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  • We offer these statements about the connections between environmental justice and related forms of justice to guide our own actions, and as teaching and action resources for others.


  • Book and Webinars

  • Raphael, C., & Matsuoka, M. (2024). Ground truths: Community-engaged research for environmental justice. University of California Press – Luminos. A comprehensive introduction to doing community-engaged research for environmental justice in many fields, including law and policy, community economic development, public health, food justice, urban and regional planning, and conservation. Available open access. Archived recordings of a webinar series based on the book are also available.

  • Research Guide

  • At SCU

  • Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Working Group

    Consult the working group for advice on conducting CBPR. 

    Contact: Christopher Bacon (

  • International Human Rights Law Clinic

    The International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) provides a unique opportunity for law students to gain first-hand experience working on international human rights litigation, advocacy and policy projects. The IHRC combines classroom education with supervised case and project management, providing students with practical training in essential lawyering skills while serving our community and promoting social justice.

    Contact: Francisco J. Rivera Juaristi (

  • In Northern California

  • California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA)

    CEJA is a statewide, community-led alliance that works to achieve environmental justice by advancing policy solutions. As a membership organization of the main grassroots environmental justice groups in California, CEJA combines organizing, movement-building, and strategic policy advocacy.

  • Across Jesuit Education

  • AJCU Integral Ecology Affinity Group

    The affinity group of faculty, administrators, and staff advances members’ work toward Pope Francis’ integral ecology and allows for more connection to the International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU). Integral ecology includes environmental justice, economic justice and an application of the natural sciences. 

    Contact: Rev. John Braverman, S.J. (

  • AJCU Ecology Educators

    This faculty group aims to provide a community of support and stimulation for faculty members working interdisciplinarily and toward a courageous way of teaching and learning in the face of unprecedented crises.  It aims to communicate and then implement a more radical way of teaching and learning that matches the crises we and, particularly, our students face. See the group’s Ignatian Pedagogy for Sustainability

    Contact: Kathleen Smythe ( or Jay Leighter (

  • EcoJesuit

    Ecojesuit is an online publication that offers contemporary, original, and exclusively written commentaries, reflections and insights, analysis, and exchange of ideas and practices on various ecological and social concerns.  While initially directed at Jesuit practitioners and organizations working on ecological concerns, Ecojesuit encourages participation and communication beyond the Jesuits and promotes a global collaboration and networking on ecology.


  • Environmental and Economic Justice Working Group, International Association of Jesuit Universities

    By linking the environmental crisis to its roots in economic forces, and calling for an integral environmental humanism, the Church has pointed to necessary economic, social, political and psychological changes that are necessary if we are to survive in our “common home.” The working group addresses the question of how Jesuit institutions of higher education worldwide can take a leadership role in addressing these two challenges (which amount to different sides of the same coin).