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  • To build bridges between the rich and the poor, and establish advocacy links... (GC 35, # 3.28)

  • South Asian Conference Social Coordinators 2012

  • Let us be protectors of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature (Pope Francis, 2013)

  • 'Friends of the Lord' means 'Friends with the poor'(GC 34, # 2.9)

  • Move beyond doubts and indifference to take responsibility for our home, the Earth (GC 35, # 3.31)

  • To respond today to pressing needs of our complex and fragile world, many hands are surely needed (GC 35, # 6.30)

  • To discover new horizons and to reach new social, cultural and religious frontiers... (GC 35, # 1.6)

  • Asia Pacific Conference Social Apostolate gathering 2013

  • Love of God which does not issue in justice for others is a farce (Pedro Arrupe SJ, 1973)


Building just relations in Cambodia

Gabriel Lamug-Nañawa SJ (PHI)


As we nearly complete three years of our existence as the Ecology Program of Jesuit Service-Cambodia, we look back and ask ourselves, "What can we be happy about since we began working together for the environment in Cambodia?" 


We started early in 2013, with two fresh graduates from Banteay Prieb, our vocational school for persons with a disability. Sokhom and Chanthon were young men who had just finished the agriculture course: Sokhom (then 28) a fisherman who contracted poliomyelitis as a child, and Chanthon (then 23) also a fisherman who had lost his left leg to a motorbike accident.  Together we built a tree nursery and both Sokhom >>>

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