Pieter Niemeyer, Outreach
Coordinator of CJI, conducts an online session with students. Photo: M. Palacio/CJI.

CJI and the Durham Catholic School Board brought together students from across the Durham region in Ontario for a Youth for Others (Y4O) Social Justice Day last May 3. The event, with the theme Ecological justice for Earth’s lungs, was held as part of Catholic Education Week. The students learned about the importance of protecting Earth’s major forests to mitigate climate change. Guest speakers included Sister Laura Vicuña Pereira Manso CF of the Amazon region of Brazil; Stephanie Thorassie, director of the Seal River watershed alliance of Northern Manitoba; and Fr Jacques Nzumbu SJ from the Democratic Republic of the Congo