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In every breath, we are connected [VIDEO]

2 October 2020

The Pacific Ocean, a third of the earth’s surface, changes seasonally. Those changes are becoming more extreme, so the typhoons, the monsoon seasons give us floods that we’ve never had before and they also give us droughts. And the rise in sea level can cause a whole nation to be left without a grounding....
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Breathing Together: An invitation to the Ignatian vigil for the Season of Creation

19 September 2020

Xavier Jeyaraj SJ Dear Father/Brother/Sister/Friends I am writing to introduce you to the global Ignatian prayer vigil Breathing Together for the Season of Creation. The Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES), along with Jesuit institutions and networks from different parts of the world, is organising an online prayer vigil, similar to the Pentecost vigil of...
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The Pope’s universal prayer intention: Respect for the planet’s resources (with video)

3 September 2020

We are squeezing out the planet’s goods. Squeezing them out, as if the earth were an orange. Countries and businesses from the global north have enriched themselves by exploiting the natural resources of the south, creating an “ecological debt.” Who is going to pay this debt? In addition, this “ecological debt” is increased when...
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Season of Creation 2020 Prayer

3 September 2020

Creator of Life, At Your word, the Earth brought forth plants yielding seed and trees of every kind bearing fruit. The rivers, mountains, minerals, seas and forests sustained life. The eyes of all looked to You to satisfy the needs of every living thing. And throughout time the Earth has sustained life. Through the...
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Finding hope in God’s creation: Growing vegetable gardens in IDP camps

13 August 2020

Sister Helen Doi Ling, SJA Jesus said that “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”  John 14:6 In the world we live, there are many challenges. Due to conflicts and disasters, there are millions of forcibly displaced people. They become more vulnerable...
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An indigenous reflection on ecospirituality

8 August 2020

Vincent Yan Rhu Yacapin Ecospirituality? I do not quite understand what it means. However, when I heard the word for the first time, I know it is something good. So I asked what does it mean? Suddenly my mind wanders and I started thinking about ecospirituality. I am overwhelmed as I listened. For me,...
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Covid-19 and building a new normal: An opportune time for promoting integral ways of proceeding

3 August 2020

Christina Kheng The Covid-19 pandemic, along with prevailing challenges such as climate change, inequality, socio-political divisions, and leadership crises in the church and elsewhere have certain things in common. Not only are they major challenges of our time but more importantly, they call for deep conversion in our fundamental paradigms and ways of proceeding....
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Taking care of our common home through an ecological agriculture

22 July 2020

Dr Vandana Shiva For thousands of years, when you do agriculture, caring for our common home, you can farm forever. This is the system of agriculture that should be called agroecology, the science of ecology, the science of how nature works, applied to the field of agriculture. The field is new, the practices are...
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Transforming our “ordinary” homes with the gift of grace

1 July 2020

Lindy Brasher In the beginning, our home was without form or shape, with darkness over the abyss and a mighty wind sweeping over the waters. Our home is more than the earth; our home is also our soul, our inner being. With each beginning, our spirituality is also without form or shape. The darkness...
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Laudato Si’: Pope Francis’ vision for our common home and humanity

15 June 2020

Ecojesuit shares a study article on Laudato Si’ by Thomas Karimundackal SJ for an edited book that will come out, where he tried to look at the encyclical from the perspective of Pope Francis, his vision for our common home and humanity. Abstract Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’ is a landmark document which proposes...
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