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Renewing ecological life and mission

30 June 2016

JCAP Reconciliation with Creation team Beginning with gratitude and reflecting on the letter of Father General Adolfo Nicolás in preparation for the 36th General Congregation, the Reconciling with Creation Reflection workshop recently held at the Culture and Ecology Center in Bendum, Bukidnon, Philippines renewed life and mission for 35 participants from 10 member countries...
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Inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities

31 May 2016

Urbanization has been a remarkable phenomenon over the last few decades affecting millions of people and where problems emerge due to the rapid growth of population and its concentration in urban slum areas with high levels of congestion.  This situation carries additional economic, social, and environmental costs and sustains the persistent poverty and inequality....
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Water is life

31 March 2016

Alberto Garrido The big question when a planet is discovered is: Is there water?  If there is no water, there is no life.  We depend on water as much as we depend on air.  We need water to drink and also to wash ourselves and cook.  We need the biggest amount of water to...
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Reducing inequality (SDG 10) is essential to achieve other SDGs

29 February 2016

José María Vera The post-2015 development agenda, Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development  whose overall purpose is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), represents a considerable progress compared with its predecessor, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) even as a common characteristic is their universality that requires ambition towards structural change....
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Edujesuit: Communicating and collaborating on the right to quality education

15 October 2015

Paula Sendín The right to a life-long learning quality education for every person without any discrimination is the challenge taken up by the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN)-Education, a right to quality education network and collaboration of Jesuit organizations joining efforts and resources to respond to this challenge. Understanding the overarching importance of communication...
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Global faith communities respond to Global Goals

15 October 2015

Paula Sendín interviewing Patxi Álvarez de los Mozos, SJ The Society of Jesus, through its Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES), joined two global meetings last September that explored ways by which faith-based communities and religious institutions can respond to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), getting known more now as the Global Goals. Patxi...
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Shaping the future we want: Education for sustainability

31 August 2015

GIAN-Ecology The post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals serves as a framework for global development efforts for the next 15 years. The post-2015 education for all agenda  is an integral part of the sustainable development agenda, which was developed through a broad and inclusive consultative process. In shaping the future we want, we have to create...
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Can the sustainable development goals help transform the world by 2030?

31 August 2015

Mariel de Jesus In 2000, the global community took on the serious task of addressing the world’s most pressing development problems. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) laid out specific, time-bound objectives with the aim of improving the situation of the poorest of the poor. Now that the MDG period is officially ending, the question...
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A call to dialogue on sustainability science and values

31 July 2015

The Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN)-Ecology continues to pursue the call to dialogue on sustainability science and values that emerged from previous discussions in Stockholm, Sweden in 2013  and in Bukidnon, Philippines last year. The release of the papal environment encyclical, Laudato si’, has made this call for dialogue more urgent. Discussions for action...
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Post-Sendai 2015: A new 15-year global agreement to measure, finance, and implement more effective disaster risk reduction towards reduced vulnerability and increased resilience

15 April 2015

Mariel de Jesus and Sylvia Miclat Four priority actions to achieve seven global targets in responding more effectively to disaster risk reduction in the next 15 years emerged as the Sendai Declaration or the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was finalized after lengthy meetings that went on through the night of the...
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