This section houses documents relating both to the make-up and mechanics of the Network itself, and also useful advocacy materials, case studies and research that may be of assistance to communities dealing with Justice in Mining issues.
Advocacy and Research Resources
Jesuit/Ignatian and Catholic Documents of Interest
In June 2015, Pope Francis released Laudato Si – On Care for Our Common Home, his encyclical on the environment. It is available in a number of languages here.
Healing a Broken World, released in 2011, is the Jesuit response to environmental and ecological challenges. It is available in several languages.
“Healing Earth” is an online environmental textbook prepared by the International Jesuit Ecology Project, run out of Loyola University in Chicago. The resource is aimed at secondary and early university students and was written by over 90 contributors, including Jesuits and senior academics at Jesuit universities), and sponsored by Jesuit leaders worldwide.
The Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific (JCAP) has produced a document entitled “Our Environmental Way of Proceeding”. See here: “our_environmental_way_of_proceeding_march_2011fin“.
Background Materials Relating to the Justice in Mining Network
Frank Turner SJ has written a piece examining the theological underpinnings of the Justice in Mining Network. You can read it here: A Theological Reflection on the Governance of Resources
In the early days of the Network, when it was still known as the GNMR (Governance of Natural and Mineral Resources Network), a GNMR Position Paper was developed.
At the Provincial level, a number of documents have been developed to help guide those within the province in their daily activities so far as they relate to fair and sustainable use of the world’s resources. For example:
Australia:Ethical Issues in Mining in Australia
The Philippines: SJSA Talking Points on Mining