Within the group of friends who operate Come Sano Come Justo (Eat Healthy Eat Fair), a cooperative group in Valladolid, Spain, there is a shared realisation that in these modern times, there are many people who wonder what to do, how to act, how to intervene in our society to change for the better, if only a little.
Two events have prompted a field mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as part of the project “Relational Peace Advocacy Network” (RPAN) of OCIPE in June 2010.
First, the CEPAS, our partner in the Congo in the triangulation Brussels – Kinshasa and Washington, organized two workshops on social responsibility of extracting companies; and second, a team of three researchers collected the information necessary for academic research on practices of mining companies in Katanga.
Eko is one of the directors and editors of the “Albasian Haj”. A documentary film about the reflection of the scholastics (Indonesian Province) on the traditional systems of multi-cropping that sustains the upland soils and people’s forests, locally known as “hutan rakyat”.
Reconciliation with Creation is a central theme of the Jesuit mission since the 35th General Congregation, but how can we make this happen?
Even though Pope Benedict makes constant and urgent reference to the state of our environment and GC35 calls our attention to it, the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific or JCAP faces a challenge. Few people know where to begin or how to take practical steps. The challenge, when focused on, is daunting.
ESSC worked over the past year with the Homeless Peoples Federation Philippines (HPFPI), with assistance from the Philippine Action for Community-led Shelter Initiatives (PACSII) to contribute to building the capacity of their urban poor associations for climate change adaptation and increase their resilience to disasters.
Challenged with the demands of their numerous ongoing and planned shelter-related activities, the urban poor federation sought ESSC’s assistance as part of their strategy in establishing and expanding their professional support partners.