Jesuit institutions across the country will be uniting in prayer today (Thursday, June 18, 2015) in support of Pope Francis’s encyclical on climate change entitled “Laudato Si’: On the Care of Our Common Home.” This nationwide call to prayer is being coordinated by the Ignatian Solidarity Network, a national social justice education and advocacy organization that partners with institutions sponsored by the Jesuits and other Catholic and faith-based partners.
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Jesuit Institutions Across the U.S. Uniting in Prayer in Support of Pope Francis’s Encyclical on Climate Change
We call on U.S. policymakers to support the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and collaborate with international leaders to develop and implement a future global climate agreement that promotes sustainable international environmental standards. Further, we ask the U.S. to invest in multilateral funds to build climate resiliency of vulnerable communities in our nation and worldwide, and develop new jobs in sustainable industries like energy efficiency and green infrastructure.
BEAVERTON, OR – Jesuit High School was recently awarded the overall 2015 Oregon Sustainable School Award. Jesuit was also awarded the first-ever Oregon “More Sustainable” Award, which recognizes the school’s continuous improvement efforts in sustainability over the last four years.
“The Oregon Sustainable School award is a testament to our ongoing efforts to reduce our environmental impacts, create an atmosphere of health and safety for our students and staff, and educate for sustainability,” said Jennie Kuenz, JHS teacher and Sustainability Committee Co-Chair and Advocate.
In preparation for the encyclical and Easter, we are offering a Lenten reflection series. Authors from around the world will offer short reflections from their experiences of caring for creation and the day’s readings. These daily reflections will examine our faith and how we practice environmental stewardship.