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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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Sacred natural sites and popular religion in Spain

31 January 2019
The Basilica of the Virgin of Covadonga in the municipality of Cangas de Onis in Asturias, northern Spain is a significant Marian shrine and situated at the Picos de Europa mountains.

by Jaime Tatay Nieto SJ Given the growing interest in customary institutions and types of protection that differ from those promoted via legal mechanisms, the significant number of Christian sacred sites and pilgrimage routes placed within or near protected areas, and the deep popular piety associated with Mary, a recent study focused on the religious...
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Forum on mining and the extractivist economy

30 November 2018
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Beyond extractivism: Reclaiming people’s power, our right to say no! is the final declaration that emerged at the Thematic Social Forum on Mining & the Extractivist Economy last month in Johannesburg, South Africa. Representatives from the Justice in Mining, a Global Ignatian Advocacy Network, joined participants from 60 countries that included 28 from the African region,...
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Archdiocese of Bombay, working towards a green diocese

15 November 2018
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The Archdiocese of Bombay in India launched the Green Diocese Initiative, a process that responds to the call in Laudato Si’ for the Church “to plunge into this mission of caring for our common home” as Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay, shares in his message. In a brief video prepared by the Catholic...
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Ecojesuit 2018 Annual Meeting: Action for water, the Amazon, and a way forward

15 October 2018
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Ecojesuit, the global ecology network of Jesuits and partners seeking to discern an integral ecology as the basis for action, gathered in Leticia, Colombia in August 2018 for its annual meeting.  The meeting sought to update and strengthen the Ecojesuit network to bring about energetic solutions in moving identified ecology themes for collaboration across...
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Wastewater management at the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar

31 August 2018
Water distribution in a school in Nairobi, Kenya (Photo credit: P Walpole)

In the African region, the gap between water availability and water demand is growing fast, especially in cities where urban population is expected to nearly quadruple by 2037, suggesting a probable massive increase in wastewater production from African cities. Current water management systems cannot keep up with the growing demand and the estimate is...
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