around the world and many expressed solidarity in caring and defending this resource that is fundamental to all life and human dignity. Roberto Jaramillo SJ, President, Conferencia de Provinciales en...
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Some thoughts and learnings from the Integral Ecology conference, with video

31 March 2019
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Cecilia Calvo I share some of my thoughts on what emerged from the International Conference on Integral Ecology: A synodal response from the Amazon and other essential biomes/territories for the care of our common home recently held at Georgetown University in Washington DC, USA. Emerging from the conference were the following: 1. An affirmation of...
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Water crisis in India

15 March 2019
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  Brex Arevalo Ecojesuit shares the story of the millions of people in India who are challenged with extreme drought.  This article is based on a short documentary released in 2016, H2WOE: India’s Water Crisis: A Warning to the World, by the documentary channel RT Doc. The 25-minute documentary retains its relevance as millions...
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Culture and integrity from the ground, a local forum

19 February 2019
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Indigenous Peoples constitute 5% of the global population but protect 80% of the world’s remaining biodiversity. They hold unique systems of knowledge in safeguarding natural resources, in adapting to and mitigating climate and disaster risks, in medicine, in history and in sustaining peace, among others. These are deeply rooted in their culture and relationship...
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