Archive for Reconciliation with Creation

Sacred Heart Banket youths in Ecological conversion

Fr Karl Hermann SJ, Sacred Heart Banket parish priest brought Laudato Si home to over 80 youths from Sacred Heart parish and Chinhoyi Diocese during a three day congress aimed at facilitating their learning on the importance of treating nature with respect. The congress held from the 23rdto the 26thof August 2018 was also supported by Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA) and Integral Youth Development (IYD). Fr Karl SJ says the idea to have a Laudato SI themed gathering exposes the youth to Pope Francis’ teaching that the earth is our common home together with the rest of God’s creation which includes animals, birds and vegetation hence to the call to care for it.

Virtual Center of Ignatian Pedagogy: “Rethinking education from the Integral Ecology”

From the Virtual Center of Ignatian Pedagogy (CVPI), which belongs to the Education Sector of the Conference of Jesuit Provincials in Latin America and the Caribbean (CPAL), we want to share the selections October – November 2018: “Rethinking Education from the Integral Ecology” .

Seattle University announces plan for Fossil fuel divestment

Divestment will take place in two phases. By the end of 2020, the school commits to a 50 percent reduction in “exposure to companies owning fossil fuel reserves in the marketable portion of the endowment portfolio.” Then, by June 20, 2023, school commits to full divestment of “the marketable portion of the endowment from any investments in companies owning fossil fuel reserves.”

A new edition of the Ecological Market

At the beginning of September, the annual edition of the Ecological and Solidarity Market of INEA (Jesuit School of Agricultural Engineering in Valladolid) was held to celebrate the start of the course. It is a special occasion to meet with colleagues in the open air, share a table and support a charity project buying organic and fair trade products: vegetables donated by INEA gardeners and Urban gardens;  Capeltic coffee from “Come Sano Come Justo”, Moroccan tea from Red Incola; bread, cheese, organic Italian pasta, cosmetics and crafts from people with mental illness.

Wild Commons green roof part of Campus Sustainability initiative – Marquette University

When individuals think of Wild Commons few students are aware of the green roof on top of the new dorm. The roof holds a layer of vegetation that benefits the innovative facility by saving money, helping the environment and being a unique addition to the campus.

University of San Francisco Hosts “Living Laudato Si’ through Climate Action”

Catholic leaders, at an event co-hosted by the University of San Francisco and the Global Catholic Climate Movement, joined people from around the world for a three-day Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco from Sept. 12-14. The summit coincided with the Season of Creation, a month-long campaign from September 1 through the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 4. The campaign calls on Christians from around the world to care for creation by uniting in prayerful reflection and action.