Jesuit Curia Joins ‘Flights For Forests’ Initiative

If you have ever calculated your carbon footprint, you will have noticed that the footprint size jumps considerably when you include air travel. A round-trip flight from Europe to the United States, for example, generates about three tonnes of carbon dioxide per person. In total, the average European generates approximately ten tonnes of carbon dioxide … More Jesuit Curia Joins ‘Flights For Forests’ Initiative

Mining and environmental justice: The struggle for water, health, and human security in Honduras

By Fernando Serrano, Ph.D., Saint Louis University; Pedro Landa, ERIC Honduras Orlando Posadas, ERIC Honduras Mercy Ayala, ERIC Honduras; Gustavo Cardoza, ERIC Honduras What is the impact of extractive industries such as mining in Honduras? And how are people in poor rural communities responding? With the support of the US Jesuit Conference and the Jesuit … More Mining and environmental justice: The struggle for water, health, and human security in Honduras

Abandoned Mines: Can a negative legacy become a positive inheritance.

Research finds that there are more than 60,000 abandoned mines across Australia. Unlike other forms of human land use, by their nature the extractive industries are temporary and have a limited life span within one particular geographical area. Once the extraction has occurred, companies move on. As mining has been going on in Australia for … More Abandoned Mines: Can a negative legacy become a positive inheritance.

JESC joins Catholic international movement to divest from fossil fuels

The following release was issued by JESC on 25 April. Read more about divestment by Catholic organisations here. The Jesuit European Social Centre (JESC) has joined the joint movement to divest from fossil fuels, along with other Catholic organisations such as Caritas Internationalis, Catholic banks, bishops and others. A full list of institutions can be … More JESC joins Catholic international movement to divest from fossil fuels

Grassroots Campaign Challenges Adani Project in Australia

Adani Group’s plans for a massive coalmine and rail connection in Queensland’s Galilee Basin are looking increasingly shaky, thanks to a fierce grassroots campaign opposing the project. The Carmichael Coal Mine was first proposed in 2010 by the Indian conglomerate, headed by billionaire Gautam Adani. With a projected lifetime of 60 years and estimated total … More Grassroots Campaign Challenges Adani Project in Australia

From perverse resignation to re-signing to action, a message from Pope Francis to COP 23 leaders and delegates

By Xavier Jeyaraj SJ (This article first appeared at http://www.ecojesuit.com) On 16 November, Pope Francis sent an official message to the delegates of COP23 gathered in Bonn,  Germany.  He warned world leaders of destructive climate change, reiterating what he powerfully stated in his encyclical Laudato Si’, not to fall victims of “four perverse attitudes” that can … More From perverse resignation to re-signing to action, a message from Pope Francis to COP 23 leaders and delegates

Human, humble and holy: A reflection on the Ecojesuit event in Bonn

By Pedro Landa and Alicia Aleman Arrastio Gratitude is what comes first out of our hearts when we think of our experience in the city of Bonn. We went there as representatives of the core group of the Justice in Mining Network, invited by our sister network Ecojesuit. The place and the event were impeccable, … More Human, humble and holy: A reflection on the Ecojesuit event in Bonn