US – Canada – An Ecological Examen: Reconciling God, Creation, and Humanity

The Jesuit Conference of Canada and the US developed a new ecological examen ‘Reconciling God, Creation, and Humanity’ with the Ignatian Solidarity Network as a reflection tool to help individuals and institutions to engage more deeply in caring for creation and promoting ecological justice. The examen heeds Pope Francis’ call in Laudato Si’ to care for creation and to reconcile our relationship with God, creation, and one another as expressed in the 36th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus. It asks us to reflect on our personal relationship with creation, to acknowledge and amend our ways, and to promote ecological justice by standing in solidarity with those most affected by environmental harm. The booklet presents five sections of the examen – gratitude, awareness, understanding, conversion, and reconciliation – and the final prayer which is available on the website. Read more…