Archive for Environmental awareness

Features of a sustainability science

2017_03_31_Editorial_Photo1Pedro Walpole, SJ

Ecojesuit shares this article published in the first English edition of La Civiltà Cattolica, a magazine published continuously by the Jesuits in Rome since 1850 and originally available only in Italian.  For the first time, its 4000th edition is also in English, French, Spanish, and Korean, and was launched in January 2017. Pope Francis met the Jesuit writers for the magazine, and “shared with them the importance of poetry, art, and pioneering intellectual research (as frontiers) and defend not just Catholic ideas but must also witness to Christ in the world with a restless, imaginative, and open-ended spirit (as bridges).”  This article was initially featured in the Volume IV, 2016 issue of La Civiltà Cattolica with the title “I lineamenti scienza della sostenibilità.”

GC36 and Laudato si’, reconciliation in the world

2016_10_31_N&E_Photo1Father Arturo Sosa, elected last 14 October as the 31stsuperior general of the Society of Jesus during the 36thGeneral Congregation, is calling for a “reconciliation in the world” that means “we have to strive for reconciliation between human beings, reconciliation with God and reconciliation with the created world.”  Jesuit responses to a rapidly changing world, environmental concerns, poverty, and violence are challenging its worldwide ministries.

A quick guide to Xavier Schools environmental policies

xs_newsletter2016This year Xavier School responds to the Pope’s Encyclical, Laudato Si, the call to Care for the home God has blessed us with, and the call for a simple lifestyle.

10 simple steps to till and keep our side of Eden

2016_06_30_P&P_Photo1Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ

This list of 10 simple steps we can take to cultivate and care for this garden in which God has placed us are by no means exhaustive and are only meant to stimulate us to create our own lists, borne from our own experience and desires.  Let the lists be shared.  And let them deepen what we are about, what we are to do in cultivating and caring for our common home, reflecting on the call of Pope Francis for integral ecology in Laudato si’.