Archive for Networking

From carbon challenges to community gardens, living and taking action on Laudato si’

2016_06_30_N&E_Photo1The Ignatian Solidarity Network and the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States worked collaboratively to create a listing of how Jesuit ministries responded to Laudato si’ since its release last year).  Jesuit institutions are taking stock of their response to the pope’s rallying cry to care for our common home and every higher education institution in the US is included along with many secondary schools, parishes, and social ministries.

Two great tasks of our time

loyola-meet-01-758x426How can Jesuits and their colleagues respond more effectively to the challenges of justice issues all over the world? That was the question explored by an international group of over fifty Jesuits and co-workers from various Jesuit justice organisations  when they met together in Loyola, Spain from 17-20 November. Among them was Irish Jesuit Martin Curry SJ, Programmes Officer of Irish Jesuit Missions.  As well as discussing the demands that social and environmental crises around the world make on those involved in areas of justice the group also explored how they could best cooperate and network together as part of an international organisation.

Objectivity and urgency driving the Stockholm Dialogue

2015_11_30_Editorial_Photo2With joy and hope in their hearts, and openness and creativity in their minds, the Global Igntian Advocacy Network (GIAN)-Ecology entered into the second day of the Stockholm Dialogue to explore with members of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) the relationship between scientific objectivity and social urgency inherent within what we know as sustainability science – a science that emphasises and puts into practical action the social transformation that embraces social inclusion and environmental integrity.

Learning the value of dialogue

12309308_910631825672554_1416449387_n-960x600The first day of the Stockholm Dialogue that we refer to as A call for dialogue between the science of sustainability and values fully confirmed the importance and timeliness of this topic. More than 30 people that included researchers, university professors, members of Jesuit social centres, and young students participated in an intense day in which words like challenge, solidarity, responsibility, communication, and diversity were discussed and examined closely.