I have in the Province Office a few dot paintings. One of them is by an Aboriginal artist who was instrumental in bringing the Walmajarri people back to their ancestral land I 1979, after a cattle station was established on it in the early twentieth century.
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Australian Jesuits divest from fossil fuels, support Flights for Forests for World Environment Day 2017
Australian Provincial Fr Brian McCoy SJ has committed the Australian Jesuits to divesting from fossil fuels. “In the light of our commitment to reconciliation with creation, we believe that divestment is an ethical, impactful and valuable opportunity to consider not only for the Australian Province but for all Australian companies,” said Fr McCoy in a statement released for World Environment Day on June 5.
Ecojesuit shares this recent press release on the largest joint action of Catholic groups so far to divest from coal, oil, and gas investments, of which the Italian Jesuits was part. Gianfranco Matarazzo, SJ, Provincial Father of the Italian Jesuits said: “I express the adhesion of the Italian province of the Society of Jesus to the divestment campaign.
The divestment movement from fossil fuels keeps growing. In October 2016, our blogpost covered the then largest joint faith-based divestment announcement made, comprising seven Catholic institutions. Late last week, an additional nine Catholic institutions jointly announced the withdrawal of investments from fossil fuel companies, placing this announcement in the lead.
I am part of DIVEST Loyola and the Loyola Association of Students for Sustainability and when we worked together with different on-campus and off-campus organizations to create the first ever Earth Week celebration at Loyola New Orleans this year, I wondered how great it would be if all Jesuit institutions somehow worked together under one sustainable movement to encourage, empower, and educate each other for a greater change among our greater Jesuit community.
The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice today, Friday 27th January 2017, welcomed the Dáil’s decision to support the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill. The Bill will bring about legislation requiring Ireland’s National Strategic Investment Fund to withdraw over €8 billion worth of taxpayers money from fossil fuel companies, and ban any future investments in the fossil fuel industry. If enacted, the legislation will enable Ireland to become the first country in the world to fully divest from coal, oil and gas.