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Why engaging with COP26 matters

15 February 2021

Climate change is the continuing crisis the world is experiencing since its discovery in the early 19th century, but any global discussion at this time has to start with COVID-19. These are the two existential crises humanity faces today and the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow in November cannot be put to...
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The EOF Ecological Transition roadmap: Receiving Laudato Si’ with joy

2 February 2021

Xavier de Bénazé SJ The French speaking Province of Western Europe (Europe Occidentale Francophone or EOF) of the Society of Jesus shares the joy of this new step in receiving Laudato Si’ through its newest sector, the Ecological Transition apostolate. This newest apostolate and the preparation of its roadmap is a direct answer to...
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Indigenous rights and integral ecology

17 August 2020

Xavier Jeyaraj SJ Ecojesuit shares the editorial by Father Xavier Jeyaraj SJ, Secretary of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat (SJES) originally published last year in Promotio Iustitiae (Issue No127, 2019/1) with the theme: Indigenous Rights and Integral Ecology: Amazon, Great Lakes, and Asian Forests. As we commemorate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples...
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Ecojesuit commitment to build back a new normal

10 July 2020

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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New paths for environmental conversion in a world in crisis? Some elements for discernment

15 June 2020

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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Ecology in the COVID-19 crisis: Ecojesuit seeking a dialogue for change

27 May 2020

There is anticipation of a new normal as the world tries to get back on its feet from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that has reached to date a staggering 5.5 million cases of infection, 346,000 deaths, and 2.2 million recoveries in 188 countries. We are challenged to make this recovery a new...
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Journey with the spring

27 March 2020

Margarida Alvim We live in desert times, even though winter is taking place. Although in different conditions, realities, or circumstances, we are all in the same boat, with no exception. What is this echoing in me? Silence? Urgency? Impotence? Fear? A need to be with others? To touch? A new clarity around life and...
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10 Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) takeaways

29 February 2020

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

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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A Workbook on Effective Collaboration: Learnings from the Ecojesuit Network

31 January 2020

In trying to understand the role of Ecojesuit in the face of the broad ecological movement, it is a challenge to define a path forward for the coming decade as each institution has its own agenda of how to proceed and what it aims to achieve. But the process of change calls for listening...
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