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The St. Aloysius’ College Centre for Social and Environmental Justice

religious_medium_banner_mediumThe Centre for Social and Environmental Justice was launched in 2013 with a lecture series including internationally known speakers, Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ, Fr. Richard Leonard SJ and Sr. Helen Prejean CSJ.

The centre aims to:

  • To build on existing good practice which is evident in St. Aloysius’ College including activities such as the Arrupe Programme, The Children’s Fund, the Lourdes Pilgrimage and other College charities
  • To promote the involvement of all members of the College community, including pupils, staff  and parents, in awareness and outreach activities
  • To provide opportunities for the various Jesuit works in Glasgow to collaborate to create a more just society
  • To promote greater awareness of social justice and environmental issues through activities and speakers

Water for All of Life

OBrien-lakeWater is vital to all of life. All living creatures, including humans, need enough water, of sufficient quality, to survive and thrive. We in Ireland are fortunate: most of the time, our citizens have access to a clean, healthy, supply of water for drinking and sanitation. Around 768 million people, one tenth of the world’s population, do not have this.

The positive balance of the International Seminar of the Network of Peers on the Environment and Sustainability

grupo ausjalThis past Monday, 10th of november, PUC-Rio received members from the Association of Universities Entrusted in Company of Jesus in Latin America (AUSJAL) during the International Seminar of the Network of Peers on the Environment and Sustainability. The event was supported by the Interdisciplinary Center for the Environment (NIMA) of PUC-Rio and promoted the exchange of experiences between universities. During the afternoon, they exhibited their projects and the challenges of the quest for sustainability in their respective countries.

The first speaker of the seminar was the Rector of PUC-Rio, Father Josafá Carlos Siqueira, who called attention to the religious perspective of the environment issue. According to him, we must respect God’s Creation. “We are not owners but guardians and administrators of the ecological heritage of God.”

Seminar of Peers of Sustainability and Environment November 10th, in RDC’s auditorium at PUC-Rio. Join!

folder_ausjalEvent will discuss sustainability projects among Jesuit universities in Latin America

Next Monday, November 10th, is going to be held the I Seminar of Peers of Sustainability and Environment (RHA) sponsored by the Association of Universities Entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin America (AUSJAL) and supported by the Interdisciplinary Center of the Environment (NIMA) from PUC-Rio. The event will take place in RDC’s auditorium, on the university campus, from 9H to 17H30. Will attend faculty members from Jesuit universities throughout Latin America, which will feature regional and global sustainability projects, Amazon will be on the agenda of discussions also.