Task Force on Ecology
The task force (see Headlines 2010-04) had its first meeting in Rome from 5 to 11 July. Five Jesuits and one lay person, one for each Jesuit Conference, have been put in charge by Father General to make practical recommendations to the Society of Jesus. They have listened to three experts, have produced a first draft document and list of recommendations, and drawn up a road map of the process which the Task Force will follow over the next few months.
The latest issue of Promotio Iustitiae has just been published. Its theme is the work of Jesuits "alongside" indigenous peoples in a variety of global contexts. The contributions throw light on the problems of a reality forgotten by many. This issue also contains a reflection on justice and faith and a series of considerations about the international economic crisis. Finally, there are three contributions on the new perspectives that post-modernity opens up on evangelization, sustainable agriculture and ecological commerce, and the Christology and prophetic testimony of the encyclical Caritas in Veritate.