Pan-Amazonia is a territory that encompasses areas of nine countries with seven million square kilometers and covers a third of all of South America. The future of the planet depends a lot on the Amazon basin. The future of all human beings also depends on our taking care of these living spaces, these forests, these waters, but above all, the wealth and knowledge of its peoples.
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The Jesuits in the provinces of Ranchi, Madhya Pradesh, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Dumka-Raiganj and in the Kohima region are predominantly involved in the ministry among the Adivasi/indigenous/tribal peoples. The Jesuits in the provinces of Calcutta and Darjeeling in the east, Gujarat and Bombay in the west and in the region of Nepal are also working among the Adivasi/tribals to a great extent. Thus, the Jesuit ministry among the Adivasi/indigenous/tribal peoples in South Asian Assistancy has a unique significance for the Jesuits all over the world.
This is an Intercultural Institute, where currently enrolled 150 students, from 10 different ethnic groups and both cultures, languages and different traditions, which means a huge cultural variety and a great respect and appreciation for other cultures. It is inspired from the culture and traditions of the Mixe people and developed and promoted by the University System of Latin American Universities in Mexico Institute, linked to 40 universities in Latin America (AUSJAL) and supported with a tradition of teaching at least 450 years of the best universities worldwide.
We want to promote the depth of imagination and thought of each and the students of the Institute to promote in the Mixe people and other cultures best sustainable human development indices.
Jesuits in Guyana are joining others who work across the vast Amazonian rainforest to protect the world’s largest eco-system – and its peoples – from destruction. In January, Jesuits who work in this region of the world launched the Pan-Amazonian Project in Manaus, Brazil. And this week saw the gathering in Rome of a new international network: the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial Network (REPAM). This was established last year in Brazil and consists of bishops whose territories include Amazon regions, priests, missionaries working in the Amazon jungle, national representatives of Caritas and laypeople belonging to various Church bodies.
Jesuits who work across the vast Amazonian rainforest are collaborating to protect the world’s largest eco-system – and its peoples – from destruction. Together with their lay partners, they met recently in Manaus, Brazil, with representatives from various non-governmental organisations and funding agencies, as well as from school and university networks, for the launch of the Pan-Amazonian Project.