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

Edmond Grace SJ: “Time is a luxury – intergenerational strife cannot distract us from...

Editorial May 2022 In every society and every time there are timid people who do not want change. As a group they are invariably influential but those who seek change can be confident that, in the course of time, they will come around. No society can remain static.   AN INTERGENERATIONAL ISSUE. Certainly...

Loyola Congress 2022 Carbon Footprint Report

This month JESC publishes the Loyola Congress 2022 Carbon Footprint Report. In line with the Congress' push for the deepening of our ecological consciousness and concrete action, the report aims to throw light on the environmental impact of the Loyola Justice and Ecology Congress with regards to CO2 emissions. The presented analysis covers...

Indigenous people in the Amazon

Editorial February 2022   In these parts the Piranha perhaps the most famous fish of Amazonia. Given its  combination of minute size and savagery readers might be surprised to learn that piranha are a valued source of food. A member of JESC staff has eaten one and it seems its light...

JESC releases the final report of the Interfaith Youth Convention on the European Green...

JESC and its partners announce the release of the report on the "Interfaith Youth Convention on the European Green Deal", an event that gathered young Europeans who shared their recommendations with for a better care of our Common Home. The event had the participation of European Commission’s Executive Vice-President...

Our Eco-Spirituality

Editorial January 2022 'Our cry is for gentleness. Our cry is to know how to do what is right. Our cry is for courage. Our cry is for sobriety.'   In Taize, in November, a group of people gathered - all of them associated with the European Laudato Si' Alliance (ELSiA). They...