Archive for Environmental Education

Healing Earth launches!

healing earthOn Friday, January 28, 2016, Healing Earth will officially be launched. The work of hundreds of collaborators over four years has produced a groundbreaking text that we hope will help more people understand, connect with and act on the pressing environmental issues facing us today.

The Spirituality of Laudato Si’ : A new issue of The Way

theway_published_news_0The latest issue (volume 54 no 4) of The Way has been published and is available now. Each issue has one article made freely available. This month’s is from Pedro Walpole: Do Not Be Afraid: Laudato Si’ and Integral Ecology

Writing from the perspective of Asia Pacific, Pedro Walpole sees in Laudato si’ a call to restore a sense of what is enough to human living, avoiding unsustainable over-consumption. One way to foster this is to deepen the bonds of solidarity between people living in different parts of the world. To live in this way will require a change of outlook that ultimately spirituality alone can promote and support.

Loyola University Chicago Celebrates Laudato Si’ with Environmental Event

luc_logoLoyola University Chicago will host a day-long colloquium dedicated to exploring and reacting to Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, on Wednesday, September 9 at the University’s Lake Shore Campus. The event, “Caring for our Common Home: Conversations on Ecology and Justice,” precedes Pope Francis’s September visit to the United States and celebrates Loyola’s continued commitment to sustainability.

Kolkata Jesuit center aims to implement encyclical

1439810229-720x340A Jesuit social center in West Bengal state has launched facility to train women in making solar lanterns in an effort to put into practice the recommendations of Pope Francis in his encyclical Laudato Si.

The Loyola Solar Training Center at Pandua, some 65 kilometers away from Kolkata, was launched Aug. 14. It is in response to the papal call to harness natural energy, said Jesuit Fr Irudaya Jothi, director of Udayani (awakening) Social Action Center. The center, he hoped would promote environmental education that Pope Francis talks about in the later part of his encyclical.