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On Eve of First Anniversary of Papal Encyclical, Jesuit Institutions Are Living Laudato Si’

pope-thumb43As the one-year anniversary of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical on the environment, approaches, Jesuit institutions are taking stock of their response to the pope’s rallying cry to care for our common home.

From carbon emission challenges to organic farms and sustainable practices, to environmental courses and an online environmental textbook, to prayer services and reflections that incorporate Ignatian spirituality, Jesuit parishes, schools, universities and social ministries are living Laudato Si’, while recognizing there’s much more to do.

Melbourne 2015: Expanding the Jesuit Higher Education Network – Collaborations for Social Justice

melbourne-pano-nightThe Conference, once again, is July 8, 9, 10 in Melbourne, Australia. Our host institution will be the Catholic University of Australia. All Jesuit institutions of higher learning are invited to attend. You are also invited to bring one or two others from your institution who may be interested in one or more of the topics listed in the program.

Exploring possibilities to collaborate and network for disaster risk reduction

2014_05_15_Editorial_photo-e1402448557966In a recent consultation to explore possibilities for collaboration and networking on disaster risk reduction (DRR) efforts, organized as a colloquium of the Society of Jesus Social Apostolate (SJSA), the reports from the various Jesuit institutions in the Philippine Province show a tremendous and impressive array of responses that allow us get together, act and collaborate more broadly within and outside Jesuit institutions, and move beyond the traditional social apostolate.