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Love Song To The Earth

This is more than just a ‘feel good moment’ the Love Song’s creators and Apple are donating every penny that the song earns to Friends of the Earth and the UN Foundation to fund their work to fight climate change.  Some of the world’s biggest names in music have joined voices to inspire real action on climate change, and to support the United Nations’ call ...

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    A Call to Care for the Earth

    Least we forget Sr. Dorothy Stang’s and her life lived faithful to her ‘call to care for the Earth’ here are a few of the ‘signposts’ on her journey. Sister Dorothy Stang decided early on that she would give her life to God as a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur. Her deepest desire was to serve the poor as a ...

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      The Elders and justice for all

      Justice is at the heart of the 2030 Development Agenda.  It cuts across the Sustainable Development Goals. World leaders need to be held to account for their SDG commitments and deliver justice for all. This is why The Elders are launching a new programme on Access to Justice because without justice, the SDGs cannot be achieved. programme. The event will be live-streamed here from 17:00 GMT+1 ...

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        The gospel of giving

        Many, among the poorest on almost every continent, feel the impact of climate change profoundly and are struggling to survive.  Economic, social and political turmoil wrecks havoc on people’s capacity to support themselves and their families.  Rising temperatures are damaging ecosystems, pushing sea levels higher, and reducing people’s ability to support themselves. We already know that millions of people are forced ...

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          A very beautiful constellation

          In these days when we seem to be hearing more and more about the role our species is playing in the destruction of the planet and its creatures (and indeed ourselves) I came across this wonderful article published at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in April 2018, written by Jim Robbins.  There are some great links to other ...

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            Living in a plastic world

            We know the world is full of plastic.  Indeed, there has been so much awareness raising and discussion that we stand in danger of information fatigue, potentially switching off  as we normalise the statistics and the shocking visuals of the plastic-swamped  ocean beds.  Potentially background news in a plastic world. It is true that at a local level, we can ...

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              Never too young to lead, never too old to learn

              At beginning of this New Year,  Mary Robinson as the new Chair of the Elders, reflected on the loss of Kofi Annan and on the events and issues of the past year.  But she also focused on action.  Faced with such an array of complex challenges she said, we must not succumb to fatalism or despair. “As Elders, we know that ...

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                The empty chair is ours

                I was listening last evening  to the presentation given by Sir David  Attenborough at the UN Climate Change Summit which is now happening in Poland (3-14 Dec 2018).  He was chosen to represent the world’s people in addressing delegates of almost 200 nations who are in Katowice to negotiate how to turn pledges made in the 2015 Paris climate deal into reality. Earlier ...

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                  Fast Fashion issues

                  The COP24 (Convention on Climate Change) will be held in Katowice, Poland from 2-14 December.  The hope is that it will unleash the full potential of the Paris Agreement by finalising the Paris Agreement Work Programme. This will put into place the practical implementation guidelines needed to make real this historic agreement that aims to limit global warming to well ...

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                    #Hear Me Too – 16 Day Campaign

                    During the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (an annual global campaign from 25 November to 10 December) efforts made together (locally and globally)  will broaden that conversation, and highlight the voices and activism of survivors of violence and advocates around the world. It will showcase their stories, and their solutions. A commemoration event at the UN on 19th November kicked ...

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