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Jesuit Institutions Rise to Pope Francis’s Challenge of Laudato Si’ as Encyclical Celebrates 1-Year

pope-francis-laudato-si-450x450In his groundbreaking encyclical entitled Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common HomePope Francis called on all of humanity to change how we care for the Earth, our “common home.” As the one-year anniversary of the encyclical’s release is celebrated, Jesuit institutions are rising to the challenge, taking the message of the first Jesuit pope to heart.

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.

Two great tasks of our time

loyola-meet-01-758x426How can Jesuits and their colleagues respond more effectively to the challenges of justice issues all over the world? That was the question explored by an international group of over fifty Jesuits and co-workers from various Jesuit justice organisations  when they met together in Loyola, Spain from 17-20 November. Among them was Irish Jesuit Martin Curry SJ, Programmes Officer of Irish Jesuit Missions.  As well as discussing the demands that social and environmental crises around the world make on those involved in areas of justice the group also explored how they could best cooperate and network together as part of an international organisation.