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UNiTE to Orange the World

Unite to Orange the World

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence is an annual international campaign that that has started on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day indicating that violence against women is the most pervasive breach of human rights worldwide.  An opportunity to ‘Unite to Orange the  World’. ...

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A poverty that sets us free

A poverty that frees

We prepare to mark the 6th World Day of the Poor on Sunday, 13th November (a Day established by Pope Francis in his Apostolic Letter “Misericordia et Miser” in 2016, to celebrate the end of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy). This day has been an important focus point for advocacy and action every year since then. Its aim after all is ...

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Building the future

Building the future

The World Day for Migrants and Refugees is Sunday 25th September.  Every single day is often a huge  survival challenge for Migrants and Refugees.  World Days are important as they focus our attention, prayers and actions in a world where information fatigue can often interfere with our capacity to open our hearts and minds to understand what our contribution can ...

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Day of Indigenous Peoples

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9 August every year.  The theme for 2022 is: “The role of indigenous women in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge”. “The vastness of this land makes us think of the lengthy path of healing and reconciliation that we are facing together.”     During  these days, reflecting on ...

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Listen to the voice of creation

listen to the voice of creation

Yesterday, 21st July, Pope Francis released his Message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of  Creation 2022 which opens this year’s Season of Creation 2022 on the 1st September and concludes 4th October, the Feast of St. Francis.  This is a special time for all Christians to pray and work together to care for our common home.  The very ...

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Forced to leave homeland

Forced to leave their homeland

World Refugee Day 2022 is observed on Monday, 20 June 2022. The World Refugee Day 2022 theme is:  ‘Together we heal, learn, and shine’.  Supporting, helping, and ensuring the safety of refugees should be an all-time goal and not just limited to the Refugee Day.  However, this day is a means to create awareness about the hardships of refugees and is ...

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Listening with the ears of God

listening with the ears of God

In his Message for the World Day of Communications 2022 (29th May) Pope Francis speaks about ‘Listening with the ears of God’. He quotes St. Paul: “faith comes through listening” (cf. Rom 10:17). But in fact he says the initiative is Gods. A God who wishes to communicate with us.  A God who speaks to us, and to whom we respond by ...

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‘Bee’ the change

'Bee' the change

Today, 20th May is World Bee Day (WBD). Yes, we can give thanks to these amazing creatures who contribute so much to our existence; to sustainability, and to our food security on this planet by being supported to do what they do best, without the destructive impact of pesticides, intensive agri-systems, and the escalating demands we make on our environment ...

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God’s plan is inclusive

God's plan is inclusive

In his message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees which is on 22nd September 2022, Pope Francis said history showed that new arrivals played a “fundamental role” in social and economic growth.  In his 1,200-word message, dated May 9, the pope described the presence of migrants and refugees as both “a great challenge” and “an immense opportunity.” God’s plan is essentially ...

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A revolution of tenderness

A Revolution of Tenderness

In Pope Francis’ Message for the 2nd World Day of Prayer for Grandparents and Elderly on 24th July 2022, Pope Francis encourages the elderly to persevere in hope and reminds them of their great power to transform the world through prayer and tenderness. The World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly is an opportunity to proclaim once more, with joy, ...

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