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10 simple steps to till and keep our side of Eden

2016_06_30_P&P_Photo1Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ

This list of 10 simple steps we can take to cultivate and care for this garden in which God has placed us are by no means exhaustive and are only meant to stimulate us to create our own lists, borne from our own experience and desires.  Let the lists be shared.  And let them deepen what we are about, what we are to do in cultivating and caring for our common home, reflecting on the call of Pope Francis for integral ecology in Laudato si’.

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.

Reconciling with creation and renewing mission in Micronesia and beyond

2016_06_30_Reflection_Photo1David Andrus, SJ

In a brief report to the Jesuits of Micronesia, David Andrus, SJ shares his experience as one of the participants to the Reconciling with Creation Reflection Workshop of the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP)  held at the Culture and Ecology Center in Bendum, Philippines from 6 to 10 June 2016.

CLC’s Progressio Supplement #72: Caring for creation

2016_05_31_NE_Photo1-300x276The Ecology Commission of Christian Life Community (CLC) developed Progressio Supplement #72: Caring for Creation that focused on matters of ecology and environmental concerns, and stands as CLC’s contribution to the ongoing action in the ecology frontier, one of the priorities of the Lebanon World Assembly.

The CLC discussion on the theme of ecology aligns itself with the directive of the Church’s Social Doctrine – as laid down by the Second Vatican Council, and as ratified by all following popes – in urging a firm and concerted response from people of faith to the environmental challenge of our time.  And today, above all, we align ourselves with the brave and clear call of Laudato si’: On the Care of our Common Home that responds to and seeks to ameliorate the ravaged state of our sister earth and our shared home.