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Eco-Bites | October 2019 
Throwing statues in the Tiber

 
The Church of Santa Maria in Traspontina was host to an exhibition of carvings from Amazonia during the synod. What happened next is thought provoking.
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Land, slaughter and martyrdom
Rome, October 2019

An account of the Synod meeting on 8 October gives a sobering account of the human cost of predatory deforestation both in direct brutality and in people having to leave their homes.
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From the Holy See Press Office
Rome, October 2019

Four participants at the Synod for the Amazon met journalists for an exchange of experiences and impressions regarding the 9th General Congregation.
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What one activist says
Rome, October 2019


Josianne Gauthier is Secretary General of CIDSE, an network of Catholic development organisations. She offers her reflections on the Synod and its wider context.

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A Jesuit perspective
Brussels, September 2019


Pedro Walpole SJ lives in the Philippines, on the other side of the planet from Amazonia, but the underlying realities in both places are not  too different.

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Living in Amazonia
                      


Juan Diego Galaz, a Jesuit from Chile currently studying in Trinity College, Dublin, has spent some time working in Amazonia. Here he speaks of his experience.
 
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JESC Director Peter Rožič SJ visited the UN Environment Programme office in Nairobi with Dr.Iyad Abumoghli and Fr. Charlie Chilufya SJ in order to discuss the role of Faith-based Organisations and our joint global action in caring for our Common Home.
A different kind of synod
Edmond Grace SJ
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