Tag Archive for indigenous people

Tarumithra Eco-fest 2015

eco-fest-2015AADI, a voluntary organization in Attapdy, strives to promote development of Adivasis. (indigenous people). Since 2012, it has been conducting Tarumithra Eco-fest in all the schools and colleges in Attapady in order to generate awareness among the students to promote and protect a healthy environment on Earth. Eco fest has become an annual event that evokes a lot of interest and enthusiastic participation of the students. About six hundred students gather every year to celebrate with nature.

Focusing on Social Justice, A Jesuit Leader Visits from Rome

red_cloud_indianFather Patxi Álvarez de los Mozos, S.J., the Secretary for Social Justice and Ecology in the Society of Jesus, spent a day at Red Cloud during his recent trip to the United States.

According to the Provincial Assistant for Social and International Ministries for the Chicago-Detroit and Wisconsin Provinces, John Sealey, Fr. Alvarez wanted to see Red Cloud’s work first hand, as it serves as a “vital and important ministry that embodies Jesuit commitment to accompany indigenous people.”

Ecojesuits

Ecojesuit_logoEcojesuit is an online newsletter that offers contemporary, original, and exclusively written commentaries, reflections and insights, analysis, and exchange of ideas and practices on various ecological and social concerns such as those that relate to water and watershed management, mineral development, food security, impact and adaptations to climate change, disaster risk resilience, renewable and alternative energy, Indigenous Peoples and cultural integrity, sustainable development, among others. While it has a global reach, Ecojesuit communicates communities and local concerns. While initially directed at Jesuit practitioners and organizations working on ecological concerns, Ecojesuit encourages participation and communication beyond the Jesuits and promotes a global collaboration and networking on ecology.

Learning “Learning Sustainable Life”

lsl-1Peter Walpole and his team’s engagement with the Pulangiyen community in Bendum is one of accompanying the people in finding ways to live sustainably. Since 1992, initiatives were undertaken to address the different community concerns: land security, livelihood, health, education, resource management, and peace. The engagement is characterized by a deep respect for the people’s culture and identity, and the various initiatives are founded on the basis of culture.