Tag Archive for environmental awareness

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

Stewardship

image_previewGreenFaith provides tools to help religious institutions and their members adopt sustainable consumption habits.

A Jesuit Ecology Resource

ecojesuitEcoJesuit is a website with lots of useful information and opinions about best practices to meet ecological challenges.  It’s a joint project of European Jesuits and the Asia Pacific Jesuit Conference with a mission of “promoting greater awareness of our ecology and engagements through responsibility for how we live.”

Jesuit Says Saving the Earth is the Society’s Next Frontier

jsurette1Jesuit Father John Surette has a dream for the Society of Jesus.  Responding to Father General Adolfo Nicolás’s call for Jesuits to explore the “frontiers, those geographical and spiritual places where others do not reach or find difficult to reach,” Fr. Surette looks to a frontier very close to home:  planet Earth.

FYDP Guides Engage in Community Exposure

IMG_5551The approach of the exposure was thematic and each scheduled community visit carried with it specific leitmotifs such as asset creation and equitable distribution, good governance, vulnerable groups, and environmental protection. The group processing that followed presented an avenue for discussion among the guides, as they shared their experiences in these areas, as well as reflected on how a particular program such as this (once it becomes part of the curriculum of FYDP, hopefully to be implemented in the next school year) could provide a leverage for raising the level of awareness among first year students on the social realities of the day, so that they can contribute and commit toward social transformation.

ESSC integrates research planning with Our Environmental Way of Proceeding

Project_Photo_23Jan2013ESSC framed the planning activity with two objectives: to build a common understanding and shared approach to the research agenda and to commit to collaborate with others and work towards Our Environmental Way of Proceeding. The OEWP document provides a framework and an operative spirituality that guides in the experience of, and deepens our relationship with, creation and Creator.