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Working with the youth on ecology: An interview with Tarumitra coordinator Devopriya Dutta

20 December 2019
Devopriya sharing ecology stories with young schoolchildren during Earth Day 2019

In 2016, students of the Mount Carmel School for girls and Patna Women’s College found out that 89 trees were cut overnight inside their shared campus in Patna, India. The girls and women mourned – literally- for the felled trees. Students and teachers stood in front of their campus, barefooted, holding different posters and...
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Ecological thinking: We are all ecologically connected

12 December 2019
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George Pattery SJ Our interdependence is most visible in the ecosystem, and when Laudato Si’ speaks of this, it is not only from the ecological point of view, but also from the whole evolutionary point of view. Everything is interconnected. Even the flutter of a butterfly can change the harmony of the universe. In...
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Conversion, commitment, and connectedness: Paths to effective networking at the 2019 Ecojesuit Annual Meeting [VIDEO]

6 December 2019
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Brex Arevalo and Raiza Javier Conversion, commitment and connectedness – these were the three steps the Ecojesuit team undertook during the 2019 Annual Meeting in Mumbai, 22 to 24 November. The team gathered in India to strengthen the “wirearchy” by promoting deeper relationships throughout the global network. “We are not a hierarchy. We are...
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Effective collaboration and what it means for Ecojesuit

23 November 2019
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  Pedro Walpole SJ Ecojesuit, the global ecology network of Jesuits and partners, is looking back on the year and sees a humble value in moving forward and broadening the network of reconciliation with creation, as we gather together in Mumbai, India for the 2019 Ecojesuit Annual Meeting. We are again thinking through the...
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Reflections on living Laudato Si’ from the HEST Cluster on Ecology and Environmental Challenges

15 October 2018
Europe's freshwater and marine resources may seem limitless but they are under increasing pressure from pollution, over-exploitation and climate change.  The European Environment Agency's (EEA) Signals 2018 (https://www.eea.europa.eu/signals/) explores the state and trends of Europe’s waters, asking how healthy rivers, lakes, groundwater resources and seas can be ensured for future generations.

Stefan Einsiedel Studying Laudato Si’ reminded me that caring for our common home doesn’t end with sustainable consumption. It means thinking about the common good and caring for each other. One aspect struck me particularly: “unity is greater than conflict” (LS 198). Pope Francis encourages believers to be “ever open to God’s grace and...
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Exploring deeper relations and collaboration with Latin America: Ecojesuit 2018 Annual Meeting in Leticia, Colombia

15 July 2018
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The 2018 annual meeting of Ecojesuit in Leticia in Amazonas, Colombia from 3 to 5 August intends to strengthen the Ecojesuit network as it explores deeper relations and collaboration in moving identified ecology themes across and out through the different Conferences. The meeting builds on the new commitment of Jesuit Conference Presidents and Social...
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Not a roadmap but a trail: Environmental reconciliation with the commons

15 June 2018
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Ecojesuit shares the presentation of Pedro Walpole SJ, Ecojesuit Global Coordinator at the Bannan Memorial Lecture Series 2016-2018 organized by The Bannan Institute-Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education in Santa Clara University, 21 February 2018.1 I begin with the challenge we face in finding new ways to change the stranglehold that economic interests have on the...
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Recommendations in healing a broken world

24 April 2018
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Ecojesuit, as a network of apostolic works across the six Jesuit Conferences is reviewing its purpose, commitments and collaboration, its governance, coordination and communication. In the light of the Jesuit call for clear Universal Apostolic Priorities, a good starting point for review are the Recommendations originally presented in 2011 in a Special Report on...
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Bannan Memorial Lecture 2018: Not a roadmap but a trail, environmental justice in the commons

31 January 2018
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The Bannan Institute of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education in Santa Clara University is organizing the Bannan Memorial Lecture on environmental justice and the common good, Not a Roadmap but a Trail: Environmental Justice in the Commons on 21 February 2018. Pedro Walpole SJ, Coordinator for Ecojesuit, a network of Jesuits and Jesuit...
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A soul-sized challenge in turning our consciousness and actions 180 degrees

31 March 2017
In May 2016, it was reported that five vegetated reef islands in the Solomon Islands in southwest Pacific vanished, with a further six experiencing severe receding shorelines, due to sea-level rise. This emerged from an Australian study that analyzed coastal dynamics from a sea-level rise hotspot by Simon Albert, et al (http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/11/5/054011), who used time series aerial and satellite imagery of the 33 islands from 1947 to 2014, along with historical insight and local knowledge. Photo credit: un.org

John Surette, SJ Ecojesuit shares this timely piece from the National Catholic Reporter, as John Surette, SJ urgently reminds us of the soul-sized challenge in turning our consciousness and actions 180 degrees to respond to the climate disruption that humanity faces this century. In biblical times, repentance manifested itself in external signs such as...
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