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Ecostream: Links to Ecological Action

30 April 2018

Brex Arevalo Since 2015, it has been a platform for sharing ongoing initiatives in ecology and sustainability. With the development of the Ecojesuit themes which are five ecological priorities for an integral ecology developed during the Ecojesuit gathering in Bonn in November 2017, Ecostream is focusing its contents on these five Ecojesuit themes: Disaster Risk...
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Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality: 2018 program on Being with God in Nature

31 January 2018

Being with God in Nature at the Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality  is a ministry that emerged “out of the desire to invite people to experience the presence that is God in Nature in the Australian landscape, in the hope that with their spiritual encounter with the Spirit there, they would begin an ecological...
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A Latin American and Caribbean gathering in Quito on integral ecology

30 November 2017

Rigobert Minani SJ In a joint discernment in the light of the encyclical Laudato Si’, around 120 delegates gathered in Quito, Ecuador from 23 to 27 November for the first Latin American and Caribbean gathering on integral ecology with the theme Disciples-Missionaries, custodians of creation and discussed concerns on human rights, development models, climate...
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Higher education for social transformation in Europe

15 November 2017

Jaime Tatay SJ and José Carlos Romero In the context of COP23 where ecological concerns are at the front and center, the ecology and environmental challenges cluster of the Higher Education for Social Transformation (HEST) met in Bonn and wants to collaborate with the larger Ecojesuit network in building a narrative based on Laudato Si’ and GC36....
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Learning from Indigenous Peoples in Guyana: Relationships matter

31 October 2017

Joel Thompson SJ New ways of relating to the earth and to each other are needed.  Dialoguing with indigenous peoples provides a way of broadening our imagination while working with those who will be most affected by environmental change.  “Christian spirituality proposes an alternative understanding of the quality of life, and encourages a prophetic...
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Scholastics form eco-friendly habits at Puna Unit in Jakarta, Indonesia

15 October 2017

Scholastic F Ray Popo, SJ The scholastic formation house at Pulo Nangka (Puna Unit) in East Jakarta, Indonesia provides opportunities for resident scholastics to cultivate eco-friendly habits.  And as Pope Francis wrote in Laudato Si’, “An awareness of the gravity of today’s cultural and ecological crisis must be translated into new habits.” (LS 209)...
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Building back better in San Roque Ecovillage: Safer homes in post-Haiyan Philippines

31 May 2017

The Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC), with support from Xavier Network and the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus, is assisting the relocation efforts of Barangay Cagaut to a safe site that they have named San Roque Ecovillage.  Barangay Cagaut is a coastal village in Salcedo, Eastern Samar in the Philippines with...
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Latin American Jesuit work on social and environmental justice through local community support and building knowledge from below

15 May 2017

Sergio Coronado Delgado This article explores a possible answer to the broad question of how the Jesuits and their institutions contribute to the responses to environmental issues in Latin America, focusing on the work of Jesuit social centers in the region, especially on mining-related concerns.  The main argument is that acute environmental conflicts caused...
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Latin American and Caribbean Jesuits assess mission impact

31 March 2017

Ecojesuit shares this commentary from Roberto Jaramillo, SJ as he assumes his position as the new president of the Conference of Jesuit Provincials in Latin America and the Caribbean (CPAL).  The text is originally written in Spanish, Palabra de la CPAL: Un verdadero “sínodo” jesuítico latinoamericano y caribeño. It was a fraternal pleasure to...
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Struggling for climate justice in our common home

28 February 2017

Climate justice as human justice is the main theme of Loyola University Chicago’s fourth annual Climate Change Conference on 16 to 17 March 2017 titled Climate Justice: The Struggle for Our Common Home. Held annually since 2014 and hosted by the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, the 2017 climate change conference invites participants to learn...
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