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

Trump and the Extractive Industries

By Guillermo Otano, Conflict-Free Technology Campaign, ALBOAN Foundation The extractive industries have traditionally been one of the least transparent sectors in today’s globalized economy, already opaque for the average person. Extractive industries include businesses and operations engaged in “the exploration, extraction, sale, processing and other significant activities relating to oil, natural gas or minerals”. Many … More Trump and the Extractive Industries

“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

Technology and the Environment: Discover the Truth

by Alicia Aleman Arrastio Two days ago we were celebrating the world´s environment day. ALBOAN, one of Justice in Mining´s core group members, celebrated this important date by launching new and interesting content on its conflict-free technology website. Of course, you already know that there is a link between the environment and our much-loved technological … More Technology and the Environment: Discover the Truth

Italian Jesuits Part of Largest Joint Catholic Divestment Movement

The divestment movement from fossil fuels keeps growing.  In October 2016, our blogpost covered the then largest joint faith-based divestment announcement made, comprising seven Catholic institutions. Late last week, an additional nine Catholic institutions jointly announced the withdrawal of investments from fossil fuel companies, placing this announcement in the lead. The nine divesting Catholic institutions … More Italian Jesuits Part of Largest Joint Catholic Divestment Movement

Against All Odds – the Perils of Fighting for Natural Resource Justice

(A Review of the CIVICUS/PYWP report by Alicia Aleman Arrastio) According to a recent report by the World Alliance for Citizen Participation (CIVICUS) and the global coalition Publish What You Pay (PWYP), the fight for justice in mining is becoming increasingly perilous as democracy is weakening worldwide. International solidarity is more necessary than ever: we … More Against All Odds – the Perils of Fighting for Natural Resource Justice