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What Ecojesuit can learn from Pope Francis

18 September 2020

On 3 September, Pope Francis met with some ecological experts who are collaborating with the Bishops’ Conference of France on the theme of Laudato Si’. The prepared document for the meeting lays out the formal welcoming message that talks of one single human family and a healthy humanity, while highlighting that during the pandemic, the...
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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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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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Ecojesuit commitment to build back a new normal

10 July 2020

Human vulnerability and environmental degradation are laid bare once more as the pandemic grows and country documentation reveals the spread of the virus. All of us are at risk, but, as with other disasters, it is always the poor and those on the margins that suffer most from society’s continuing neglect, leaving them with...
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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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JESC calls for stories on building our common home: Faces of climate change

19 March 2020

The power of stories from real people in real situations about how the climate crisis affects their lives and livelihoods and how they are building our common home inspired the Jesuit European Social Centre (JESC) to launch Faces of Climate Change, a new section of the JESC monthly ecology newsletter, Eco-Bites. The invitation to...
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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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An occasion where humanity in crisis acts before history repeats itself

11 December 2019

Pedro Walpole SJ Half a million people marched in the evening light of 6 December along Paseo del Prado in the center of Madrid. A few groups of small children with their parents and teachers had their little placards and enjoyed the excitement. It was apeaceful, celebratory event with cheers and chants but clearly...
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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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