Loyola University Chicago

School of Environmental Sustainability

Faith and Sustainability

Loyola is driven to advance sustainability because of our faith-based mission as a Catholic university.  We have a number of partners across and beyond the campus that we engage in connecting the spiritual and environmental ethics of our work.  Here are some resources that we use to explore this topic:

EcoJesuit – Jesuits and their partners throughout the world are invited to understand and share in the critical work of reconciliation and ecological concern (GC35 Decree 3).  Ecology and Jesuits in Communication or EcoJesuit, initiated by the Jesuit European Social Centre (JESC) and the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific (JCAP), is an online communication currently in Spanish and English, open to all who share in this vision and action.  http://ecojesuit.com/

Catholic Ecology- description: http://catholicecology.blogspot.com/

IJEP -  The International Jesuit Ecology Project (IJEP) is a three-year collaborative project between Loyola University Chicago faculty and scholars from Jesuit institutions around the world to create an online Living Textbook that addresses select environmental science challenges from an integrated scientific, moral, and spiritual perspective. This Living Textbook will be a curricular resource in environmental science for teachers and students in Jesuit institutions of higher education and secondary schools worldwide. :   http://luc.edu/ijep/

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - The purpose of the Conference is to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place:  http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/environment/index.cfm

Catholic Climate Covenant - The Catholic Climate Covenant seeks to show respect for God’s creation by focusing on the link between creation and poverty embodied in the life and ministry of St. Francis and the words of the Psalmist: “The earth is the Lord’s and all it holds.” (Ps 24:1) http://catholicclimatecovenant.org/