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CIDSE open letter to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

ANSA830623_Articolo(Vatican Radio)  The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace recieved an open letter on Thursday from CIDSE, which was written by communities in Latin America affected by mining operations.

The affected communities recently participated in a meeting called “In union with God we hear a plea”, organized by CIDSE and the Latin American network, Iglesias y Mineria (Churches and Mining).

 

University of Dayton divesting coal, fossil fuel from investments

1529666_Articolo(Vatican Radio) A Catholic university in the United States has announced its decision to begin divesting coal and fossil fuels from its investment portfolio. The University of Dayton, a Marianist University, is believed to be the first Catholic university in the nation to take the step.

“I think that first of all, when you look at the whole issue of sustainability, it’s coming to the forefront in the country… amongst our students it’s a very important issue,” said Dr Daniel J. Curran, president of the University of Dayton. “But when we looked at some of the positions of the Church in general, and the University’s stated mission, it became very important.”

 

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.

Jesuit Institute in SA screens documentary on the Marikana massacre

AFP3618919_ArticoloOn Wednesday, 11 March, the Jesuit Institute hosted a screening of the multi-award winning documentary “Miners Shot Down”. The documentary follows the events leading up to the Marikana massacre on 16 August, 2012. It includes striking footage from numerous sources, including the South African Police Services, Lonmin security and Al Jezeera. It also presents interviews with key players in the events of Marikana, including deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, strike leaders, photojournalists and lawyers representing the miners’ families.