International Jesuit Ecology Project: Healing Earth

International Jesuit Ecology Project: Healing Earth Healing Earth is an e-textbook written by international scholars addressing concern for the natural world via science, ethics, spirituality, and action.
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To All Our Friends: This is the 'draft' page for our developing Healing Earth online environmental science textbook that integrates ethics, spirituality, and a call for action. The website is still under construction, to be launched publicly in January 2016. In the meantime, we are inviting college teachers and upper level secondary school teachers teaching environmental science to look over our 'product' and offer your feedback. The Healing Earth Introduction sets the stage; then take a look at one of the drafted chapters. We have a Teacher Guide in draft form too that we would be happy to email to you for your comments and contributions. In late 2011 a worldwide collaborative International Jesuit Ecology Project (IJEP) was conceived—a living environmental science text that provides the scientific basis of the primary environmental threats to the planet, while integrating an ethical analysis of the conflicts, formation in an environmental spirituality, and a call for action. The text is called Healing Earth and is a project developed within the Jesuit Higher Education Directorate in service to teachers and students in Higher Ed, upper level Secondary Ed, students and adult learners who are living in refugee camps around the world, and to all of those at the margins without access to textbooks. During the past three years, 90 Jesuits and Jesuit colleagues including students, university faculty, high school teachers and principals, language translators, scholars, and online production specialists from 11 countries representing all six regions of the world have participated in designing, writing, editing, evaluating, and piloting all aspects of the Healing Earth living text. In fall of 2015 chapters of the Healing Earth text will be used in pilot mode in seven high schools and four universities around the world. January 1, 2016 is the formal living textbook launching date where faculty and teachers in English, Spanish, and potentially Polish speaking countries will have access to use the textbook in its entirety.

Intimidation of Brazil’s enviro scientists, academics, officials on upswing - EnviroLink Network
04/08/2021
Intimidation of Brazil’s enviro scientists, academics, officials on upswing - EnviroLink Network

Intimidation of Brazil’s enviro scientists, academics, officials on upswing - EnviroLink Network

At the end of March 2021, Larissa Mies Bombardi, a lecturer in geography at Brazil’s University of São Paulo (USP), was forced to seek exile in Belgium, after repeated abuse and threats, many carried out anonymously. The intimidation began shortly after Bombardi released her report, “Atlas of A...

No safe space for Philippines’ Indigenous youth as military allowed on campus
02/19/2021
No safe space for Philippines’ Indigenous youth as military allowed on campus

No safe space for Philippines’ Indigenous youth as military allowed on campus

MANILA — Indigenous youths harboring from a military-led counterinsurgency in the Philippines may soon lose the only safe space they have known for the past two years. Under a nearly 40-year pact, the 17 campuses of the University of the Philippines are off-limits to the country’s military and p...

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11/12/2020
Microsoft Forms

The Healing Earth team at Loyola University Chicago has designed a quick survey to gather information about Healing Earth readers, users, and contributors, and inquire about future opportunities for collaboration and communication. Your input is always appreciated!

You can find the survey at the following link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=408fApwrJEiDeLvPnsWsyxQvPZTJmtNFlwmDFfJSq0lUNFNYWTMxWFVPMVowRkFITFE3NTBEVVlMNi4u

Many thanks!

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El equipo de Sanando la Tierra de la Universidad Loyola de Chicago ha diseñado una encuesta para recopilar información sobre los lectores, usuarios y colaboradores de Sanando la Tierra, e indagar sobre futuras oportunidades de colaboración y comunicación. Su aporte es siempre apreciado!

Encontrará la encuesta en el siguiente enlace: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=408fApwrJEiDeLvPnsWsyxQvPZTJmtNFlwmDFfJSq0lUOFFaWVIxTVFaVFZZNTdNOTRUSTg4REpTSS4u

Muchas gracias!

UCLA American Indian Studies Center
10/11/2020

UCLA American Indian Studies Center

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day with UCLA's Native American Law Students Association by attending a teach-in about land acknowledgements at UCLA and beyond. Julia Bogany, a member of the Tongva tribe, will teach us about the history about the land acknowledgement at UCLA and what comes next for people and organizations who use land acknowledgements.

