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

“Desinversión” una inusual alianza entre el clima y las finanzas

By Alicia Aleman Arrastio Hace menos de un mes que se publicaba en la página web de Justice in Mining una noticia sobre la desinversión: los jesuitas australianos habían tomado la decisión de desinvertir en combustibles fósiles. Lo anunciaba el superior de la provincia de Australia, el jesuita Brian F. McCoy SJ, quien comenzaba el … More “Desinversión” una inusual alianza entre el clima y las finanzas

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

Global Map of Environmental Injustice

(by Boshra Yazahmeidi) The Environmental Justice Atlas, also known as EJAtlas, is an interactive database housing a wealth of information about ecological conflicts worldwide, through an accessible, colourful, and easy-to-use map.  You can access the map via: https://ejatlas.org/ The developers have defined ecological conflicts to be those led by mobilised communities and social movements against … More Global Map of Environmental Injustice

Australian State Bans Unconventional Gas Mining

(by Boshra Yazahmeidi) It is something of a historic moment when the state ranked second in economic performance in a country that has heavily relied on mining decides to introduce legislation to ban all exploration and development of unconventional onshore gas.  This is Victoria. Unconventional gas mining refers to the extraction of natural gas from … More Australian State Bans Unconventional Gas Mining

Report Highlights Environmental Concerns at McArthur River Mine

(by Boshra Yazahmeidi) A report released this week by the Mineral Policy Institute calls on the operator of the McArthur River Mine to halt operations until a public commission of inquiry has examined how the mine intends to ensure the safety of its operations, and at what financial cost. As one of the world’s largest zinc, … More Report Highlights Environmental Concerns at McArthur River Mine

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

Mining and environmental justice: The struggle for water, health, and human security in 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 Central-Southern Province, Saint Louis University and ERIC, the Reflection, Research and Communication Center in Honduras, partnered to investigate the social and environmental risks … More Mining and environmental justice: The struggle for water, health, and human security in Honduras