Archive for 5. Education and Solidarity

Pollution growing concern – Jesuit research reveal

Environmental contamination, especially pollution of water sources, is causing significant concern in areas where Jesuits are based, according to a global survey conducted by the Justice in Mining Network. The survey also showed there is strong interest in mining justice issues, but indicated that many Jesuits and lay colleagues feel they have insufficient knowledge and expertise to take action.

Red de Ambiente y Sustentabilidad de AUSJAL refuerza sus líneas de acción

Del 17 al 19 de abril los homólogos de la Red de Ambiente y Sustentabilidad de AUSJAL sostuvieron un encuentro presencial en la Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio, Brasil).

Durante la apertura del evento, el rector de la universidad anfitriona, P. Josafá Carlos Siqueira, S.J., el presidente de AUSJAL, P. Ernesto Cavassa, S.J., y el presidente de la Conferencia de Provinciales en América Latina y El Caribe (CPAL), P. Roberto Jaramillo, S.J., reflexionaron en torno a los retos que la Encíclica Laudato Si’ plantea a las universidades y a la Red de Homólogos en particular.

Reducing waste: ‘Throwaway culture’ in spotlight as Earth Day targets plastics

It took nearly nine months, but at long last for Betsy Zolper the thousands of plastic foam cups that once filled the pantries at St. Mark Catholic Church, in Vienna, Virginia, are no longer there. In their place sit stacks of compostable and biodegradable paper cups, a first step by the parish’s nascent creation care team toward reducing waste while at the same time increasing consciousness of how much they throw out.

Eliminating the plastic foam cups — an extremely cheap, but environmentally hazardous beverage option — became the first focus for the Care for Our Common Home ministry, which formed in January 2017.

Jesuits Denounce Violence in Nicaragua, Defend the Right to Peaceful Protest

In response to ongoing protests in Nicaragua and the senseless killing of a Jesuit high school student there, the Jesuits of Central America, the Conference of Provincials of Latin America and the Jesuits of Canada and the U.S. released statements calling for an end to violence in the country after several days of protests to proposed social security legislation.

Agricultural Schools

The School Family Agricultural of the MEPES, is a school organization that maintains the learning and professional formation for the young people of the field. It introduced in Latin America and adopts the Alternation Pedagogy, assuring the youngsters of the EFAs an integral formation that covers professional, humanitarian, social, ethical, spiritual and environmental aspects, qualifying them legally, both to continue studies and to devote professional life, family property or outside.

School students take ‘green pledge’

PATNA: Hundreds of students from city schools participated in the pre-celebration of World Earth Day organized by Tarumitra, an NGO, on its premises at Digha on Saturday. They marched to the Panchavati forest area of Tarumitra and performed ‘aarti’ and applied ‘chandan and tika’ to the trees. They also took the ‘green pledge’ to take care of environment.