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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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Sketching4Change: Drawing Laudato Si’

24 April 2020
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In a time of great worry and confusion brought by interconnected global crises, art has a power to provide not only comfort from anxiety, but also to spark hope and action. This is the goal of Sketching4Change, an annual, month-long art challenge that encourages people to stop and reflect on issues that affect everyone...
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Community-based response to water scarcity in Kaknewadi village

14 April 2020
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Kaknewadi is a village in Parner Taluka, Ahmednagar District, in Maharashtra State, India, surrounded by hills on all sides and with a water scarcity problem. The district of Maharashtra state comes under the rain-shadow region and hardly any ground water was available for use, a concern that the Social Centre Ahmednagar sought to respond....
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Lenten reflections on ecological conversion

29 February 2020
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Paul Pace SJ A series of blog materials on ecological conversion entitled Ecological conversion: Why should I change? is being offered by the Jesuits in Malta as Lenten reflections. Written by Paul Pace SJ, the reflections include an invitation for solid action and a supporting video, and published twice weekly during Lent with daily...
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Interdisciplinary colloquium seeking synergy in Laudato Si’, Ecojesuit, Amazon Synod, and sustainable development

15 February 2020
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Law students studying financial, environmental, and sustainable development themes in their legal courses at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ) in Bogotá, Colombia participated in an interdisciplinary colloquium Synergy in Laudato Si’, Ecojesuit, Amazonia and sustainable development on 3 December 2019, organized by Professor José Hernán Muriel Ciceri of the Economic Law Department of the...
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