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Pollution growing concern – Jesuit research reveal

Environmental contamination, especially pollution of water sources, is causing significant concern in areas where Jesuits are based, according to a global survey conducted by the Justice in Mining Network. The survey also showed there is strong interest in mining justice issues, but indicated that many Jesuits and lay colleagues feel they have insufficient knowledge and expertise to take action.

Red de Ambiente y Sustentabilidad de AUSJAL refuerza sus líneas de acción

Del 17 al 19 de abril los homólogos de la Red de Ambiente y Sustentabilidad de AUSJAL sostuvieron un encuentro presencial en la Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio, Brasil).

Durante la apertura del evento, el rector de la universidad anfitriona, P. Josafá Carlos Siqueira, S.J., el presidente de AUSJAL, P. Ernesto Cavassa, S.J., y el presidente de la Conferencia de Provinciales en América Latina y El Caribe (CPAL), P. Roberto Jaramillo, S.J., reflexionaron en torno a los retos que la Encíclica Laudato Si’ plantea a las universidades y a la Red de Homólogos en particular.

10th Annual Earth Hour Breakfast held by St. Ignatius College, Riverview

The Earth Hour Breakfast is a yearly event held by St. Ignatius College, Riverview aimed at bringing communities together to inspire action beyond Earth Hour through talks, presentations, and engaging activities.

A Latin American and Caribbean gathering in Quito on integral ecology

2017_11_30_PP_Photo1a-bIn a joint discernment in the light of the encyclical Laudato Si’, around 120 delegates gathered in Quito, Ecuador from 23 to 27 November for the first Latin American and Caribbean gathering on integral ecology with the theme Disciples-Missionaries, custodians of creation and discussed concerns on human rights, development models, climate change, the church and mineral governance, and resilience and adaptation of communities to climate change.

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.

Dialogue with Buddhists on ecology and faith

2016.03.buddhist_christian_workshop_discussionJesuits and Buddhist monks and nuns came together in early March to share and dialogue on ecology and religions in a workshop organised by the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific.

Organised locally by Fr Lawrence Soosai SJ of the Patna Jesuit Province, the three-day workshop was held in India, in the city of Bodhgaya where the Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment, and which is one of the holiest of Buddhist cities.