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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.

GC36 and Laudato si’, reconciliation in the world

2016_10_31_N&E_Photo1Father Arturo Sosa, elected last 14 October as the 31stsuperior general of the Society of Jesus during the 36thGeneral Congregation, is calling for a “reconciliation in the world” that means “we have to strive for reconciliation between human beings, reconciliation with God and reconciliation with the created world.”  Jesuit responses to a rapidly changing world, environmental concerns, poverty, and violence are challenging its worldwide ministries.

Transforming lifestyles for greater social and environmental action

2016.05.pulangi_people_and_forest_0Jesuits and colleagues in the Asia Pacific region are gathering in the Philippines next month to discuss and share how transformed lifestyles are moving a more meaningful and effective response to environmental and social concerns in their ministries.  The three-day environmental reflection workshop will be held at the Culture and Ecology Centre in Bendum, Bukidnon from June 6 to 10, and is organized by the Reconciliation with Creation programme of the Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific (JCAP).

Vatican Radio roundtable:Jesuit higher education reaches out to margins

RV7216_Articolo(Vatican Radio)  Can getting a higher education benefit entire communities and even countries ?  Jesuit Fr. Michael Garanzini, Secretary for higher education worldwide for the Society of Jesus, thinks so and he has the model for doing just that.  Fr. Garanzini, whose tenure as President of Loyola University in Chicago expires at the end of this month, assumed his role as Secretary for Jesuit higher education in September  2011 to coordinate and champion Jesuit higher-education issues around the world for the order.