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Indigenous youth voices contribute to global climate action

28 October 2020

During the Global Day of Climate Action, calls from young people, environmental groups, health workers, educational institutions, human rights groups, and other concerned sectors amplified the urgent need to listen to the voices of Indigenous Peoples in responding to the climate crisis. The recognition and protection of Indigenous Peoples’ rights were urgently shared in...
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Indigenous rights and integral ecology

17 August 2020

Xavier Jeyaraj SJ Ecojesuit shares the editorial by Father Xavier Jeyaraj SJ, Secretary of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES) originally published last year in Promotio Iustitiae (Issue No127, 2019/1) with the theme: Indigenous Rights and Integral Ecology: Amazon, Great Lakes, and Asian Forests. As we commemorate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples...
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River above Asia Oceania Ecclesial Network for forests, oceans, and peoples

8 August 2020

This Sunday we celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Every 9 August, the world commemorates the inaugural session of the 1982 Working Group on Indigenous Populations at the United Nations. It is also a special day to highlight and amplify the call for the protection of the rights of the Indigenous...
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An indigenous reflection on ecospirituality

8 August 2020

Vincent Yan Rhu Yacapin Ecospirituality? I do not quite understand what it means. However, when I heard the word for the first time, I know it is something good. So I asked what does it mean? Suddenly my mind wanders and I started thinking about ecospirituality. I am overwhelmed as I listened. For me,...
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Community-based research in environmental justice through Jesuit institutions

3 July 2020

Pedro Walpole SJ How do communities share their hopes and actions for change? Communities who are marginalized have a very different thought process to those actively engaging with change. Communities, when gathered, are often a disunity of people who happen to be living in a same geographical space. They do not necessarily operate collectively;...
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Cultural integrity, rights, and accompaniment

30 September 2019
Cultural integrity, rights, and accompaniment

Pedro Walpole SJ Ecojesuit shares this article originally published in the latest issue of Promotio Iustitiae (Issue No127, 2019/1) focused on Indigenous Rights and Integral Ecology: Amazon, Great Lakes, and Asian Forests. This theme was particularly chosen in view of the ongoing Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region, 6 to...
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Indigenous communities and youth: Distinct local and global roles in sustaining environment and culture

31 March 2019

The Apu Palamguwan Cultural Education Center (APC), an upland indigenous school in Bendum, Bukidnon in northern Mindanao, Philippines invited Ms Victoria “Vicky” Tauli-Corpuz, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as the key speaker during the student graduation activity on 28 March.  APC runs a Kinder to Grade 12 basic culture-based...
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Religions and SDGs

31 March 2019

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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Religions and the SDGs: The injustice that brings tears to our world and to its poor is not invincible

15 March 2019

Ecojesuit shares the address of Pope Francis to participants at the International Conference on Religions and Sustainable Development Goals held at the Vatican from 7 to 9 March 2019. I greet all of you gathered for this International Conference on Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainability and Inclusion When we speak of sustainability, we cannot...
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REPAM: Shaping a church with an Amazon face and an indigenous face

19 February 2019

“Each culture and each worldview that receives the Gospel enriches the Church by showing a new aspect of Christ’s face. The Church is not alien to your problems and your lives, she does not want to be aloof from your way of life and organization. We need the native peoples to shape the culture...
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