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Interdisciplinary colloquium seeking synergy in Laudato Si’, Ecojesuit, Amazon Synod, and sustainable development

15 February 2020
The Amazon rainforest

Law students studying financial, environmental, and sustainable development themes in their legal courses at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ) in Bogotá, Colombia participated in an interdisciplinary colloquium Synergy in Laudato Si’, Ecojesuit, Amazonia and sustainable development on 3 December 2019, organized by Professor José Hernán Muriel Ciceri of the Economic Law Department of the...
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Pontificia Universidad Javeriana’s Colombian Amazon Program: Building an open university in constant dialogue with national reality

31 July 2018
The Colombian Amazon rainforest is estimated to be a third of Colombia’s total land area of about 111 million hectares.  There are varying estimates of this forested area: 60.3 million ha (FAO 2012), 48 million ha (World Bank), and 64 million ha (Forestry Development Plan). Colombia is also believed to host 14% of the world’s biodiversity.  Between 1990 and 2010, FAO reported a deforestation rate of 101,000 ha (0.17%) per year while government reports a higher rate of 310,349 ha (0.48%) per year for the same time period.  Other studies estimated deforestation increase by 192% in the Caquetá region in 2012 and the Colombian Ministry of Environment estimated a loss of 140,356 ha in 2014. (Source: Global Forest Atlas) Photo credit: S Miclat

The following video address of Fr Jorge Humberto Peláez SJ, Rector of Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia on the University’s Colombia Amazon Program was shared during the Ecojesuit meeting on 1 August with the University’s key officials and faculty and with the Conferencia de Provinciales Jesuitas en América Latina y El Caribe (CPAL) led by...
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Ecoteología, a research team at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogotá, Colombia

19 March 2012
Foto de: Ecoteología

Nelson Otaya, SJ Ecoteología is an interdisciplinary research team formed to reflect theologically on the environmental crisis and to evaluate environmental management programmes designed to lead towards a culture of sustainability.  Its focus is the relationship of  humankind, nature, and God. The team was created in 2002 by professors of theology and environmental studies...
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Ecological Education: Improving the relationship between people and nature

29 February 2012
Foto de: javeriana.edu.co

Angela R. Amarillo-Suárez Assuming that education is a key vehicle for the formation and transmission of culture, values and beliefs, one challenge imposed on us as educators is to nourish a ‘new type of human being,’ committed to improving the human relationship with the natural environment.  This objective involves working on several fronts. First...
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