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An integral ecology and sustainability program at Comillas Pontifical University

16 September 2020
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Heike Pintor Pirzkall Faced with a growing concern for the protection of the environment and in line with the objectives of the Comillas Pontifical University’s strategic plan and the Pope’s Laudato Si’, the Integral Ecology and Sustainability Program was created in September 2019 at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences to inform and...
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tUrn Climate Weeks: What role does the artist play in climate action?

3 September 2020
tUrn Climate Weeks: What role does the artist play in climate action?

Brex Arevalo For contemporary dance and theatre artist Kristin Kusanovich, going into climate action from the arts is a “natural leap” as great art has the power to move people into action and artists are critical in creatively communicating climate science and inspiring change. As a theater and dance senior lecturer in Santa Clara...
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Youth along the Thailand-Myanmar border take action in caring for the environment

13 August 2020
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Rosalyn Students from Kayah State, Myanmar and from the refugee camp in Mae Hong Son, Thailand recently joined an online youth exchange forum on World Refugee Day and shared actions that they can do towards caring for the environment. The online activity was organized by Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)-Myanmar in collaboration with Karenni National...
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Amazonize yourself: An invitation, a call, and an opportunity to express solidarity with the forest and with the peoples of the region

7 August 2020
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The Episcopal Commission for the Amazon of the National Conference of Brazilian Bishops (Confêrencia Nacional dos Bispos do Brasil or CNBB) in partnership with other ecclesial and civil society organizations launched Amazoniza-te (Amazonize yourself), an awareness and care campaign for the Amazon on 27 July. The campaign takes place at a time when the...
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Reviving agroecology and solidarity in building a new normal

22 July 2020
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Raiza Javier How do we build back from a global health crisis that exposed deeply rooted sufferings long endured by the poor? How do we get out of a pandemic that bared a chronic disease in the prevailing economic system? The answer, according to environmentalists, lies in the way we cultivate the earth, our...
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Perspectives on global justice and fixing the ecological mess

2 July 2020
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Charles Chilufya SJ Human beings are dramatically changing the surface conditions on planet Earth at an accelerating rate. One key aspect of this is pollution. Our emissions of particles (PM2.5or fine particulate matter 2.5 that is an air pollutant) and ozone (O3) air pollution at ground level cause massive damage through breathing, which already...
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European Laudato Si’ Alliance: Promoting Laudato Si’ in Europe

19 June 2020
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The Laudato Si’ encyclical is affecting people in very different ways. A number of people working in different Catholic Church institutions and organizations in Europe found themselves working together on the promotion of this encyclical. During the past two years, they organized a Laudato Si’ Reflection Day which was hosted bythe Commission of the...
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Regenerate our disrupted relationships with Creation and with one another, a reminder from Laudato Si’

10 June 2020
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The relevance and prophetic calls for action that Laudato Si’ shared five years ago are important reminders that we must act fast to “regenerate” our disrupted relationships with Creation and with one another to address the broader ecological crisis, and not to limit our actions to merely “recover the economy” from the COVID-19 crisis....
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The value of sustainability reporting for business responsibility and accountability

14 May 2020
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Mariel de Jesus For over 10 years now, companies in the Philippines have been exploring the practice of sustainability reporting. Though widely adopted in many countries, it is still very much a work in progress. While in many cases, government regulators and civil society are driving the effort to report, there is a growing...
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New ecological book: Reupholstered Psalms, ancient songs sung new

30 April 2020
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Ecojesuit shares the following interview of Fr Gregory Kennedy SJ in the Seeds of Faith blog for his new book of poetry, Reupholstered Psalms: Ancient Songs Sung New.This book is a collection of the first 50 psalms of the psalter, re-written in the context of climate change, runaway consumerism, mass extinction, destructive globalization and...
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