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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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Learnings from a crisis in the time of COVID-19

8 April 2020

Pedro Walpole SJ In these days of crisis, of isolation and distancing, of daily newsfeeds on growing local to global coronavirus cases, it is a challenge to keep a broader human sensitivity and open vision. We are in a devastating storm and Pope Francis’ prayer and reflection addressed to the city and to the...
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An occasion where humanity in crisis acts before history repeats itself

11 December 2019

Pedro Walpole SJ Half a million people marched in the evening light of 6 December along Paseo del Prado in the center of Madrid. A few groups of small children with their parents and teachers had their little placards and enjoyed the excitement. It was apeaceful, celebratory event with cheers and chants but clearly...
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Non-state actors promoting and collaborating on local knowledge and initiatives for climate action

9 December 2019

Pedro Walpole SJ We are here at COP25 Madrid for climate action, recognizing the scientific knowledge, the state of political inaction, and the call for greater peace in a world where conflicts are growing. While recognizing the important role of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as a valuable inter-governmental platform and...
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Bringing about change through human development, religion, and the community’s hope

30 June 2017

Pedro Walpole, SJ People living at the margins of the world share a hope that sustains their communities despite the complexities of today’s world, which generally exclude them and many others who are economically poor.  This hope is a powerful motivating force that often comes from a shared faith and enables marginalized communities to...
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Features of a sustainability science

31 March 2017

Pedro Walpole, SJ Ecojesuit shares this article that was published in La Civiltà Cattolica , a magazine published continuously by the Jesuits in Rome since 1850 and originally available only in Italian.  For the first time, its 4000th edition is also in English, French, Spanish, and Korean, and was launched in January 2017.  Pope...
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Una visión desde el terreno: Retos climáticos en países en desarrollo

15 October 2016

Pedro Walpole, SJ Habló de cosas que se ven actualmente y de lo que las organizaciones de Asia Pacífico están buscando cuando hablan de cuatro áreas de cambio, todas interconectados.  El objetivo es identificar los principales desafíos y contribuir al fortalecimiento de las relaciones y sistemas, centrándose en las experiencias y lecciones aprendidas. ¿Cómo...
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A vision from the field: Climate challenges in developing countries

15 October 2016

Pedro Walpole, SJ I talk of things seen at present and of what societies in Asia Pacific are seeking and speak of four areas of change, all interconnected.  The objective is to identify key challenges and contribute to strengthening relations and systems by focusing on experiences and lessons learned. How is the world of...
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Un paso más allá de París con la esperanza de un mundo mejor

15 January 2016

Pedro Walpole, SJ Durante 12 días de la Navidad pasada, unos 30 estudiantes jesuitas de Asia se reunieron en Leyte, Filipinas para encontrarse con gente que mueven los hilos de sus vidas en un paisaje destruido. Aprendieron también sobre la gestión de riesgos, que es claramente parte de la nueva estrategia de vida de...
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Stepping beyond Paris with hope in a better world

15 January 2016

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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