Ignatian Conversations: Fr Pedro Walpole
Part one of a two-part interview
with Fr Pedro Walpole SJ by journalist Martin Flanagan. Recorded at the Jesuit
Social Services All Staff Day, 12 December 2009.
An environmental scientist with
experience in disaster mitigation, Fr Walpole talks about founding
Environmental Sustainability for Social Change, a group using scientific data
on the environment to advocate for changes aimed at making poor communities
less susceptible to natural disaster. He also talks about his experiences
working in an area wracked by conflict.
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I work with Pedro Walpole, and our group's name is Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC). Appreciate the value you put in our work, and yes, at the end of the day, we are talking about social justice, although that's not in our group's name :-) Thanks for giving space and time to Pedro to share the work he's done in the Philippines! Still a long way to go though.