Climate justice as human justice is the main theme of Loyola University Chicago’s fourth annual Climate Change Conference on 16 to 17 March 2017 titled Climate Justice: The Struggle for Our Common Home.
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I am part of DIVEST Loyola and the Loyola Association of Students for Sustainability and when we worked together with different on-campus and off-campus organizations to create the first ever Earth Week celebration at Loyola New Orleans this year, I wondered how great it would be if all Jesuit institutions somehow worked together under one sustainable movement to encourage, empower, and educate each other for a greater change among our greater Jesuit community.
I talk of things seen at present and of what societies in Asia Pacific are seeking and speak of four areas of change, all interconnected. The objective is to identify key challenges and contribute to strengthening relations and systems by focusing on experiences and lessons learned.
Opportunities and priorities in moving a common global plan: Laudato si’ and the Path to COP22 Marrakech
The Joint Seminar of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Laudato si’ and the Path to COP22 in Marrakechreleased their Final Statement that Ecojesuit shares below, urging all the signatories to the Paris Agreement to “move forward together with determination, urgency, shared values and a common global plan” and emphasizing 10 opportunities and priorities.
In a special issue of the Journal of Jesuit Studies, we highlight the works of Jesuits vis-à-vis the environment from the perspective of various regions in the hopes of fostering a fruitful cross-cultural conversation that is needed within the Society.
In his discussion of the environmental activities of European Jesuits, José Ignacio García, SJ, chronicles the way the European Conference of the Society of Jesus employs an ecological perspective. Identifying exemplary figures at the origins of the Society who made helpful contributions to the natural sciences either as educators in schools or as missionaries, García elaborates how these early Jesuits were also active participants in various scientific fields, such as botany, entomology, astronomy, meteorology, and geography.
CERED is part of the Institut Supérieur Agro-Vétérinaire Saint Pierre Canisius (ISAV) and now called Faculté des sciences Agronomiques et vétérinaires (FSAV), a Jesuit institution dedicated to research in agriculture, veterinary, and sustainable development, where sustainability involves anthropological, social and economic factors. The program is multidisciplinary and participatory, involving diverse stakeholders that include researchers, students, research technicians, as well as local communities. Research in CERED covers both theoretical and practical aspects and topics of natural sciences and the social sciences, and puts the welfare of people at the core of the research concerns.