integral ecology

Niall Leahy is an Irish Jesuit. In his second blog, he rebuts the idea that integral ecology is a new religion. In a recent interview, historian David Starkey made clear that he sees environmentalism as part of a new perverted woke-green religion. He believes that Greta Thunberg is being paraded as a “child saint” and that it’s all about returning to “sackcloth and ashes”. Whether environmentalism has accumulated superficial religious trappings or not is of little consequence. I am...
Niall Leahy is a Jesuit from Ireland who is studying for an MA in Integral Ecology at the London Jesuit Centre. Here he explains what Integral Ecology is. If you want to know what integral ecology is then don’t waste your time reading this blog post and just read Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’. To cut to the chase then read Chapter Four, called (drum roll…) ‘Integral Ecology’. It does exactly what it says on the tin. Still here? Then here are a few thoughts...
Planting trees in Timor-Leste
The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (East Timor), which became an independent sovereign state in 2002 after decades of conflict, is one of only two predominantly Christian states in South East Asia.Jesuits of Timor-Leste are working with rural communities to help them understand and value trees.  Through its clean water project, Jesuit Social Service (JSS) is helping the communities see the intricate connection between forest and water resources, motivating them to cut fewer trees and...