Documents and Videos
Healing a Broken World.pdf (Promotio Iustitiae), number 106
A special report on Ecology, this document describes the rationale of establishing the Task Force on Jesuit Mission and Ecology (July-November 2010), the general vision that animates its analysis and recommendations, the context of the world, the Church and the Society of Jesus today, the relationship of reconciliation with creation ‘with faith, justice, inter-religious and cultural dialogue, and finally proposes a set of practical recommendations.
A Spirituality that Reconciles Us with Creation (Promotio Iustitiae), number 111
Finding in Ignatian spirituality, and in Christian theology more generally, the inspiration we need to develop new and better ways of relating to the natural world so that we are able to love, respect, and protect its integrity more effectively.
Ecology & Justice, Malta, 2012
Energy Vision Statement
This public statement was prepared by three communities of Catholic Sisters in Central Kentucky, leaders in opposing development of natural gas pipelines which will connect hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") operations in the northeast with chemical processing plants in the south. The pipeline will transport hazardous natural gas liquids resulting from the fracking activity in NY and PA through KY and will also run through Clermont Co, OH, close to Grailville, OH. The statement advocates instead for immediate regional and national plans for the transition to renewable sources of energy. More information at http://www.lorettocommunity.org/energy/.
Sustainability and Catholic Higher Education: A Toolkit for Mission Integration
Published by the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, Lasallian Association of College and University Presidents, Catholic Campus Ministry Association, Catholic Relief Services College and the National Catholic Student Coalition, with support from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Sept 2011.
The goal of the Toolkit is to help Catholic colleges and universities to both strengthen their commitment to sustainability and communicate how this work is inspired and animated by Catholic mission. In order to achieve this vision of “Catholic mission-based sustainability,” the Toolkit is organized around the five components of the Coalition’s St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor and offers practical suggestions by which institutions of Catholic higher education can holistically:
- PRAY and reflect on the duty to care for God’s Creation and protect the poor and vulnerable.
- LEARN about and educate others on the causes and moral dimensions of environmental degradation and climate change.
- ASSESS how we — as individuals and in our families, parishes and other affiliations — contribute to environmental degradation and climate change by our own energy use, consumption, waste, etc.
- ACT to change our choices and behaviors to reduce the ways we contribute to environmental degradation and climate change.
- ADVOCATE for Catholic principles and priorities in environmental and climate change discussions and decisions, especially as they impact those who are poor and vulnerable.
For more information about the Catholic Clilmate Covenant and The St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor, visit http://catholicclimatecovenant.org.
Dr. Lovejoy, speaking at the Chicago Workshop, October 2012
Dr. Goulden speaking at the Chicago Workshop, October 2012 (coming soon)
George McGraw, speaking at the Chicago Workshop, October 2012
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