Archive for SDGs

Tachos, Algodón y Clavos para Filtrar Arsénico en el Agua

Docentes y alumnos de la Universidad Católica (UCC) de Córdoba enseñan la técnica en un humilde poblado de Santiago del Estero. Allí utilizan el sistema para procesar agua con niveles muy altos de contaminación. Reducir los niveles de arsénico y de fluoruros del agua de pozo, mejorar la calidad de vida de un poblado santiagueño que no tiene otra fuente de provisión, investigar y desarrollar nuevos dispositivos de filtración.

Jesuit Hakimani Centre improving equity and faireness in water management in Garissa County

Jesuit Hakimani Center has been working with the select Religious Leaders, Civil Society Organizations, and Water Service Providers to improve equity and fairness in water management for communities most affected by the adverse climate in Garissa County. Severe water scarcity in Garissa County is associated with extreme climate variability and deficiencies in water governance.

Fr. Ben Urmston, SJ, Recognized for Peace and Justice Efforts by the City Council of Cincinnati

Father Ben Urmston, SJ, received a proclamation from the City Council of Cincinnati recognizing his efforts for world and local peace and justice on June 27. Fr. Urmston serves as director emeritus of Peace and Justice Programs at Xavier University and as chaplain of Christian Life Communities in Cincinnati.

AJCU-AP commits to mission of new global Jesuit higher education network

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in Asia Pacific (AJCU-AP) has committed to support the six priorities of the newly established International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU) whose mission and purpose is to “contribute to the progress of the Society’s apostolate of higher education through the application of its decrees and documents in order to promote the development of a more just and humane world for the greater glory and honour of God”. The six priorities cover civic and political leadership formation, education of the marginalised, environmental and economic justice, interreligious dialogue and understanding, leadership in the Ignatian way of proceeding, and peace and reconciliation.

P. Carlos Riudavets S.J. fue asesinado en la Región de Amazonas (Perú)

Fue encontrado muerto a puñaladas esta mañana el sacerdote jesuita Carlos Riudavets, dentro del Colegio de Fe y Alegría N°. 55 Valentín Salegui, en Yamakentsa, distrito de Chiriaco, Provincia Bagua (Región de Amazonas), Perú. Este jesuita era muy querido por la población nativa, sorprendida con las circunstancias trágicas de su muerte, que se está investigando.

A esta hora, la Conferencia de Provinciales Jesuitas de América Latina y el Caribe (CPAL) une su voz y sus oraciones a las de tantos que repudian cualquier acto de violencia contra el ser humano.

Helping ex-prisoners in Thailand reintegrate into society

The Emmaus Center is situated on a two-acre lot in Mae Tang District, Chiang Mai, and is focussed on organic farming.  The main office building, Emmaus House, was completed two months ago, on May 29, and by next month, Kep hopes to have the house fully furnished and operational.  There are plans to engage in handicraft and carpentry work, especially making small furniture and utensils that can be used in the house and farm.  The team hopes to include carpentry in its skills training programme in the future.