Tag Archive for integral ecology

Asia Pacific Jesuits in the time of Laudato si’

2017_01_31_Editorial_Photo1Pedro Walpole, SJ

Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP) established Reconciliation with Creation, a comprehensive program that aims to enable greater environmental awareness and participation in caring for all forms of life.  As part of this program, Jesuit pastoral ministries with the poor and beyond are integrating social and ecological objectives.

10 simple steps to till and keep our side of Eden

2016_06_30_P&P_Photo1Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ

This list of 10 simple steps we can take to cultivate and care for this garden in which God has placed us are by no means exhaustive and are only meant to stimulate us to create our own lists, borne from our own experience and desires.  Let the lists be shared.  And let them deepen what we are about, what we are to do in cultivating and caring for our common home, reflecting on the call of Pope Francis for integral ecology in Laudato si’.

Ecology and hope, a formation path to ecology and theology

2016_15_01_N&E_Photo1Xavier de Benaze, SJ

La plateforme and Co  is a youth apostolate activity launched during the school year 2013-2014 in Paris by the French Jesuits and aims to integrate different Jesuit youth ministry initiatives in Paris and also to promote new ones.

Twenty young people then gathered and asked themselves “What do we do now?” “Quid agendum?” wondered Sain Ignatius when he came back from Jerusalem. This gathering led to the design of an interesting and intensive full-year program of formation called Ecology and Hope by Gaël Giraud, SJ, an economist and senior researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS in French), Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne, University of Paris, and the Paris School of Economics.

Integral ecology: everything is connected

national_catholic_reporterIntegral ecology is a key concept in chapter four of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. It flows from his understanding that “everything is closely related” and that “today’s problems call for a vision capable of taking into account every aspect of the global crisis.”