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Sketching4Change: Drawing Laudato Si’

24 April 2020

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

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

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

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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A Workbook on Effective Collaboration: Learnings from the Ecojesuit Network

31 January 2020

In trying to understand the role of Ecojesuit in the face of the broad ecological movement, it is a challenge to define a path forward for the coming decade as each institution has its own agenda of how to proceed and what it aims to achieve. But the process of change calls for listening...
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Working with the youth on ecology: An interview with Tarumitra coordinator Devopriya Dutta

20 December 2019

In 2016, students of the Mount Carmel School for girls and Patna Women’s College found out that 89 trees were cut overnight inside their shared campus in Patna, India. The girls and women mourned – literally- for the felled trees. Students and teachers stood in front of their campus, barefooted, holding different posters and...
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Climate change and conflict in Africa: The message to the Amazon Synod in Rome and COP25 in Madrid

13 December 2019

Rigobert Minani Bihuzo SJ The relation between climate change and conflict need to be addressed by the Church and COP 25. This is one of the messages of the Ecclesial Network of the Congo Basin Forest (Réseau ecclésial du Bassin du Congo or REBAC) to the synod in Rome and COP25 in Madrid. One of...
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Conversion, commitment, and connectedness: Paths to effective networking at the 2019 Ecojesuit Annual Meeting [VIDEO]

6 December 2019

Brex Arevalo and Raiza Javier Conversion, commitment and connectedness – these were the three steps the Ecojesuit team undertook during the 2019 Annual Meeting in Mumbai, 22 to 24 November. The team gathered in India to strengthen the “wirearchy” by promoting deeper relationships throughout the global network. “We are not a hierarchy. We are...
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The green journey of Tarumitra with the youth

26 November 2019

Devopriya Dutta Tarumitra  (friends of trees in Hindi and Sanskrit) is a movement that evolved from the Forum for Environment that students started in 1988, with a focus on the conservation of biodiversity and promotion of ecological sensitivity. This students’ movement is now working in 23 states of India and with around 2,000 schools...
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Experiencing conversion, being disturbed, and building trust in a network: Day 1 of the 2019 Ecojesuit Annual Meeting

23 November 2019

Brex Arevalo How do I know conversion has happened in my life? This question set the tone for the first day of the 2019 Ecojesuit Annual Meeting in Mumbai, India (22-24 November), during which we seek to: reflect on the narrative we are shaping as the Ecojesuit network, understand more about effective networking, and...
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