Tag Archive for environmental awareness

GreenFaith Water Shield

watershield_previewThe GreenFaith Water Shield is an environmental merit badge program signifying that a faith-based institution has taken steps – educational, spiritual, and practical – to conserve water, protect water quality, and mobilize its members and community to do the same at home.


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

Pope Francis urged to back fossil fuel divestment campaign

Environment and Pope Francis :  Saint Peter's square in the Vatican on rainy dayReligious groups have urged Pope Francis to back a campaign to encourage millions of people, organisations and investors to pull their money out of the fossil fuel industry. Multi-faith groups in Australia and North America have sent a letter to the pope saying it is “immoral” to profit from fossil fuels.

A Daily Examen of Consciousness for Ecology

water_300_173St. Ignatius Loyola’s Examen is an opportunity for peaceful daily reflective prayer. It invites us to find the movement of God in all the people and events of our day. The Examen is simply a set of introspective prompts for you to follow or adapt to your own character and spirit. Begin with a pause and a slow, deep breath or two; become aware that you are in the presence of the Holy.

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.