For the Jesuits, local witness and global awareness are calling many individuals, and the Society of Jesus as a whole, to do new work on the front lines of the ecological crisis.
This work looks very different at times. Fr. Amalraj Chinnapan helps communities in Myanmar to find housing and restore their livelihoods after cyclones while Fr. Pedro Walpole uses research at the Environmental Science for Social Change in the Philippines to help communities make safe plans for when the urban poor are relocated. Fr. Jim Profit of the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Canada helps develop new retreats that enhance our spiritual understanding of our relationship with our environment.