Jesuit Community and Lifestyle

Supporting forests and communities

In a piece of land measuring 5m x 11m, we began building late last year a simple structure of wooden posts and a nylon mesh roof for the purpose of growing seedlings of hardwood trees native to Cambodia. Located within Banteay Prieb, the Jesuit-run vocational school for people with disabilities, the tree nursery is a collaborative effort of the agriculture students of the centre and their teacher Mr Mam Sony.

A Sense of Sacred Ecology

Care of the environment is an integral part of the Jesuit mission. It touches the core of our faith in and love for God, making it impossible for us to watch passively as the drive to access sources of energy and other natural resources increasingly damages the earth, air, water, threatening the future of our planet. Poisoned water, polluted air, widespread deforestation, deposits of atomic and toxic waste are causing death and untold suffering.

Learning God’s business together

A Muslim boy asked his mother: ‘Is it true only Muslims get to paradise?’ Mother replied: ‘Who said that?’ ‘My teacher’, answered the boy. Mother smiled and said: ‘Who gets to heaven or hell is not your business; neither is it your teacher’s.’

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