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United climate action for the common home: A statement from Ecojesuit in Bonn COP23

30 November 2017
El equipo de Ecojesuit en Bonn, noviembre de 2017, aprendiendo del proceso global de la COP23.

Ecojesuit, an ecology network of Jesuits and partners from around the world, joined other organizations at COP23 to learn from the global process that is responding to the challenges of climate change and its impact on people and the planet, share experiences, communicate urgent concerns from the local to the global, and take greater...
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Reaffirming the urgent call to renew dialogue on building our planet’s future

30 November 2017
On their way to COP23, leaders from the Pacific island states met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Photo credit: spc.int

Ecojesuit shares the letter of Pope Francis to Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama  who officially hosted the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn, Germany from 6 to 17 November. Excellency, Nearly two years ago, the international community gathered within this UNFCCC forum, with most of its highest government representatives, and after a long and complex debate...
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Conversion to a human ecology and launching the Laudato Si’ Observatory: A Laudato Si’ international symposium in Costa Rica

30 November 2017
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The Catholic University of Costa Rica (Universidad Católica de Costa Rica) is organizing a Laudato Si’ international symposium on The Care of the Common Home: A Necessary Conversion to Human Ecology (El cuidado de la Casa Común: una conversión necesaria a la Ecología Humana) in collaboration with the Fondazione Vaticana Joseph Ratzinger-Benedetto XVI from...
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A Latin American and Caribbean gathering in Quito on integral ecology

30 November 2017
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Rigobert Minani SJ In a joint discernment in the light of the encyclical Laudato Si’, around 120 delegates gathered in Quito, Ecuador from 23 to 27 November for the first Latin American and Caribbean gathering on integral ecology with the theme Disciples-Missionaries, custodians of creation and discussed concerns on human rights, development models, climate...
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Indigenous communities and international development cooperation at COP23

15 November 2017
Placing dialogue, planning, and meaningful consultation with communities about proposals affecting their land and natural resources at the center.

Cecilia Calvo and Pedro Landa In the opening days of the COP23-Fiji in Bonn, we listened to many challenges facing our common home and contributing to climate change, including the destructive impacts of an economy of exclusion.  The destruction of the Amazon which Pope Francis has called the ‘richly biodiverse lungs of our planet,’ the...
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A reflection in Bonn during COP23: What change in lifestyle demands

15 November 2017
Bicicletas para ir y volver en el recinto de la COP23 en Bonn. Foto de: S. Miclat

Pedro Walpole The Ecojesuit team gathered in Bonn to take part in a global process that is reckoning with climate action.  During one of our sessions, Pedro shared reflections on Fr Arturo Sosa’s letters where we need to discern priorities and changes needed, in the global and local, and also changes in ourselves, in...
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Collaborating for the Congo Basin and sharing Laudato Si’ in COP23

15 November 2017
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Rigobert Minani, SJ A focus during COP23 was to better connect the Ecclesial Network of the Congo Basin Forest (réseau Ecclésial de la forêt du Bassin du Congo or REBAC) with other initiatives and as such, we dedicated the first days to understand the efforts of the Central African Forests Commission (Commission des forêts d’Afrique...
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Higher education for social transformation in Europe

15 November 2017
El grupo HEST sobre ecología y desafíos ambientales quiere hacer una investigación para contribuir a la transformación ecosocial necesaria.

Jaime Tatay SJ and José Carlos Romero SJ In the context of COP23 where ecological concerns are at the front and center, the ecology and environmental challenges cluster of the Higher Education for Social Transformation (HEST) met in Bonn and wants to collaborate with the larger Ecojesuit network in building a narrative based on Laudato Si’ and...
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Expanded Reason Award for Healing Earth

31 October 2017
The Expanded Reason award recipients at the Pontificia Academy of Sciences. The recipients are on the second level. The award ceremony was presided over by Fr. Frederico Lombardi, S.J. President of the Joseph Ratzinger – Pope Benedict XVI Foundation (left), Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi (center), and President Daniel Sada of Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (right). Photo Credit: Josef Toth

Healing Earth, a free-access online textbook in environmental science, ethics, spirituality and action for upper level secondary school students, beginning college and university students, and adult learners, received the Vatican’s Expanded Reason Award (Premios Razón Abierta) on 27 September, an award that celebrates and promotes “academic innovations… to broaden the horizons of reason.” Theology Professor...
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Learning from Indigenous Peoples in Guyana: Relationships matter

31 October 2017
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Joel Thompson SJ New ways of relating to the earth and to each other are needed.  Dialoguing with indigenous peoples provides a way of broadening our imagination while working with those who will be most affected by environmental change.  “Christian spirituality proposes an alternative understanding of the quality of life, and encourages a prophetic...
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