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Everything is connected

15 May 2020
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Lindy Brasher This year marks the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home and to mark the occasion, the Vatican named 16 to 24 May 2020 as Laudato Si’ Week. The theme for this special week is “everything is connected.” One might ask, “How can everything be...
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50th Earth Day: Caring for our common home

25 April 2020
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Pope Francis held his weekly general audience during Earth Day, 22 April, and called for common action and ecological conversion amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, whose roots can be traced to humanity’s relentless breaching of the planetary boundaries and habitat destruction through disastrous land-use changes. The coronavirus crisis presents a global challenge that this is...
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Sketching4Change: Drawing Laudato Si’

24 April 2020
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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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Journey with the spring

27 March 2020
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Margarida Alvim We live in desert times, even though winter is taking place. Although in different conditions, realities, or circumstances, we are all in the same boat, with no exception. What is this echoing in me? Silence? Urgency? Impotence? Fear? A need to be with others? To touch? A new clarity around life and...
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Peace as a journey of hope, through dialogue, reconciliation and ecological conversion

19 December 2019
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Ecojesuit shares the message of Pope Francis celebrating the 53rd World Day of Peace in January 2020 as a journey of hope with dialogue, reconciliation and ecological conversion. Peace, a journey of hope in the face of obstacles and trial Peace is a great and precious value, the object of our hope and the aspiration...
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Industrialists in Brussels and forest dwellers in Gujarat on enterprise and environmental costs: Two moments, one world

9 December 2019
Tea-drinking in Zadoli village in the Nadami district of Gujarat state with the Adivasi community whose traditional home is in the forests of the central plains of India. (Photo credit: R Javier)

Edmond Grace SJ Two very different groups, one in Brussels and one in the forests of Gujarat in India, have given me a lot to think about on the role of business in the care of our common home. On 25 September, I was standing on the balcony of the sixth floor overlooking the...
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Ecojesuit in Europe: Thinking new-big in an old-big continent (with video)

26 November 2019
The Ecojesuit friends in Europe gathered for a few days in May 2019 at the Campus de la Transition in Forges (Seine-et-Marne), France. Photo credit: M Alvim

Edmond Grace SJ There’s a group of people in Europe who are catching the Ecojesuit bug, which means they want to think and live big, but it’s not the kind of big which was big in the past. Old-big was about getting more for yourself – and no one else. When it comes to...
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Spirituality for action in two houses caring for our common home

31 August 2019
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Margarida Alvim It would hardly be helpful to describe symptoms without acknowledging the human origins of the ecological crisis. A certain way of understanding human life and activity has gone awry, to the serious detriment of the world around us. Should we not pause and consider this? (Laudato Si’ 101) God saw everything...
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How can the Ignatian family collaborate towards a sustainable development for our common home?

9 July 2019
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In an effort to explore building a broader solidarity through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a platform and international framework for collaborative action in the Ignatian family and beyond, a Jesuit delegation is taking part in the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) from 9 to 18 July in New...
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Pope Francis declares climate emergency, asks energy and investment executives for a just and radical transition to clean energy

15 June 2019
“Queridos amigos, ¡el tiempo apremia! Las reflexiones deben ir más allá de la mera exploración de lo que se puede hacer y enfocarse en lo que se necesita hacer, de hoy en adelante. No podemos permitirnos el lujo de esperar a que otros se adelanten, o dar prioridad a los beneficios económicos a corto plazo. La crisis climática requiere de nosotros una acción específica ahora mismo y la Iglesia está totalmente comprometida a hacer su parte.” (Papa Francisco, 14 de junio de 2019) Foto de: Vatican Media

Pope Francis recently addressed participants from the global energy and investment sector at the Vatican Dialogues organized by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the University of Notre Dame.  During the summit titled The Energy Transition and Care for Our Common Home: A Dialogue on Risks, Opportunities, Challenges, and Paths from 12 to 14...
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