Land Acknowledgements: What Comes Next?
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 12:15-1:45
Event link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/8897956100

#UCLA #NALSA #UCLAAISC #IndigenousPeoplesDay

The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage
05/12/2020

The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage

EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED: REFLECTIONS ON "HOME" ON THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF LAUDATO SI'

Join us for a live webinar on Zoom on Thursday, May 21 at 4 PM CST.

More info: https://www.luc.edu/ccih/archive/laudatosi5thanniversary.shtml

Featuring Paul Elie, Michael Schuck, and Nancy Tuchman

Free and open to the public! Please register by May 20th at 5PM. Registration is required in order to receive link to Zoom Webinar. Register at https://bit.ly/3fKTd9m.

Thank you to our partners and cosponsors:
International Jesuit Ecology Project: Healing Earth
Loyola University Chicago Institute of Environmental Sustainability
Loyola University Chicago, Theology and Religious Studies
Commonweal Magazine

04/22/2020

Earth Day!

Hello Healing Earth Teachers and Students! The HE staff hopes you are well and safe.

HE has an Earth Day gift for you. Send us a brief message on how you are doing during this crisis and we will send you a new HE teaching and learning tool that will soon be published on HE.

Contact us at [email protected] or [email protected].

03/20/2020

Dear Friends of Healing Earth,

All of us on the Healing Earth are thinking of you and praying that you get through this pandemic safely.

1. Contact us if there is anything we can do to help your continued work as teachers bringing the needs of the Earth and society into your courses. If you are not doing so already, consider using all or part of Healing Earth in your new teaching situation. Contact us here or at [email protected] for any assistance you may need.

2. As you communicate with your colleagues, continue to spread awareness of the Healing Earth resource.

3. Continue to help us improve Healing Earth with your observations and recommendations.

Again, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

God Bless.

Mike Schuck
Nancy Tuchman
Chris Wolff
Rachel Elfant
Dan Bulgarelli

Coming to a theater near you (if you  invite us😊).
10/03/2019

Coming to a theater near you (if you invite us😊).

09/05/2019
07/12/2019
Lakota People's Law Project

Lakota People's Law Project

Send a letter to CA's governor & attorney general urging them to investigate #NestleWaterTheft: lakotalaw.org/Nestle-Water-Theft

Nestle pumped millions of gallons of water illegally from #SanBernardino National Forest for nearly three decades for its Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water label, & now has a permit to continue. Water belongs to people & planet, not plastic bottles. #BoycottNestle #NestlePledge

Another great week here at Loyola University Chicago with high school students from around the country learning what it ...
06/28/2019

Another great week here at Loyola University Chicago with high school students from around the country learning what it means be a Water Protector and an Earth Healer.

Welcome 2019 THEA high school students to Loyola University Chicago and an exciting week of training in water science, e...
06/24/2019

Welcome 2019 THEA high school students to Loyola University Chicago and an exciting week of training in water science, ethics, spirituality, and action.

05/28/2019
How Climate Change Affects Your Health

This is excellent information for classroom use.

APHA is building understanding and awareness of the public health implications of climate change. Those include worsened air quality, changes in the spread of vector-borne diseases and devastation to communities due to extreme weather events like floods and coastal storms. We need strong climate cha...

Check out Laurel Chor's beautiful photographs.
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Laurel Chor on photojournalism and Hong Kong’s ‘incredible biodiversity’

Check out Laurel Chor's beautiful photographs.

Laurel Chor is a Hong Kong-based photojournalist and filmmaker. A National Geographic Explorer, Ambassador for the Jane Goodall Institute-Hong Kong, and founder of Hong Kong Explorers Initiative, she will be speaking at Ecosperity, June 5-7 in Singapore, and will also act as a judge for Shoot for Su...

Happy Earth Day from the Healing Earth team!Have you checked out Healing Earth recently? We have been working hard to ex...
04/22/2019

Happy Earth Day from the Healing Earth team!

Have you checked out Healing Earth recently? We have been working hard to expand, translate, and update this free and accessible online resource! You can now find Healing Earth in Spanish, Portuguese, and English!

