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On the occasion of the postponed COP26: Open letters to the Presidents of the African Union, Council of the European Union, and European Commission, and to the UK Prime Minister

19 November 2020

JCAM Justice and Ecology Office and Xavier Network Committed to following the teaching that Pope Francis set out in Laudato Si’ and to promoting an ecological conversion, Jesuits in Britain, Africa, and in mission and development organizations working widely across Africa, Asia, and Latin America, wrote an open letter to African and European leaders...
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Breathing Together: An invitation to the Ignatian vigil for the Season of Creation

19 September 2020

Xavier Jeyaraj SJ Dear Father/Brother/Sister/Friends I am writing to introduce you to the global Ignatian prayer vigil Breathing Together for the Season of Creation. The Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES), along with Jesuit institutions and networks from different parts of the world, is organising an online prayer vigil, similar to the Pentecost vigil of...
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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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Ecojesuit as a global network that cares about the future

30 April 2020

Ecojesuit shares this story from the global Jesuit website on the recent video launched, Urgent Action for the Oikos, on Earth Day. “We now live in a broken world, a world calling for healing.” This new video from Ecojesuit, one of the most active Jesuit networks, is entitled “Urgent action for Oikos”. “Oikos” is...
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Journey with the spring

27 March 2020

Margarida Alvim We live in desert times, even though winter is taking place. Although in different conditions, realities, or circumstances, we are all in the same boat, with no exception. What is this echoing in me? Silence? Urgency? Impotence? Fear? A need to be with others? To touch? A new clarity around life and...
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10 Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) takeaways

29 February 2020

The processes of assimilation and internalization of the Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) continue in the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific (JCAP). In a workshop with Jesuits and collaborators in the Cambodian Mission on 19 February, the anniversary of the promulgation of the UAPs, JCAP President Fr Antonio “Tony” Moreno SJ reminded the participants “that the UAPs are...
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An ecological justice experiment in Bendum: A conversion experience

29 February 2020

Nhika Rufaro Admire SJ I am a Jesuit priest from Zimbabwe, belonging to the Jesuit Province of Zimbabwe/Mozambique. I came to the Philippines at the beginning of September 2019 for a six-month tertianship program organised by the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific. Tertianship is officially the last stage of Jesuit formation and a preparation...
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Conversion, commitment, and connectedness: Paths to effective networking at the 2019 Ecojesuit Annual Meeting [VIDEO]

6 December 2019

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

  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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The Universal Apostolic Preferences are the mission we share in

19 February 2019

Pedro Walpole SJ After 16 months of discernment in common, and with the approval and confirmation of Pope Francis, Father General Arturo Sosa of the Society of Jesus announced the four Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) on 19 February 2019 to guide and inspire the mission for the next 10 years (2019-2029).  These UAPs are:...
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