ECOLOGY

We care for our common home as pointed out by Pope Francis in the Encyclical Laudato Si’. We offer analysis and practical steps to preserve our planet.

JESC supports the advocacy work on integral ecology of Jesuits and partners under the umbrella of EcoJesuit through the work of translation and launched “Eco-bites”, our ecology newsletter. JESC took part in the 2018 Annual Ecojesuit Meeting, in Bogotá and Leticia, Colombia, on August 1st, to discuss cooperation and knowledge exchange between the organisations represented at the meeting of the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN). On July 12th, JESC attended the “Environmental Sustainability Transitions” event organised by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS). Finally, the JESC Eco-Team has joined the Ecological Cluster of the HEST programme (Higher Education for 3 Social Transformation). Together with staff members from a number of Jesuit educational institutes from around Europe and the Near East they are collaborating in a research project on food waste. Edmond Grace SJ became JESC Secretary for Justice and Ecology.

Articles

Human Rights, Privilege and Ecology: Josianne Gauthier

Meeting our Eco-friends: Current Director of CIDSE, Josianne Gauthier shares with us a lifetime dedicated to fighting for human rights in which ecological thinking has now become central. Qs: Who is Josianne Gauthier, tell us a bit about your background. I am French Canadian, trained as a human rights lawyer, am...

Sustainable Prosperity for All

Eco-Bites November Editorial Speaking about ecological urgency, Pope Francis urged us to “reflect on our accountability before those who will have to endure the dire consequences”. To fulfil this mandate, ecology must play a critical role in the future of economics and global justice. The Economy of Francesco cannot afford to...
Brex Arevalo, Project Manager at Ecojesuit

The stories and aspirations of those who fight for a greener world

Meeting our Eco-friends: Brex Arevalo, Project Manager at Ecojesuit. Our Eco-bites team interviewed Brex Arevalo, Project Manager at Ecojesuit, who actively advocates for ecology by engaging with Jesuits and global partners and by promoting ecological action through sustainable development. Qs: Who is Brex Arevalo? Tell us a bit about your...
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Happy Participation

Eco-Bites October Editorial ‘Good politics combines love with hope and with confidence in the reserves of goodness present in human hearts’ wrote Pope Francis in Fratelli Tutti. He also speaks of a political charity which is born of a ‘social awareness which transcends every individualistic mindset.’  It is an act...

The story of ‘The Season’

The Orthodox church year begins on 1 September with a commemoration of how God created the world. In 1989 this day was proclaimed a special day of prayer for creation by Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios. The world council of churches took up this idea and extended it from one day...