JCAP Reconciliation with Creation


Reconciliation with Creation emerged within the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP) as an initiative in the process of developing programs with a particular emphasis on the environment, which was identified in 2008 during the 35th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus and highlighted by Healing a Broken World document of Fr. General as a need for all Jesuit ministries to engage in. Reconciliation with Creation is the process through which the recommendations of Healing a Broken World are pursued. Not only will collaboration be potentially effective, it will be necessary in the work among Jesuit provinces and conferences to coordinate a Jesuit response.

Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific Reconciliation with Creation Strategy for 2015-2019

This brochure is a presentation of Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific on a strategy to deepen the involvement of the initiative, Reconciliation with Creation, within the Conference while remaining in coordination with the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network and other conferences worldwide. It identifies the primary work themes on ecology where enhancements can already be made and some other areas where capability needs to be developed.

Reconciling with Creation

“Reconciling with Creation” is a resource book for those interested in learning more about the ecological dimension of the Jesuit mission. The publication is an effort of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific (JCAP) and the Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC), one of the institutes providing support to the conference’s work on ecology.



page-0Changing lifestyle to an integral way of living [December 2016]

From a household of one to a household of ten, there is no easy answer and the effort may not even seem worth it. Yet how do we express the way we want to live, our relationships and what is our guide as we live as a family, in community and in society.







2016 – A Call to Share Transformed Lifestyles for Action: For a Global Strategy on Deeper Reflection and Lived Actions

[Workbook] [Poster] [Action Report]


2011 – Reconciliation with Creation: An Experiential Workshop along the Mekong River [Briefing Kit] [Report]


DRR Protocol

world-at-risk_thumbA Call to Respond to a World at Risk

Many Jesuit institutions at the local level are doing great work in relief and disaster risk reduction and management. Having a broader system for coordination taps the greater potential for more people multiplying impact and deepening responses. We seek greater social preparedness and integration with scientific analysis in the advent of typhoons and depressions prevalent in the Pacific.



jcap_sbcJCAP-SBC DRR Engagement

In December 2015, the Jesuit Scholastics and Brothers Circle (SBC) visited Leyte (Eastern Visayas, Philippines) and engaged with communities affected by Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan). The gathering was an opportunity to provide scholastics a more grounded context and experience of disaster risk reduction and management for greater social preparedness and integration in the Asia-Pacific region. [Briefing Kit]



jcap_drrprotocolDeveloping a Coordination Protocol for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

People in many Jesuit institutions are doing great work in disaster risk reduction and management. With a further system or protocol for coordination amongst people there is a great potential for magis – reaching more people, broadening networks, multiplying impacts and deepening the response. A protocol is a system that outlines procedures and actions to be followed in a particular situation.



jesuit_disaster_responsePhilippine Province of the Society of Jesus Networking and Collaboration in Disaster Response

With the increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events and hazards hitting the Philippines, and with the breadth of  response needed, Jesuit institutions that are geographically spread in various parts of the country through our different ministries need to work together and collaborate.





Flights for Forests

Flights for Forests is a voluntary carbon offset scheme started by the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP). Flights for Forests seeks to generate commitment amongst Jesuits and Jesuit institutions globally to support natural resource management at the local level and contribute to helping rural communities affected by global, economic, and climate changes. Send your inquiries to flights4forests@gmail.com[PDF] [Promotional Video


Sustainability Audit

page-0Changing lifestyle to an integral way of living [December 2016]

From a household of one to a household of ten, there is no easy answer and the effort may not even seem worth it. Yet how do we express the way we want to live, our relationships and what is our guide as we live as a family, in community and in society.
Here are the samples we can share to start in promoting “house sustainability” for all. No dead ends, as we express gratitude for life.



auditing_sustainbltyAuditing Sustainability of our Buildings and Communities [October 2015] [May 2016]

A building audit is a systematic approach to problem solving and decision making. The primary goals of an audit are to: address the present cost of energy, water and air pollution, and solid waste; identify how that performance can be improved, and plan the outcome of those improvements both in financial and non-financial terms.




call-to-shareA Call to Share Inner Life and Simple Lifestyle [October 2015] [May 2016]

The critical science of things and the human spirit need to dwell together. We have to name the challenge ahead of us, or rather what we are immersed in: dignity, care, integrity. We are challenged, there is a whole new envisioning of what needs to happen as an upwelling of gratitude, simplicity and joy; its got a tough side, of greed and exploitation, and also of livelihood and capability amongst the youth. Pope Francis will bring his personal clarity and charisma to bare on this in his unique way.




sustainability_courseSustainability Coordinator’s Course

It is the interest of every school and institute that they manage their resources and implement policies, activities, curriculum in a sustainable way. Sustainable operations happen when management, staff and contractors at all levels understand and engage in the challenging process of moving to more sustainable practices. This programme on Sustainability Coordinator is a key strategy to assist in this process.




course-at-glanceHuman Development and Resource Management in Asia: An Outdoor Course

The course is informed by the Jesuit response to ecological and environmental challenges as emphasized by General Congregation 35 (GC35). The core document in this regard is Healing a Broken World, which provides a background on care for creation as the new dimension of the Jesuit mission. Beyond the environment, sustainable human development must also consider economic and social aspects.




ignatian_fieldcourseLeadership and Sustainable Management: An Ignatian Field Course

For an Ignatian leadership and sustainable management course, getting a job or profiting from a business cannot be the sole aim, despite the currently struggling economy and high unemployment rates. Our program is rooted in the recognition that there are many professionals, graduate students who are also seeking to be part of a transformative change, who wants to make a difference in the world, and :to find work with meaning and find meaning in their work.”




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