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Ecology and Jesuits in Communication

August 31, 2018 

Dear joaovox,

The urgency of the urgent in addressing the increasing vulnerability of millions of people to the impacts of climate change are highlighted in surprising revelations during the third hearing of the National Inquiry on Climate Change (NICC) by the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines. Seemingly forgotten public documents and scientific studies were shared and presented, revealing the extent of the fossil fuel industry’s research on climate change as early as the late 1950s along with the warnings from the industry’s scientists, but taken over by the cover-ups and misinformation that followed during the 1970s and 1980s.

Pope Francis’ message during the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, draws attention to water - its preciousness to life and fundamental role in creation and in human development, the privatization at the expense of human right to access water especially the poor, and the constant care needed.

Fr Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator SJ, President of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) is leading a new Wastewater Management Project supported by Jesuit Missions UK. In this interview, Fr Orobator’s message is that when it comes to exercising care and protection for our common home we can all do something and everyone needs to make what Pope Francis calls a “selfless ecological commitment.”

Water, ecosystems and human development are the key themes in World Water Week 2018 recently held in Stockholm, Sweden, and participants discussed the need for more nature-based solutions in a world where poor water management and stressed ecosystems are driving poverty and violent conflicts.

Apart from this latest issue of Ecojesuit, we shared the following stories in previous issues:                             

Latest this month

Urgency of the urgent

Fundamental role of water in creation and human development: 2018 message of Pope Francis for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Wastewater management at the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar

Water, ecosystems and human development in World Water Week 2018

 
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João Gonçalves
Agroecologia e Permacultura
Poceirão, Lisboa e Chão Sobral
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