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tUrn Climate Weeks: What role does the artist play in climate action?

3 September 2020
tUrn Climate Weeks: What role does the artist play in climate action?

Brex Arevalo For contemporary dance and theatre artist Kristin Kusanovich, going into climate action from the arts is a “natural leap” as great art has the power to move people into action and artists are critical in creatively communicating climate science and inspiring change. As a theater and dance senior lecturer in Santa Clara...
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Ecology in the COVID-19 crisis: Ecojesuit seeking a dialogue for change

27 May 2020

There is anticipation of a new normal as the world tries to get back on its feet from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that has reached to date a staggering 5.5 million cases of infection, 346,000 deaths, and 2.2 million recoveries in 188 countries. We are challenged to make this recovery a new...
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Climate change and conflict in Africa: The message to the Amazon Synod in Rome and COP25 in Madrid

13 December 2019

Rigobert Minani Bihuzo SJ The relation between climate change and conflict need to be addressed by the Church and COP 25. This is one of the messages of the Ecclesial Network of the Congo Basin Forest (Réseau ecclésial du Bassin du Congo or REBAC) to the synod in Rome and COP25 in Madrid. One of...
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Religions facing the challenge of climate change

13 December 2019

Jaime Tatay SJ The Ministry for the Ecological Transition of the Government of Spain raised the possibility of organising an interreligious dialogue round table in the context of the COP25 in Madrid and on 12 December, representatives of four major religions met in the IFEMA Convention Center for a roundtable discussion on the Role of...
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Non-state actors promoting and collaborating on local knowledge and initiatives for climate action

9 December 2019

Pedro Walpole SJ We are here at COP25 Madrid for climate action, recognizing the scientific knowledge, the state of political inaction, and the call for greater peace in a world where conflicts are growing. While recognizing the important role of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as a valuable inter-governmental platform and...
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Young climate activists ask leaders not to ignore the science: Why we strike again

9 December 2019

Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neubauer, Angela Valenzuela Ecojesuit shares this article released before COP25 started in Madrid, Spain and written by three young women climate activists from Sweden, Germany, and Chile who are leading and inspiring student and youth climate strikes in different parts of the world. For more than a year, children and young...
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Inspired by a young Swedish student’s solo protest on climate inaction, students around the world strike and demand climate action from their governments

19 February 2019

A protest that started with a 15-year-old Swedish girl who refused to go to school unless politicians start “prioritizing the climate question” has snowballed into a global movement fueled by children who want their adults to take urgent action on the changing climate. Thousands of students in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, and Australia have...
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