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Jesuit Refugee Service in Asia Pacific: Responding to climate-induced displacement

15 December 2012
De la publicación ADB 2012, Addressing Climate Change and Migration in Asia and the Pacific. Foto de: ADB

Ecojesuit shares this working paper by the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) developed in early 2011 as it increasingly responds to forced migration and displacement of people in the context of climate change.  This working paper was written collectively by many JRS workers who have experience in this topic and is not intended to be...
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Mission and Ecology Commission: The Jesuits in English Canada

30 November 2012
Proyecto de plantación de un bosque primario en el Centro San Ignacio en Guelph en los que 40 hectáreas de tierra y agua serán restaurados como los ecosistemas originarios. Foto det: ignatiusguelph.ca

John McCarthy, SJ The Jesuits in English Canada launched a Province Commission on Mission and Ecology, a response to the call of the Society to “appreciate more deeply our covenant with creation” (GC 35, D3, 36) and to recognize that care of the earth “touches the core of our faith in and love for...
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Can forestry work for the poor? An assessment of 11 Asia Pacific countries

15 November 2012
Foto de: FAO-RAP

Dallay Annawi, Sylvia Miclat, Jeremy Broadhead, and Pedro Walpole With the persistence of poverty in many forest areas, the high dependence of the poor on forest resources, and continuing State control of vast areas of forestlands, contributing to poverty alleviation continues to be a critical challenge to the forestry sector in the Asia Pacific...
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Valuing ecosystem services

30 October 2012
Regeneración de las tierras altas de los bosques en la cuenca superior de Alta Pulangi en el norte de Mindanao, Filipinas. Foto de: ESSC

Rowena Soriaga Due to irrational use of natural resources largely driven by overconsumption, ecosystems are fast losing their regulating and supporting functions, including water regulation and purification, climate and disease regulation, soil formation and nutrient cycling.  As natural habitats shrink, ecosystem services previously enjoyed for free are becoming increasingly threatened.  This context has led...
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Science, advocacy, and policy change: The case of La Oroya, Peru

15 October 2012
Mural pintado por los niños de La Oroya sobre cómo sueñan su ciudad: niños sosteniendo chimeneas sin humos, las aguas limpias del río Mantaro, los árboles creciendo de nuevo, y el sol brillando en un nuevo día. Foto de: F. Serrano

Fernando Serrano, PhD In 2004, I received an urgent request from a community organization to conduct a study to measure toxic metals in the residents of La Oroya, Peru, a city affected by environmental contamination produced by the La Oroya smelting complex. The La Oroya smelting complex was built in 1922 by the US...
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Scholastics in Cambodia and the Philippines “greening” their houses

30 September 2012
Scholastics in Cambodia and the Philippines “greening” their houses

Iris Legal and Mariel de Jesus Young Jesuits in Cambodia and the Philippines are initiating and practicing environmental management within their houses, seriously responding to the call of “getting their act together” so they can be more credible in engaging with broader environmental concerns in society. Prieb So, Cambodia Prieb So, translated as the...
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Catholic social teaching and mining in the Philippines

15 September 2012
Visita a la mina de jóvenes indígenas en Claver, Surigao del Norte en Mindanao, Filipinas. Foto de: ESSC

Sylvia Miclat The Society of Jesus Social Apostolate (SJSA) in the Philippines, recognizing the complexity of the issues and the multiple views that mineral development give rise to, developed and released early this month “The Golden Mean in Mining: Talking Points.”  As SJSA Coordinator Robert Rivera, SJ writes, the talking points are meant “to...
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Granja Escuela Popol Ja, a Jesuit center for agroforestry training in Guatemala

31 August 2012
Bienvenido a la granja escuela. Foto de: I Blasco and J Tatay

Ignacio Blasco, SJ and Jaime Tatay, SJ The Granja Escuela Popol Ja (or Popol Ja Farm School) is part of the Jesuit parish La Natividad de la Virgen María in Santa Maria Chiquimula, Totonicapán in Guatemala.  The farm is located next to a Fe y Alegría school (Centro de Educación Integral Indigena Popol Ja)...
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Jatropha option for creating energy and livelihood for communities with poor soils

14 August 2012
Foto de: cbg-transaction.com

Iris Legal and Pedro Walpole Maria Grotto, a Jesuit parish led by Father Pram is exploring the initial implementation of lumbang daya or the granary power concept in its area to respond to the energy crisis in rural communities, at the same time contribute to developing livelihood options.  The parish is located in Danan...
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From isolation to communion: Learning the 3Rs (reconciliation, respect, and responsibility) for integral community development

16 July 2012
Pedro Walpole discute con la comunidad los mapas de los recursos hídricos en la leprosería de la provincia de Yunnan. Foto de: CRSS

Fernando Azpiroz, SJ Casa Ricci Social Services is a Jesuit social services organization based in Macau.  Its main mission is to serve leprosy and HIV-AIDS infected and affected people in Mainland China.  The main goal of our service is to work with individuals and communities to understand and heal the different wounds that discrimination...
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