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Living witness to Laudato Si’

29 February 2016
La création de Dieu dans toute sa splendeur, capturé par Pierre à 09h58, à jamais dans l'émerveillement. Crédit photo: pierreetcharles.fr

It was an extraordinary discovery eight months after a freak avalanche on the glacier of Armancette led to the deaths of 22-year old twin brothers, Pierre and Charles, mountain lovers and experienced mountaineers returning from a hiking tour through the Dômes de Miages in the Mont Blanc Massif on the morning of 24 December...
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Stepping beyond Paris with hope in a better world

15 January 2016
Scolastiques et frères Jésuites réunis à Leyte, aux Philippines, après avoir visité les régions ravagées par Haiyan, engageant des conversations directement avec les communautés locales, les gouvernements locaux, et des groupes d’aide de l’Église, tout en apprenant à comprendre comment réagir en cas de catastrophe dans le cadre d’une écologie intégrante dans l’accompagnement des personnes vulnérables qui sont à la marge de la société. Crédit photo: Scholastic Harry Setianto Sunaryo, SJ

Pedro Walpole, SJ For 12 days of Christmas last month, around 30 Asian Jesuit scholastics moved around Leyte, Philippines to meet people pulling their lives together in a disaster landscape. They also learned about risk management, which is clearly part of the new life strategy at the margins. Haiyan, the perfect storm, rode for...
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Ecology and hope, a formation path to ecology and theology

15 January 2016
Les jeunes participants aux activités de l'Écologie et Espérance offerts par La Plateforme & Co

Xavier de Benaze, SJ La plateforme and Co  is a youth apostolate activity launched during the school year 2013-2014 in Paris by the French Jesuits and aims to integrate different Jesuit youth ministry initiatives in Paris and also to promote new ones. Twenty young people then gathered and asked themselves “What do we do...
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Sustainability science for urban pollinator research and conservation

15 January 2016
L’usage urbain des terres affecte le service écologique que les abeilles fournissent gratuitement à travers la pollinisation. Crédit photo: Center for Sustainability

Damon Hall, Andrea Burr, and Nicole Schaeg As sustainability science researchers in the Center for Sustainability at Saint Louis University, a Jesuit institution in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, we were spurred to reflect upon our own efforts by the recent series of articles in Ecojesuit that advanced the transformative dialogue on sustainability science and...
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The Paris Agreement: Successes, disappointments, and the road ahead

15 December 2015
Selon la dernière analyse globale de la National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201506), la période de Janvier à Juin 2015 a été «la plus chaude à sur toutes les étendues terrestres et océaniques du monde, dépassant de 0,85°C la moyenne du 20ème siècle, battant le précédent record établi en 2010, la dernière année avec des conditions El Niño.  «Le El Niño en cours, tel qu’illustré sur l’image, à droite, a de fortes chances (80%) de persister jusqu’à l’an prochain.  Le phénomène El Niño de 1997-1998 apparaît à gauche. Crédit photo: futuretimeline.net

Catherine Devitt In his opening remarks to the media during the closing day of the COP21 climate talks in Le Bourget, France on 11 December 2015, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shared, “I have been attending many difficult multilateral negotiations, but by any standard, this negotiation is most complicated, most difficult, but most important...
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Gender and climate justice in the Paris Agreement

15 December 2015
Crédit photo: caritas.org.au

Paula Sendín The recently concluded COP21 climate talks resulted in the Paris Agreement, where more than 190 nations acknowledged the risks to climate change, that the fossil fuel industry will have to end, and a 1.5 degrees C threshold in global warming. However, there is an inadequacy in the text in addressing the concerns...
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Understanding forests and droughts in Asia Pacific

15 December 2015
Les incendies de forêt en Indonésie depuis Juillet de cette année ont détruit environ 1,7 millions d’hectares de forêts et de terrains ouverts, une activité annuelle dévastatrice prises pour préparer les terres pour les plantations à grande échelle et aggravés par la forte phénomène El Niño de cette année qui fournit des conditions plus sèches. Crédit photo: foodpolicyforthought.com

Kumiko Kubo and Rowena Soriaga Drought is a creeping disaster, slow to begin and almost as slow to end and both its onset and termination are difficult to identify. For people who deeply rely on natural resources for a living, the cumulative effects of disasters can be devastating. Farmers living in or near forests...
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Discovering Christ through the beauty of ecology

30 November 2015
La beauté de nos paysages et l’intégrité de nos moyens de subsistance et de notre mode de vie nous invitent à la louange (Loyola, Pays Basque). Crédit photo: P Walpole

Pablo Martínez de Anguita, PhD As Pope Francis stated in his encyclical Laudato si’, the current environmental crisis, global in scope and local in impact, requires major changes in how we think about our world and its future and multi-disciplinary efforts are needed to produce solutions to our interconnected environmental problems. During the last...
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World leaders in Paris, Pope in Africa

30 November 2015
Crédit photo: Vatican Radio

Jaime Tatay Nieto, SJ It is no coincidence Pope Francis is in Africa while world leaders gather in Paris in the run-up to COP21. As part of a high-level Vatican strategy to catalyze action on climate change – in which Laudato si’ (LS) was a timely and well-planned element – Francis wants to offer...
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Objectivity and urgency driving the Stockholm Dialogue

30 November 2015
Une des îles proches de Stockholm par une belle journée, gardant mémoire de la vie et de la terre alors que nous cherchons à maintenir l’échange ouvert et créatif.

Catherine Devitt A response The Stockholm Dialogue is a response to what Pope Francis invites us into in Laudato si’ – a new dialogue, a social transformation towards a global agenda for social inclusion and Earth Care. Exploring the role of values in sustainability science provides an opportunity to assess how meaningful and sustainable...
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