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

Interfaith Youth Convention on the European Green Deal

Registrations Open JESC and its partners are pleased to invite you to the "Interfaith Youth Convention on the European Green Deal – Striking a Deal for our Common Home",  which will take place on 25 November 2021, from 11:00 to 12:30 CET on Zoom. The Conference will have the participation of...

The missing part in the European Green Deal

Editorial June 2021   A circular economy will require a transformation of everyday life. Few will argue with this statement but this particular truism needs closer attention. The European Green Deal singles out four industries - textiles, construction, electronic equipment and plastics. It also speaks of a 'farm to fork' policy...

A Case for Climate and Outer-Space Collaboration

A Case for Climate and Outer-Space Collaboration: Managing the World with the Great-Powers’ Good and Bad   A new club of “states that need to be there” “for genuine and sustained strategic dialogue” (Haass and Kupchan)     Introduction. In their Foreign Affairs article (March 2021),1 R. Haass and C. Kupchan predict a catastrophe unless...

The Threat of Climate Change and the Pope’s Response

“Today’s ecological crisis, especially climate change, threatens the very future of the human family.” Pope Francis (2019)1 Human Security as Humanity’s Survival: The Threat of Climate Change and the Pope’s Response In this short reflection, I discuss the relative weight of climate change as a security risk. I asses the discussion through the...

Laudato Si’ week 2021

Editorial May 2021 Six years ago Laudato Si' spoke of Sister Earth ‘crying out.’ By issuing a call to dialogue on our common home, it echoed the the opening words of  the Vatican II document, ‘Gaudium te Spes:’ The joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the people...