In a brief report to the Jesuits of Micronesia, David Andrus, SJ shares his experience as one of the participants to the Reconciling with Creation Reflection Workshop of the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP) held at the Culture and Ecology Center in Bendum, Philippines from 6 to 10 June 2016.
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Beginning with gratitude and reflecting on the letter of Father General Adolfo Nicolás in preparation for the 36th General Congregation, the Reconciling with Creation Reflection workshop recently held at the Culture and Ecology Center in Bendum, Bukidnon, Philippines renewed life and mission for 35 participants from 10 member countries of the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP), giving depth to ecological action.
The Scholastics and Brothers Circle (SBC) of Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP) selected disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) as their annual workshop theme for 2015 and for 12 days in December, they gathered in Tacloban in Leyte, Philippines engaging directly with communities, local governments and Church groups and learned how people are recovering and actively participating in the reconstruction and rehabilitation.
The JCAP-DRRM protocol was also a focus and helped develop the framework for post-disaster response. Protocol is about learning how to act as one in the broader Jesuit network and make decisions that connect all and coordinate action for more coherent in the broader movement for action.
Reflecting on the papal encyclical Laudato si’ on environmental matters, the major superiors of the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP) share their statement that seeks to animate response to Pope Francis’ plea to reconcile with creation, an apostolic priority for Jesuits in Asia Pacific