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Honduras - A Sign-on in defence of truth and democracy
(Dec-2017) 
 

Global - Pope Francis' converses with the Jesuits in Myanmar and Bangladesh
(Dec-2017) 
 

Latin America - A gathering on Integral Ecology in Quito
(Dec-2017) 
 

South Sudan - A Jesuit School in a war-torn country
(Dec-2017) 
 

Canada-US - Caring for our Common home and the most vulnerable
(Dec-2017) 
 

Global - World Inequality Report 2018
(Dec-2017) 
 

USA - Young activists put faith in action for justice
(Dec-2017) 
 

Spain - "Jesuiten Etxea" in Durango celebrates 10 years of welcoming migrants
(Dec-2017) 
 

Europe - Xavier Network launches its website
(Dec-2017) 
 

Global - A statement from Ecojesuit in Bonn COP23
(Dec-2017) 
 

Global - "Healing Earth" wins honours from the Vatican
(Dec-2017) 
 

Asia Pacific - How are you, my love?
(Dec-2017) 
 

Global - Ecology Network advocates for fighting climate change at COP23
(Nov-2017) 
 

US - Canada - An Ecological Examen: Reconciling God, Creation, and Humanity
(Nov-2017) 
 

Latin America - Atlas of Conflicts in the Amazon: Story of abuse, suffering and death
(Nov-2017) 
 

Africa - Fourteen African Jesuit institutions and collaborators join to promote reconciliation
(Nov-2017) 
 

South Asia - Jesuit social activists explore ways to foster harmony
(Nov-2017) 
 

Asia Pacific - Migrant workers come back to their "mother's home"
(Nov-2017) 
 

Latin America - Human Rights and integral ecology network consolidate their action
(Nov-2017) 
 

Global - Catholic institutions announce largest-ever joint divestment from fossil fuels
(Nov-2017) 
 

Global - The Global Red Chair project: Collaboration for global citizenship
(Nov-2017) 
 

Global - Pope Francis announces November 19 as the World Day of the Poor
(Nov-2017) 
 

USA - Kino Border Initiative earns WOLA Human Rights award
(Nov-2017) 
 

Global - First International Congress convenes Jesuit educators
(Nov-2017) 
 

USA - "Dignity Has No Borders": Jesuit Migration Network meeting looks at migration on a regional le
(Nov-2017) 
 

Europe - Social Apostolate Delegates meet to discern on GC36, ecology, spirituality and collaboratio
(Oct-2017) 
 

Global - Building partnerships in water and faith to achieve the SDGs
(Oct-2017) 
 

Asia Pacific - No more dancing houses
(Oct-2017) 
 

Latin America - Fund what is fair: Right to education campaign for Latin America and the Caribbean
(Oct-2017) 
 

Rome - Students of Massimo Institute make a video on climate change
(Oct-2017) 
 

Rome - International Congress on Child Dignity in the Digital world
(Oct-2017) 
 

Africa - The Ignatian Family in Africa trained in promotion of faith, justice and reconciliation
(Oct-2017) 
 

USA - Faith Leaders Call for Justice at St. Louis Interfaith Prayer Service
(Oct-2017) 
 

Latin America - First Regional Meeting of Indigenous Youth
(Oct-2017) 
 

Latin America - RJM-LAC and Campaign for Hospitality
(Oct-2017) 
 

Spain - Cooperation in a Changing World
(Oct-2017) 
 

 

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Asia Pacific - No more dancing houses

(Oct-2017)

"A dancing house." This is how many survivors of Typhoon Haiyan describe the substandard relocation houses that have been built. "If you shake them, they will move," said one survivor. Four years after the disaster, building infrastructure that is able to withstand extreme weather conditions better remains a challenge in the Philippines. "Many housing efforts are in retrofitting and are done without consideration of proper land-use planning. Houses are built quickly because people want to see the houses immediately. Later, problems arise because site planning had not been done well," stated Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC) Executive Director Sylvia Miclat. ESSC is responding to the challenge through a two-year housing development project, with the support of Xavier Network and Philippine Jesuit Province. ESSC, along with the local people's expertise is building durable homes that would not be washed away by another storm surge or blown away by strong winds. Read more...