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Ecojesuit commitment to build back a new normal

10 July 2020
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Human vulnerability and environmental degradation are laid bare once more as the pandemic grows and country documentation reveals the spread of the virus. All of us are at risk, but, as with other disasters, it is always the poor and those on the margins that suffer most from society’s continuing neglect, leaving them with...
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Global Ignatian advocacy networks in the face of COVID-19

22 June 2020
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Valeria Méndez de Vigo How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting forced migration, education, the environment and ecology, and the most vulnerable people and communities? Convened by the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES) of the Society of Jesus, the leaders of the Global Ignatian Advocacy Networks (GIAN) on the Right to Education, Migration, Ecology and Justice in Mining met virtually and...
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New paths for environmental conversion in a world in crisis? Some elements for discernment

15 June 2020
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Mauricio López Oropeza Ecojesuit shares this input by Mauricio López on 11 June 2020 for the Extended Council of Father General Arturo Sosa of the Society of Jesus on Universal Apostolic Preference No. 4 Reconciliation with Creation. Preamble: An apocalyptic hope In these days, just in a few months, life has changed drastically and...
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Healing a broken world and Father Nicolás, five years before Laudato Si’

26 May 2020
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Five years before Laudato Si’ was released, Father Adolfo Nicolás SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, convoked a task force on ecology in 2010 composed of Jesuits and lay collaborators. Their task: to respond to an important concern identified in the 35th General Congregation (GC 35) that Jesuits cannot remain indifferent to –...
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10 Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) takeaways

29 February 2020
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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
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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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Promote processes and encourage hope: Pope Francis reminds the Jesuit social apostolate

5 December 2019
The SJES Golden Jubilee Congress in Rome from 4 to 8 November 2019 remembered “the lives of 57 Jesuit martyrs and dozens of non-reported men and women, religious and lay people, all murdered for being defenders of rights and witnesses of the truth.” (Source: Letter to a companion “martyr” (https://www.sjesjesuits.global/wp-content/uploads/SJES_Congress_Letter_to_martyrs_EN.pdf).

Ecojesuit shares Pope Francis’ address to participants from the Golden Jubilee Congress organized by the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES) whom the Holy Father met on 7 November 2019 at the Vatican, during which he reminded them of the key role of the Jesuit social apostolate in promoting processes and encouraging hope. Good...
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SJES Golden Jubilee: 50 years of promoting social justice and reconciliation

30 September 2019
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To commemorate 50 years of promoting social justice and reconciliation of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES), over 200 participants from the six Jesuit Conferences are coming together in Rome on 4 to 8 November for the Golden Jubilee Congress of SJES to collaborate on a new orientation of the social apostolate in...
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What do Ignatian Universal Apostolic Preferences have to do with the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

15 July 2019
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Pedro Walpole SJ and Brex Arevalo The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their predecessors, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), have gone through a long process of over 20 years of refitting and reviews, while being discussed by 193 member countries. Today they include developing and developed countries and have a vision of eradicating poverty...
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The Universal Apostolic Preferences are the mission we share in

19 February 2019
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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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