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Ecojesuit takes Action for Water

15 April 2019
Ecojesuit takes Action for Water

Jesuits and partners from around the world joined the call to take action for water on World Water Day. Ecojesuit sought water pledges from colleagues around the world and many expressed solidarity in caring and defending this resource that is fundamental to all life and human dignity. Roberto Jaramillo SJ, President, Conferencia de Provinciales en...
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Some thoughts and learnings from the Integral Ecology conference, with video

31 March 2019

Cecilia Calvo I share some of my thoughts on what emerged from the International Conference on Integral Ecology: A synodal response from the Amazon and other essential biomes/territories for the care of our common home recently held at Georgetown University in Washington DC, USA. Emerging from the conference were the following: 1. An affirmation of...
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Water crisis in India

15 March 2019

  Brex Arevalo Ecojesuit shares the story of the millions of people in India who are challenged with extreme drought.  This article is based on a short documentary released in 2016, H2WOE: India’s Water Crisis: A Warning to the World, by the documentary channel RT Doc. The 25-minute documentary retains its relevance as millions...
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Culture and integrity from the ground, a local forum

19 February 2019

Indigenous Peoples constitute 5% of the global population but protect 80% of the world’s remaining biodiversity. They hold unique systems of knowledge in safeguarding natural resources, in adapting to and mitigating climate and disaster risks, in medicine, in history and in sustaining peace, among others. These are deeply rooted in their culture and relationship...
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Sacred natural sites and popular religion in Spain

31 January 2019

by Jaime Tatay Nieto SJ Given the growing interest in customary institutions and types of protection that differ from those promoted via legal mechanisms, the significant number of Christian sacred sites and pilgrimage routes placed within or near protected areas, and the deep popular piety associated with Mary, a recent study focused on the religious...
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Forum on mining and the extractivist economy

30 November 2018

Beyond extractivism: Reclaiming people’s power, our right to say no! is the final declaration that emerged at the Thematic Social Forum on Mining & the Extractivist Economy last month in Johannesburg, South Africa. Representatives from the Justice in Mining, a Global Ignatian Advocacy Network, joined participants from 60 countries that included 28 from the African region,...
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Archdiocese of Bombay, working towards a green diocese

15 November 2018

The Archdiocese of Bombay in India launched the Green Diocese Initiative, a process that responds to the call in Laudato Si’ for the Church “to plunge into this mission of caring for our common home” as Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay, shares in his message. In a brief video prepared by the Catholic...
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Ecojesuit 2018 Annual Meeting: Action for water, the Amazon, and a way forward

15 October 2018

Ecojesuit, the global ecology network of Jesuits and partners seeking to discern an integral ecology as the basis for action, gathered in Leticia, Colombia in August 2018 for its annual meeting.  The meeting sought to update and strengthen the Ecojesuit network to bring about energetic solutions in moving identified ecology themes for collaboration across...
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Wastewater management at the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar

31 August 2018

In the African region, the gap between water availability and water demand is growing fast, especially in cities where urban population is expected to nearly quadruple by 2037, suggesting a probable massive increase in wastewater production from African cities. Current water management systems cannot keep up with the growing demand and the estimate is...
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Why the Amazon is so important: Joining its Indigenous Peoples in re-thinking our relationship with Earth (video)

31 July 2018

Why the Amazon is so important is a nine-minute video that Gaia Amazonas shared during the dialogue with the Ecojesuit team at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana on 1 August 2018. The dialogue involved key faculty and officials of the university, members of the Conferencia de Provinciales Jesuitas en América Latina y el Caribe (CPAL), and other...
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