Amandla!

Alicia Aleman Arrastio (second from right) writes from Johannesburg where she is attending the Thematic Social Forum on Mining and the Extractivist Economy with other members of the Justice in Mining Network AMANDLA, AWETHU. Power to the people. Our first day in the Thematic Social Forum on Mining and Extractives Industries has started with this … More Amandla!

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

Power Dynamics in the Extractives Sector

by Alicia Aleman Arrastio and Ferdinand Muhigirwa SJ In the extractive sector, there is always a power dynamics between the following different stakeholders: multinational companies, businesses and investors, local authorities, workers and their representatives, international supply chains with their various intermediaries, and consumers of goods. Furthermore, these powers need to be considered in the context … More Power Dynamics in the Extractives Sector

Canadian Jesuits Join Six Other Catholic Institutions in Announcing Commitment to Fossil Fuel Divestment

(by Boshra Yazahmeidi) Seven Catholic institutions from across the globe announced their decision to divest from fossil fuels last week on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, culminating the Season of Creation celebrations with the largest faith-based divestment announcement to date. This latest commitment to divestment from within the Catholic Church highlights the growing … More Canadian Jesuits Join Six Other Catholic Institutions in Announcing Commitment to Fossil Fuel Divestment

Fossil Fuel Divestment – Where do Jesuit Institutions Fit In?

 (by Boshra Yazahmeidi ) In July this year, youth attending World Youth Day sent an open letter to Pope Francis urging him to ensure that the Vatican cuts ties with the fossil fuel industry. Only a month earlier, four Australian Catholic orders made the decision to divest fully from fossil fuels in response to the Pope’s … More Fossil Fuel Divestment – Where do Jesuit Institutions Fit In?

JCAP Sustainability Conference Turns Minds to Mining and Ecology Issues

Patxi Alvarez, Director of the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat, highlighted the work of the Justice in Mining Network and other Global Ignatian Advocacy Networks at the recent conference on sustainability hosted by the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific at Sanata Dharma University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. “A Call to Dialogue on the Sustainability of Life … More JCAP Sustainability Conference Turns Minds to Mining and Ecology Issues

Reconciliation with Creation Workshop – A reflection on the forest walk

“The conversations we had along the way reminded me that environmental problems are social problems that demand holistic responses.”   In June 2016, Jorge Basave attended a Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific event in the Philippines which focused on Reconciliation with Creation. He has submitted this reflection on the Day 2 activity, a forest walk immersing … More Reconciliation with Creation Workshop – A reflection on the forest walk