The Impact of Mining on Cultural Heritage

(by Kimberly Fraser) Australia has some of the oldest and most substantial rock art in the world. This rock art provides valuable insight into the rich history of the land before European arrival. The rock art found around the country is also extremely meaningful for Indigenous Australians and its preservation is vitally important for Australian … More The Impact of Mining on Cultural Heritage

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

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

Website Launch – Justice in Mining

The Justice in Mining Network is excited to mark this Feast day of St Ignatius with the launch of its new website, www.justiceinmining.com. The website builds on the Network’s existing Facebook presence, and is part of a communications strategy to help build awareness of human rights and environmental issues relating to mining. “One of the Network’s … More Website Launch – Justice in Mining

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

Record Number of Land and Environmental Defenders Killed in 2015

A recent report by Global Witness has revealed that more than three people were killed every week in 2015 trying to protect their land, water, and forests through peaceful actions. Mining was the industry most linked with the killings and the 2015 death toll was 70% higher than the previous year.   Indigenous people were the worst … More Record Number of Land and Environmental Defenders Killed in 2015