Three significant events are all culminating at the moment and they have a common theme.
Friday 5 June 2020 is the day we mark World Environment Day. This day arrives as we have just walked our way through Reconciliation Week. Also, we are currently experiencing people around the world protesting racism. A statement Pope Francis made last year on this day encompasses all these events.
“… World Environment Day, and so it is fitting to reflect on our responsibility to cultivate and care for the earth in accordance with God’s command (cf. Gen 2:15). We are called not only to respect the natural environment, but also to show respect for, and solidarity with, all the members of our human family.” Pope Francis
At Saint Ignatius’ College these are among the values we hope our students will take with them into the world. On Educate Magis, the website which connects the global community of Jesuit and Ignatian educators, the following short video outlines how we can make our own small step into Reconciliation with each other and Creation.
Two of the Universal Apostolic Preferences discerned by the Jesuit Global community are:
“To walk with the poor, the outcasts of the world, those whose dignity has been violated, in a mission of reconciliation and justice.”
“To care for our common home, by collaborating with Gospel depth, for the protection and renewal of God’s creation.”
This video outlines a small step we can take in this process.
Mrs Jacquie McCabe
Head of Ignatian Ethos