Africa - Call for Ecological Awareness
Jesuits of Africa and Madagascar or JESAM and collaborators met in Nairobi, Kenya from 12 to 14 April 2013 to review the environmental and ecological dimensions of the mission of the Society of Jesus in Africa and Madagascar and to chart a way forward in incorporating ecological and environmental sensitivity and action into the ministries for the next three years. "Generative themes" were identified from the experiences of the participants and from the work of other Jesuits across the world and can be considered Africa and Madagascar's contribution to the action of the Global Ignatian Advocacy Network (GIAN) on Ecology. The themes include: ecological spirituality, eco-theology and eco-philosophy, environmental conscientisation, biodiversity, climate change, sustainable agriculture, deforestation and bush fires, ecology and conflict situations, management of natural resources, management of waste, business responsibility, potential partnerships, and the justice dimension which informs all our works. Read more...