As part of its commitment to reconciliation with creation, the Australian Jesuit Province is offering an opportunity for two young adults to attend the Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific’s Living Laudato Si’ workshop in the Philippines, from 5-9 August 2019.
The workshop brings together people involved with Jesuits and Jesuit ministries from across Asia-Pacific who are moved by both the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth.
Over the five-day workshop, participants will deepen their knowledge of ecology across the Asia-Pacific region, reflect on Pope Francis’ ecological teaching, Laudato Si’, hear Jesuit wisdom/experience, and explore how, as individuals and groups, we can live Laudato Si’.
‘Living, albeit for a short time, with indigenous people on country, Laudato Si’ comes alive with reality and legitimacy’, said Michael, a participant in the program in 2018. ‘[It’s] a unique experience … to connect with all our senses so close to our living present God.’
The Australian Province’s Reconciliation with Creation Advisory Committee has made funding available to sponsor two young adults (aged 18 to 35) to attend the workshop. The funding will cover travel to and from the participants’ nearest capital city and the workshop, as well as accommodation and other expenses at the workshop.
Current involvement with Jesuits/Jesuit Ministries is preferred, but not essential. Successful applicants must be able to articulate in their application process how they will implement the learnings/initiatives from the workshop in their workplaces.
The residential workshop involves living simply, learning from indigenous people and working with others from across the Jesuit Conference of Asia-Pacific.
Applications close Friday 28 June.