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Taking care of our common home through an ecological agriculture

22 July 2020
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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
Grace is the gift that is delivered by the divine breath as the words “I love you” are spoken to the “ordinary” just before we reconcile with the source of all inspiration, with ourselves, and with other wounded members of creation. (photo: S Miclat, dusk at Bendum, January 2018)

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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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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