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Changing sea levels: The global context and Philippine coastal vulnerability

30 April 2012

Wendy Clavano, PhD (First of three parts) Sea levels are changing around the world and although natural variation is expected, there is an observed global rise on average.  This article, the first in a series of three, will attempt to provide information about the main causes of the change, why they differ with location,...
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CYNESA, the Catholic youth response to environmental challenges in Africa

16 April 2012

Allen Ottaro, Ngonidzashe Edward, SJ, and Tafara Ruvimbo Dandadzi Despite the large numbers of Catholic youth that the Church in Africa is proud of, there exist only few initiatives addressing environmental concerns that are emerging from, and led by, the youth in Africa.  The duty to promote and safeguard the environment is “the responsibility...
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Ignatian Colleagues Program: Advancing mission partners for Jesuit higher education

30 March 2012

The Ignatian Colleagues Program (ICP) seeks to develop Ignatian partners in Jesuit higher education who are capable of and committed to assuming leadership within the Ignatian spiritual and educational heritage and who will sustain their school’s Jesuit Catholic character into the future.  These partners will enhance local, regional, and national networks of Ignatian leaders...
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Ecoteología, a research team at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogotá, Colombia

19 March 2012

Nelson Otaya, SJ Ecoteología is an interdisciplinary research team formed to reflect theologically on the environmental crisis and to evaluate environmental management programmes designed to lead towards a culture of sustainability.  Its focus is the relationship of  humankind, nature, and God. The team was created in 2002 by professors of theology and environmental studies...
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Ecological Education: Improving the relationship between people and nature

29 February 2012

Angela R. Amarillo-Suárez Assuming that education is a key vehicle for the formation and transmission of culture, values and beliefs, one challenge imposed on us as educators is to nourish a ‘new type of human being,’ committed to improving the human relationship with the natural environment.  This objective involves working on several fronts. First...
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Farming as part of spiritual portfolio: Ignatius Jesuit Centre of Guelph, Canada

17 February 2012

Marianne Karsh The Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, is a place of beauty and sustenance, a place to pray and play, a place where nature nurtures mind, body and soul.  It is home to several interdependent facilities and projects that collectively uphold the Jesuit mission.  Since 1964, Loyola House has welcomed more...
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Those who catch the rain: The Tribal Watershed Programme in India

18 January 2012

Judith Behnen It was an ecological disaster: where today the visitor finds only steppe, there once stood dense forests.  These were cut down to gather building materials or firewood and the roots processed to produce charcoal.  And the worst aspect is that the area was not reforested.  When the rare but heavy rainfall  broke,...
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The forestry plantations of San Ignacio del Masparro, Venezuela (Fe y Alegría)

16 December 2011

Cus Arzubialde “It would be a victory over improvisation and futility that Fe y Alegría, in the future, could keep running good schools with the production of some forest timber, which could be planted, grown, and increased by its students and teachers. I imagine that these forests would have for them a sacred meaning,...
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Linking ecological passion and technology in Jesús Obrero, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

16 December 2011

Eduardo Ochoa de Aspuru Jesús Obrero is a school where life is shared, promoting Basque culture and local action from a global perspective, and that trains people, both in their private and professional life, to develop a strong commitment for sustainability.  Jesús Obrero is a technical college and secondary school of the Society of...
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From roof to hearts, greening at Regis High School, New York, USA

16 December 2011

Philipp Judge, SJ The resources we enjoy today, the power and secrets of science we have discovered, cannot be absorbed by the narrow system of individual and national divisions which have so far served the leaders of the world. The age of nations is past. The task before us now, if we would not...
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