Sustainability and the Mission
November 2011 Newsletter
The Place of Sustainability and the Environment within Roman Catholic Thought
Read the words of Michael J. Graham, S.J., President at Xavier University, as he discusses the role of "green" initiatives within the Roman Catholic Church on Sustainbility Day.
Read the Transcript.
See and hear Dr. Jame Schaefer, Associate Professor of Theology at Marquette University, comment on climate change in response to Archbishop Celestino Migliore's address offered as part of the 2008 Ethics, Religion, and Society Lecture Series.
Watch the video.
Seattle University has taken sustainability seriously since a time that far predates discussions of global warming or big tax breaks for going green. Seattle has been a leader in sustainability initiatives since the early 80’s, when it was discovered that a painter on campus was releasing harmful toxins into the air and landscape.
Sustainability is “meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs”
This excellent book of reflections on Jesuit values was written by student athletes for student athletes. Articles include: Magis, Cura Personalis, Solidarity, Service, and several others. The book concludes with reflection questions to help student athletes reflect on their development of these values.
If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Photo to right by Kyle Hackett.)
More reflections can be found in the book, Creating Privileged Moments.
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