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Networking globally for justice

2015_10_31_Editorial_Photo1Drawing on the experiences of the four GIANs – migration, governance of natural and mineral resources, ecology, and right to education – the SJES is convening an international meeting entitled Networking for Justice from 16 to 20 November 2015 in Loyola, Spain that will bring together the GIAN core groups and other international networks of the Society such as representatives from Xavier Network  with its Jesuit Missions and other development NGOs, International Federation of Fe y Alegría, and the Social Justice Delegates of all Apostolic Conferences of the Society of Jesus.

Stockholm Dialogue on Sustainability Science and Values

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The Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN) on Ecology coordinates the Stockholm Dialogue on Sustainability Science and Values, for which the initial step was taken when a core working group met in Malaybalay, Bukidnon in Mindanao, Philippines after the International Conference on Transformative Land and Water Governance in May 2014. The second step of the dialogue is now pursued through a meeting with Spanish Jesuit universities and German scientists in Namur, Belgium in November 2014, after which a series of activities in 2015 will follow.

Call for Ecological Awareness

jesam-header-temp3b-nav-4The Jesuits met in Nairobi to chart a way forward for Jesuits in Africa and Madagascar to incorporate ecological and environmental sensitivity and action into our ministries for the next three years. We identified “generative themes” from our own experience and from the work of our brothers across the world. These included: ecological spirituality, eco-theology and eco-philosophy, environmental conscientisation, biodiversity, climate change, sustainable agriculture, deforestation and bush fires, ecology and conflict situations, management of natural resources, management of waste, business responsibility, potential partnerships, and the justice dimension which informs all our works. This is Africa and Madagascar’s contribution to the action of the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN) on Ecology.

Strengthening the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN) considered

gianGlobal Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN) has been around since GC 35.  A lot of work has happened since then and five networks have been formed: Right to education, Peace & Human rights, Governance of Natural and Mineral Resources (GNMR), Ecology and Migration.  These groups have met several times.  Many Jesuits from South Asia are co-opted as members in these core groups.  However, the core group members were at a loss because there was not much awareness about what GIAN is all about and who is to coordinate and how to coordinate these activities.