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Faith leaders call for a response to the ecological and social crisis and to unite to protect the web of life in Season of Creation

31 August 2019
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Ecojesuit shares this 2019 letter from faith leaders around the world as Christians celebrate the Season of Creation across the ecumenical spectrum, as well as leaders of many faith traditions. The season begins 1 September, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and runs through 4 October, the Feast of Saint Francis, the patron saint...
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Faith and Goals in the margins

23 May 2019
The SDG Scorecard 2030 for Asia-Pacific indicates four goals and targets are of particular concern and “will need to see a reversal in current trajectories, as they are moving in the wrong direction.  These targets relate to reducing slum populations, reducing waste, combating climate change and marine conservation, and will require global reversals.”

Pedro Walpole SJ Exclusion and conflicts highlight the suffering of millions of people that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seek to address. The Goals are a global strategy coming from an extensive dialogue of 193 nations, and though more critically designed than its predecessor, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), still need to be grounded,...
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Religions and SDGs

31 March 2019
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Valeria Méndez de Vigo Organized by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the Pontificate for Interreligious Dialogue at the Vatican on 7 to 9 March 2019, the International Conference on Religions and Sustainable Development Goals  brought together representatives of different UN agencies and cardinals, leaders of the Catholic Church and other religions...
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Fiji faith communities call for bold action: The COP23 Multi-Faith Charter

31 October 2017
Photo credit: UNEP-David Griggs, in Climate Change 2001, Synthesis Report. Contribution of working groups I, II and III to the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

With support from the COP23 Presidency, a group of faith-based organizations in Fiji, with their communities and leaders, came together to draft and promulgate the COP23 Multi-Faith Charter, in which they commit to do more to help address the effects of climate change within their own faith communities, as well as make specific calls...
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Building partnerships in water and faith to achieve the SDGs

1 September 2017
Foto de: worldwaterweek.org

Jaime Tatay, SJ There is growing interest in the role of faith-based organizations (FBOs) in moving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) forward, catalyzing collaboration, building cultural bridges, and activating their extensive institutional networks.  During the 2017 Stockholm World Water Week, three different events dealing with the faith-water nexus were held for the first time in...
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Bringing about change through human development, religion, and the community’s hope

30 June 2017
Laudato Si’ is the core of many discussions during the 2017 World Church and Mission annual conference in Würzburg, Germany, and how care for our common home is integrated in development policies so that better policies lead to better projects. Photo credit: P Walpole

Pedro Walpole, SJ People living at the margins of the world share a hope that sustains their communities despite the complexities of today’s world, which generally exclude them and many others who are economically poor.  This hope is a powerful motivating force that often comes from a shared faith and enables marginalized communities to...
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