Archive for Indigenous people

Learning “Learning Sustainable Life”

lsl-1Peter Walpole and his team’s engagement with the Pulangiyen community in Bendum is one of accompanying the people in finding ways to live sustainably. Since 1992, initiatives were undertaken to address the different community concerns: land security, livelihood, health, education, resource management, and peace. The engagement is characterized by a deep respect for the people’s culture and identity, and the various initiatives are founded on the basis of culture.

Bentela daw Sayuda

bentel_daw_sayudaBentela daw Sayuda is the Pulangiyen value of visiting and sharing information; it is part of the Bridging Leadership in Mindanao (BLM) project of ESSC. BLM is an engagement with the youth of Mindanao, especially young adults in Indigenous People communities that aims to help in the stability and sustainability of Mindanao youth’s culture, the environment and their resources.

The social apostolate focuses on ecology

day6_rio+20_story4_foto-225x300On the second week of June, the annual meeting of the social delegates of the Conference of Latin America and Caribe took place in Buenos Aires.  It was cold autumn at that time.  There were around 30 people coming from the Jesuit provinces in Latin America.  Among them there were the coordinators of the networks for indigenous peoples, Fe y Alegría and the Jesuit Service for Refugees and Migrants (SJR–SJM).  A few persons from funding agencies that collaborate with the provinces also accompanied them.