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Love made visible

As the National  Ploughing Championships begin in Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co. Carlow in these days we are reminded of the vitality of  our daily relationship with nature and of the inter-relatedness of all life; whether ‘walking lightly on the Earth’ or working in and for this ‘Our Common Home’.  Through this  experience we have the opportunity to ‘keep pace’ with the ...

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World Day of Prayer for Creation

Pope Francis has established the 1st September as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, encouraging the Catholic community around the world to pray for our common home. The day is inspired by Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical Laudato Si, which calls on “every person living on this planet” to care for our shared Earth.  He calls us ...

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Women Humanitarians

World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on 19th August to pay tribute to Aid Workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world. The theme of the 2019 WHD is ‘Women Humanitarians’. We honour the work of women in crises throughout the world. We focus on the ...

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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

“On this, World Day against Trafficking in Persons, let us reaffirm our commitment to stop criminals from ruthlessly exploiting people for profit and to help victims rebuild their lives.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres Trafficking in Persons is a crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labour and sex. Every country in the world is ...

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Blue Fashion Industry

We are being asked to wake up to the environmental and human impacts of the fashion industry – one of the most polluting industries in the world – in the same way as people did when David Attenborough showed the turtle dying from too much plastic in its belly in 2017.  Blue Fashion for a Blue Planet. Here are just ...

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Resistance

This morning I was reading an article that came into my mailbox from the Global Sisters Report as part of their New Horizons column.  It was a piece written by Sr. Susan Rose Francois a member of the Congregational Leadership Team for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace.  In it she writes about ‘Choosing to resist for the whole’. ...

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The UN HLPForum 2019 (New York)

The High Level Political Forum (HLPF 2019) is taking place at the UN Building in New York in these days. The theme of this year’s Forum is “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. It is a particularly strategic time for such a Forum which provides a central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development ...

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Emblems of exclusion

In the past days I have been reading and listening to a great many articles in relation to World Refugee Day 2019 (Thursday, June 20th 2019).  And while these days have their focus and purpose, they are also a very profound reminder that no-one is a refugee for a day – it is a life journey that brings with it ...

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Climate game change?

Reading a recent article by Naomi Klein in the Times Literary Supplement (TLS) the author argues that tackling environmental and economic problems must coincide when addressing climate breakdown.  This particular quote grabbed my attention: “… I feel more optimistic about our chances of averting climate breakdown than I have in years. For the first time, I see a clear and ...

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It is not just about migrants

For the 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which is commemorated on Sunday, September 29, 2019 Pope Francis has released a special message on the theme: “It is not just about migrants”. These lines in italics below appear  in the main text of the document and seemed somehow to naturally form a litany and a prayer. It is not ...

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