What is it? Magis Africa 2014 dubbed “The Ignite Africa Experience” is an Ignatian immersion and service programme for young people aged 18 to 35 years. Magis Africa will bring young people from Africa and beyond to take part in immersion experiences that will expose them to some of the key social, spiritual, ecological and cultural issues affecting Africa today.
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It has been said that creation is God’s First and primary revelation. At Ignatius Jesuit Centre we are developing a variety of programs for ecology…for our relationship with Creation. These programs offer experiences that are deeply transformative of our relationship with nature, as well as opportunities to pray together with and for Earth.
This is a collection of resources related to the theme of Ignatian Spirituality and Caring for God’s Creation. If you find other resources please send me an e-mail with the link and I will add it to this collection.
It is reported that Pope Francis is preparing a text on the environment, and Donal Dorr expects that the resulting document will develop the links that Francis has already and repeatedly made between ‘concern for the exploited earth and concern for marginalised and exploited people’. How does Pope Francis’ thinking about the environment compare with that of Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI?
The project of caring for the earth is so crucial to the future of humankind that all traditions – humanistic, scientific or spiritual – ought to make a contribution. From this conviction, there arises the question of whether Ignatian spirituality has some distinctive inspiration to bring to the service of the environmental movement. I believe it has: the aim of this note is to explain this belief.
This ecological examen, an adaptation by Fr. Joseph Carver, SJ, helps us notice and adjust to our participation in or detraction from being good stewards of the earth. How do you fare in your sensitivity to God’s creation?