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Celebrating the Season of Creation

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In one sense it is strange that we should have a “season” of Creation. All seasons are of Creation; they are its very life, the process of sustaining all lives.  But, thanks to Pope Francis, the Catholic Church celebrated the Season of Creation for the first time in 2015. The Holy Father asks that we

Working at the Frontiers: Educating Indigenous Children within the Context of their Culture

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A Jesuit-run indigenous school in Bukidnon                  The Apu Palamguwan Cultural Education Center (APC) is a Jesuit-run, DepED-recognized elementary school for indigenous children nestled in the mountains of the Pantaron Range,  in the Bukidnon-Agusan border.  APC is located in a small indigenous village of 60 families called Sitio Bendum, of Barangay Busdi, Malaybalay City.  Bendum

Sustainability in the youth

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Small-scale farming and indigenous practices in the uplands of Asia are not very sustainable and a great majority of the youth wants out.  Given the marginalisation and oppression that still rule in many of these environments with exploitation by corporate “sustainable” logging and mining firms, armed groups, corporate agricultural practices, infrastructure and seeping globalisation, farming

ESSC course on natural resource management and human development with University for Peace students

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This year, ESSC continues this engagement by designing and teaching a three-unit course for students enrolled under the Asian Peacebuilders Scholarship (APS) program. This course is specifically designed to focus on resource management and human development and is led by Pedro Walpole and Mariel de Jesus. The APS program is offered as a dual campus

Celebrating the Season of Creation

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In one sense it is strange that we should have a “season” of Creation. All seasons are of Creation; they are its very life, the process of sustaining all lives.  But, thanks to Pope Francis, the Catholic Church celebrated the Season of Creation for the first time in 2015.

The Holy Father asks that we join with Patriarch Bartholomew of the Orthodox Church and other Christian Churches and communities in the celebration of Creation and the Season of Creation from September 1 to October 4, the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, each year.

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