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Philippines: One Billion Bamboo for Climate Change

In response to Pope Francis’ call on Care for our Common Home and aligning with Sustainable Development Goals, the SVD congregation in the Philippines Central Province is committing to plan 100,000 seedlings of Bamboo by 2022. We are looking forward to setting an ambitious goal for planting 1 billion bamboos by 2030, collaborating with the local churches of parishes and dioceses in the Philippines.  [read…]

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Ghana: Women and Climate Change

In 2009, the Sisters of the Holy Cross co-signed the Family of Holy Cross Statement on Climate Change. In this congregational statement, we state that we aim to foster models of development that care for our environment. And so, years later, when Laudato Si’ was released, our passion for addressing climate change was reignited in myself and my other sisters on the Ghana Justice Committee.  [read…]

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Brazil: Sowing Hope in a Wounded Land

Mining activities have huge impacts on the lives of the local communities and indigenous people in Brazil. I come from a country where mining has caused immeasurable disasters from colonial times to today. We have to take a particular note of the crimes committed by the mining company in 2015 in Mariana. We lost 11 lives and a whole river basin. And in 2019, in Romagino, we lost lives and an entire river basin and its biodiversity. [read…]

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Indonesia: Organic Farming and Renewable Energy

Climate change refers to significant changes in global temperature, precipitation, wind patterns, and other measures of climate that occur over several decades or longer. The potential effects of global climate change include more frequent wildfires, longer periods of drought in some regions, and an increase in the number, duration, and intensity of tropical storms. [read…]

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Philippines: Planting Trees Around the Watershed

We planted Acacia Auri seedlings in the watershed at Kamalig, Poog, Toledo City, Philippines.  This initiative aims to revive the source of water that supplies more than 100 households around the area. The older residents describe the flow of water from the tank as the size of a human head.  [read…]

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Paraguay: Addressing the Indigenous People Concerns

The Holy Spirit Indigenous Pastoral of Paraguay organized a virtual meeting with its partner of VIVAT International on September 30, 2021. The meeting was held at the right time, and it was very hopeful by considering the problematic social situation the indigenous communities are facing in Paraguay. [read…]

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Poland: Fu Shenfu Migrant Centre in Warsaw

The SVD commitment to migrants and refugees began in the 1980s when foreigners came to Poland. In the early 1990s, migrants from Sri Lanka, Poland, and Afghanistan arrived. At the same time, more and more refugees and migrants were coming from Chechnya and Ingushetia, and African countries. They stayed in special centers for foreigners. [read…]