integral ecology

Planting trees in Timor-Leste
The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (East Timor), which became an independent sovereign state in 2002 after decades of conflict, is one of only two predominantly Christian states in South East Asia.Jesuits of Timor-Leste are working with rural communities to help them understand and value trees.  Through its clean water project, Jesuit Social Service (JSS) is helping the communities see the intricate connection between forest and water resources, motivating them to cut fewer trees and...