This book is useful for the classroom setting as well as anyone interested in combining ethics and spirituality to the care for the Earth and all its' inhabitants. We hope you get as much out of this resource as we do!

Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or, just check out the book at https://healingearth.ijep.net!

This is a live textbook which means we encourage updates, case studies, and ideas at anytime. If you want to become a contributor, please send us an email!

International Jesuit Ecology Project: Healing Earth
04/22/2019

International Jesuit Ecology Project: Healing Earth

Happy Earth Day from the Healing Earth team!

Have you checked out Healing Earth recently? We have been working hard to expand, translate, and update this free and accessible online resource! You can now find Healing Earth in Spanish, Portuguese, and English!

This book is useful for the classroom setting as well as anyone interested in combining ethics and spirituality to the care for the Earth and all its' inhabitants. We hope you get as much out of this resource as we do!

Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or, just check out the book at https://healingearth.ijep.net!

This is a live textbook which means we encourage updates, case studies, and ideas at anytime. If you want to become a contributor, please send us an email!

Happy Earth Day from the Healing Earth team!Have you checked out Healing Earth recently? We have been working hard to ex...
04/22/2019

Happy Earth Day from the Healing Earth team!

Have you checked out Healing Earth recently? We have been working hard to expand, translate, and update this free and accessible online resource! You can now find Healing Earth in Spanish, Portuguese, and English!

This book is useful for the classroom setting as well as anyone interested in combining ethics and spirituality to the care for the Earth and all its' inhabitants. We hope you get as much out of this resource as we do!

Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or, just check out the book at https://healingearth.ijep.net!

This is a live textbook which means we encourage updates, case studies, and ideas at anytime. If you want to become a contributor, please send us an email!

Rancher Who Ordered Murder of Sister Stang's Arrested | The Rio Times
04/19/2019
Rancher Who Ordered Murder of Sister Stang's Arrested | The Rio Times

Rancher Who Ordered Murder of Sister Stang's Arrested | The Rio Times

Brazilian rancher found guilty of ordering the murder of American-born missionary, Sister Dorothy Stang in 2005, Regivaldo Pereira Galvão, was arrested this week after eluding police officers since February.

Healing Earth 2nd EditionEarth DayMonday, April 22, 2019Healing Earth content has been updated and increased. Earlier tr...
04/17/2019

Healing Earth 2nd Edition

Earth Day
Monday, April 22, 2019

Healing Earth content has been updated and increased. Earlier translations have been improved and new translations added.

Take Another Look!

https://healingearth.ijep.net/

04/17/2019
Blossom

Blossom

Ex-seed all your replanting dreams with these 11 clever hacks!

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Untitled Album

03/20/2019
Gen R

Gen R

This is the aftermath of the Brumadinho mining dam collapse: 165 people dead; families searching in toxic mud for the missing; and Indigenous tribes living with the environmental fallout.

03/08/2019
Make A Change World

Make A Change World

Congrats Indonesia !! This is what the world's most polluted river looks like 1 year after starting its clean up.

Additional footage by Indonesia Nature Film Society

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Healing Earth History

The creation of the Healing Earth environmental science e-textbook is rooted in two desires of people in Society of Jesus (Jesuit) networks: to address the major environmental concerns of our time through an educational resource and develop collaboration among teachers and learners in secondary school, university, and adult education contexts. Jesuit concern over care for the environment and the poor who suffer most from ecological degradation began in earnest during the Society's last two general congregations (1985, 2008). At the same time, interest was growing over ways to network the Society's worldwide educational resources. A first attempt at a collaborative research project between several Jesuit universities (the Democracy, Culture and Catholicism International Research Project) provided an initial model for how to orchestrate people from several Jesuit institutions around the world in a shared endeavor.

In 2011, the Society of Jesus issued a special report on ecology titled Healing A Broken World. In its final recommendation section, the report called for new teaching materials and curricula in environmental studies that would be drawn from both developed and developing countries and would encourage partnerships between educational institutions and groups at all levels. In response to this recommendation, Fr. Michael Garanzini, S.J., President of LUC and Director of the Jesuit Higher Education Secretariat in Rome, considered the idea of creating a free, online environmental science textbook that would include discussion of environmental ethics and spirituality.


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