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Laudato Si’: Pope Francis’ vision for our common home and humanity

15 June 2020
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Ecojesuit shares a study article on Laudato Si’ by Thomas Karimundackal SJ for an edited book that will come out, where he tried to look at the encyclical from the perspective of Pope Francis, his vision for our common home and humanity. Abstract Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’ is a landmark document which proposes...
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The call of Laudato Si’ for conversion: A reflection on the day of our Lord’s Ascension

22 May 2020
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Scholastic Frederick Ray Popo SJ The Ascension of Jesus Christ has two meanings. On the one hand, it is a heartwarming farewell. On the other, it is a moment for missioning. Besides looking up towards the heavens, we are also invited to strengthen the steps we take on earth. After Jesus rose, most of...
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Science and humanities meet Laudato Si’

4 May 2020
Loyola University Chicago seniors Angelo Kelvakis (left) and Xinran Liang work to remove aphids from basil plants grown in the aquaponics system in the IES greenhouse on the Lake Shore Campus on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Lettuce and basil are both grown using the aquaponics system and are then sold at local farmer's markets or to local vendors. (Photo: Lukas Keapproth)

Nancy C Tuchman, PhD My colleagues in the sciences at Loyola University Chicago’s (LUC) Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES) spend much of their time researching ways to help the planet repair itself. They ask the practical questions: Which plants are best at pulling lead out of contaminated soils? Which evolutionary traits in plants can...
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Lenten reflections on ecological conversion

29 February 2020
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Paul Pace SJ A series of blog materials on ecological conversion entitled Ecological conversion: Why should I change? is being offered by the Jesuits in Malta as Lenten reflections. Written by Paul Pace SJ, the reflections include an invitation for solid action and a supporting video, and published twice weekly during Lent with daily...
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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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Philippine bishops call for ecological conversion and hope in a climate emergency

31 July 2019
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The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) released a pastoral letter on 16 July titled An urgent call for ecological conversion, hope in the face of climate emergency and that Ecojesuit shares below. The Philippine bishops also identified 12 action points towards the end, committing to live the spirit and principles of Laudato Si’....
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Calling for change and ecological conversion in a new dialogue to care for our common home, Laudato Si’ three years after

15 July 2018
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Pope Francis addressed the participants at the International Conference marking the 3rd Anniversary of Laudato Si’, the environment encyclical letter shared with the world in 2015.  More than 200 people gathered at the New Synod Hall at the Vatican on 5 to 6 July 2018 to be part of the international conference organized by...
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Living Laudato Si’ – video

30 June 2018
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On the third anniversary of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on the care for our common home, we are continuously urged to hear “both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” (LS, 160).  The need to stir compassion and action for our common home among individuals and communities remains a pressing...
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Praying with Creation and forming communities of practice and justice

30 April 2018
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Pedro Walpole SJ Environment is relationship, it is community, it is family.  Saint Francis knew this.  The land gives us life, gives us food, filters our water and gives us a home. Just because we make cement, steel girders, motors, microchips, and robots with our intelligence and extract all things from the land, our...
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Strengths and weaknesses of Ignatian spirituality in the path towards ecological conversion

31 October 2015
«Si nous nous approchons de la nature et de l’environnement sans cette ouverture à l’étonnement et à l’émerveillement, si nous ne parlons plus le langage de la fraternité et de la beauté dans notre relation avec le monde, nos attitudes seront celles du dominateur, du consommateur ou du pur exploiteur de ressources, incapable de fixer des limites à ses intérêts immédiats. En revanche, si nous nous sentons intimement unis à tout ce qui existe, la sobriété et le souci de protection jailliront spontanément.» (Laudato si’, n.11) Crédit photo: P Walpole in Bendum, Philippines

José Ignacio García, SJ Ecology has become a crucial topic of our time. The present model of economic development based on huge industrialization and the consequent consumerism has become the core of our social life. This model is sustained by other important elements such as technological innovation, the advertising industry, and financial activity. There...
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