Tag Archive for ecology

A Common Vision of the Amazonian Rainforest

DeforestationJesuits 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.

Alter-Nature, Alter-Native: Mindanaoan Folklore in Ecology and Performance

xu_callforpaperDate: 24-25 April 2015
Venue: SEARSOLIN, Masterson’s Avenue, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
The Xavier Center for Culture and the Arts (XCCA) and the Department of English and Literature of Xavier University—Ateneo de Cagayan invite papers from folklore scholars, theater practitioners, and performance studies experts who specialize on the dynamics of Mindanaoan folklore, ecology, and/or performance for a national conference to be held at SEARSOLIN, Masterson’s Avenue, Cagayan de Oro City on 24-25 April 2015.

Ecologist finds God in all creation

20a2fa5462802bbe4483b73a87c1ad3d_XLFr. John McCarthy has a love of nature that goes back to his early childhood. When he joined the Jesuits, his novice master recognized that his interest in the natural world was profound and encouraged him to make time for it in his priestly life. He has and on a grand scale.

McCarthy has spent most of his career working as a forest ecologist in his native Newfoundland. So, when he goes for a walk or when he looks out of a window at a distant horizon, it isn’t surprising that he sees the world just a little differently.

Center of Concern

cocLogo-white-on-blue-modified_0The Center of Concern researches, educates, and advocates from Catholic social tradition to create a world where economic, political, and cultural systems promote sustainable flourishing of the global community. We envision a global community that upholds basic human rights and human dignity, fosters just relationships, promotes sustainable livelihoods, and renews Earth.


The Yoga of Ecology: A Day In The Life of the Green Wheeling Initiative

2013-07-22-kdcoverIn my previous “Yoga of Ecology” post, I shared the truly brilliant and compassionate work of the Green Wheeling Initiative (GWI), a grassroots ground-up local food movement in Wheeling, W. Va. The GWI is helping the diverse peoples of Wheeling to reclaim their backyards and the bounties in their backyards through community gardens, cultural workshops, grant programs, and campus ecology events, amongst much else.

Lettre de Peter Bisson SJ sur l’écologie

bisson_peterDear Brothers and Friends:

Re: Ecology: On Integrating Our Relationship with Creation into the Mission of the Jesuits in English Canada

“Care for the environment affects the quality of our relationships with God, with other human beings, and with creation itself. It touches our faith in and love for God”. GC 35 Decree 3 #32