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Experiencing conversion, being disturbed, and building trust in a network: Day 1 of the 2019 Ecojesuit Annual Meeting

23 November 2019

Brex Arevalo How do I know conversion has happened in my life? This question set the tone for the first day of the 2019 Ecojesuit Annual Meeting in Mumbai, India (22-24 November), during which we seek to: reflect on the narrative we are shaping as the Ecojesuit network, understand more about effective networking, and...
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Youth climate action

30 September 2019

Ecojesuit and partners across the six Conferences took part in the Global Climate Strike activities from 20 to 27 September in solidarity with parallel climate actions globally, mainly youth-led demonstrations calling for greater climate action from governments and major oil and gas companies. Jesuit institutions and partners took to the streets, classrooms, and communities...
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Spirituality for action in two houses caring for our common home

31 August 2019

Margarida Alvim It would hardly be helpful to describe symptoms without acknowledging the human origins of the ecological crisis. A certain way of understanding human life and activity has gone awry, to the serious detriment of the world around us. Should we not pause and consider this? (Laudato Si’ 101) God saw everything...
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Ecojesuit and the Don Bosco Green Alliance, collaborating with the youth for a hope-filled future

31 August 2019

Brex Arevalo Ecojesuit and the Don Bosco Green Alliance are collaborating in a partnership to promote global youth environmental action, finding a common ground in youth accompaniment as an integral part of life-mission as expressed in the Universal Apostolic Preferences. The Don Bosco Green Alliance is the international “green Salesian network of young people...
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Joint statement of Ecojesuit and Partners supporting urgent climate action

31 July 2019

(Updated from the July 31 Editorial “Ecojesuit statement supporting the Global Climate Strike”. To support this joint statement, please visit this link.) Climate change “represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day” (Laudato Si’ 25) and poses a great threat to the dignity and rights of future generations. In June this year,...
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What do Ignatian Universal Apostolic Preferences have to do with the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

15 July 2019

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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SDG 4 review: Slow progress and the importance of multilingual education

15 July 2019

The first day of presentations and discussions on 9 July at the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development was very far from a discussion as panelists presented in the main forum, Review of SDG implementation and interrelations among goals: Discussion on SDG 4 – Quality education, and different governments and social representatives spoke...
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How can the Ignatian family collaborate towards a sustainable development for our common home?

9 July 2019

In an effort to explore building a broader solidarity through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a platform and international framework for collaborative action in the Ignatian family and beyond, a Jesuit delegation is taking part in the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) from 9 to 18 July in New...
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Faith and Goals in the margins

23 May 2019

Pedro Walpole SJ Exclusion and conflicts highlight the suffering of millions of people that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seek to address. The Goals are a global strategy coming from an extensive dialogue of 193 nations, and though more critically designed than its predecessor, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), still need to be grounded,...
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Religions and SDGs

31 March 2019

Valeria Méndez de Vigo Organized by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the Pontificate for Interreligious Dialogue at the Vatican on 7 to 9 March 2019, the International Conference on Religions and Sustainable Development Goals  brought together representatives of different UN agencies and cardinals, leaders of the Catholic Church and other religions...
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