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Pope Francis’ call to be eco-revolutionaries

31 January 2014
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Al Fritsch, SJ A Christian who is not a revolutionary today is not a Christian. Pope Francis Being a Christian involves obedience. It’s easier to obey a superior we like unless he makes the likeable somewhat difficult. Jesuits, with our special vow, think this affable Pope is easy to follow when he asks us...
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Blessed are the peacemakers

15 January 2013
Foto de: Global Environmental Outlook 5, UNEP, 2012

Al Fritsch, SJ Several issues require longer-term cooperative efforts.  Our world has a human-generated environmental “cliff,” namely, climate change effects:  frequent weather extremes, oceans rising 3.2 millimeters per year, and carbon dioxide increasing at 2 ppm per year and expected to reach a catastrophic 650 ppm by 2050, or a 4oC temperature rise.  Europe...
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When faith inspires new understandings

30 September 2012
Foto de: Chrétiens et pic de pétrole

Chrétiens et pic de pétrole (Christians and Peak Oil) Chrétiens et pic de pétrole (Christians and Peak Oil) or CPP is a study group established in 2008 in Lyon, France which questions the culture of excess that has invaded Western consciousness. Its aims are to rely on the results of scientific and anthropological research...
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Crisis and survival

16 April 2012
Un planeta en la deuda ecológica.

Gilberto Cely Galindo, SJ Nowadays, we live according to the rules of a consumerist neoliberal system which dominates the techno-scientific society with its false assertion, that our planets possesses both biotic and abiotic resources in unlimited quantity, and that human beings can exploit this supply without any ethical problem.  Economic value, it maintains, can...
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