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Eco-Bites September Edition
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In 2015 Pope Francis introduced the Season of Creation - 1 September to 4 October - to the Catholic Church, but he would be the first to admit that he did not invent it!  Who did?  And where did it come from?  It's a story worth knowing.
 
Prayer Vigil for Season of Creation
Rome, September 2020
As part of the Season of Creation the Secretariat for Justice and Ecology at the Curia of the Society of Jesus in Rome is organising an online prayer vigil on 25 September (at 8pm in three time zones - Manila, Rome and New York) on the theme 'Breathing Together.'

 
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Reimagining Development
Manila, July 2020
36 young people from around the world, including JESC staff members, have come together under the auspices of the UN Environmental Programme for a re-imagining of development as the cries of the earth and the poor grow stronger.
 
Photo: Re-imagining Development Event
Business and Human Rights
Brussels, September 2020
As part of the Season of Creation our partner organisation, CIDSE, has backed the statement of 110 bishops from around the world, calling for a  UN instrument on Business and Human Rights to protect local communities and the environment. 
 
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The Common Good of the Sea
Brussels, September 2020
Mgr Noel Treanor, President of Justice and Peace Europe, met with Mr. Virginijus Sinkievicius, Commissioner for The Environment, Oceans and Fisheries. and presented the work of the network on The Common Good of the Seas.
 
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The Arts in Climate Action
Manila, September 2020
Kristin Kusanovich, theatre and dance senior lecturer at Santa Clara University, speaks of 'tUrn Climate Action' - a week-long program at the university - and of how people in the arts and humanities are playing a key role in climate action.
 
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Ecology and 'Neurodiversity'
Stanford University, September 2020
The contribution of JESC Secretary for Ecology is acknowledged in a Report on Neurodiversity published by Stanford Business School. See pp. 4-5 - 'We leave you with some food for thought.' Also p.67. For more on neurodiversity. See p.44.
 
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