In our latest annual report, we look back on a decade of the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific, recall Fr General Arturo Sosa’s encounter with Buddhism and Islam, find inspiration in Pope Francis’ visit to Myanmar and learn about the newest education project of the Jesuits in Thailand. Fr Tony Moreno SJ also writes his first message as JCAP President, in which he highlights discernment in common.
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The following is from a presentation by Fr. Pedro Walpole at the College of Micronesia-FSM on the 19 of February. The presentation was my own first personal contact with the social justice imperative of planetary boundaries. The presentation included the role of personal responsibility in caring for planet earth and was filled with challenging statements such as “global economic development” is not the same thing as “global human development” and at time the former worsens the state of the latter.
Australian Jesuits divest from fossil fuels, support Flights for Forests for World Environment Day 2017
I have in the Province Office a few dot paintings. One of them is by an Aboriginal artist who was instrumental in bringing the Walmajarri people back to their ancestral land I 1979, after a cattle station was established on it in the early twentieth century.
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.
An opportunity to reflect, discuss, and explore actions to respond to the sustainability of life across several ministries in the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP) is offered through a conference titled A Call to Dialogue on the Sustainability of Life in the ASEAN Context at the Sanata Dharma University in Yogyakarta on 8 to 10 August 2016.