Tag: Peace

Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for November 2018

Universal:  In the Service of Peace That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict. A broken world 2. While the last century knew the devastation of two deadly World Wars, the threat of nuclear war and a great number of other conflicts, today, sadly, we find ourselves engaged in… Continue Reading Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for November 2018

2018 Perth Peace Conference_10th & 11th November 2018

  Commemorative Service for the centenary end of the First World War on Sunday 11 November at St George’s Cathedral. Photo: Desire Mallet.   By Theresia Titus The 2018 Peace Conference was held on the weekend of 10 and 11 November at St George’s Anglican Cathedral to acknowledge the centenary end of World War I.… Continue Reading 2018 Perth Peace Conference_10th & 11th November 2018

Exclusive: Cardinal Charles Bo Sheds Light on Peace and Education in Myanmar

Watch Cardinal Bo’s full interview with Jamie O’Brien (The Record) below… “Not only myself, but the whole Church, and all of the Bishops Conference [in Myanmar], are focusing on the work on peace,” Cardinal Bo said.   “The Church is very much involved in the sense that we could negotiate with all the groups.  … Continue Reading Exclusive: Cardinal Charles Bo Sheds Light on Peace and Education in Myanmar

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, 4 June | United Nations

  On 4 June every year, the United Nations observes the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression. This day acknowledges that the most vulnerable members of society, namely children, are those most greatly affected by the consequences of armed conflict and other acts of aggression, and affirms the UN’s commitment to protect the rights of children,… Continue Reading International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, 4 June | United Nations

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 28 May – 4 June 2017 | NCCA

  The 2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is being observed in Australia from the 28 May to 4 June, in the week between Ascension and Pentecost. This year’s theme is “Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us” (cf. 2 Corinthians 5:14-20).   The Faith and Unity Commission of the National Council of Churches… Continue Reading Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 28 May – 4 June 2017 | NCCA

Message from Pope Francis for World Communications Day, 28 May 2017 | Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 51st WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY   «Fear not, for I am with you» (Is 43:5): Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time   Access to the media – thanks to technological progress – makes it possible for countless people to share news instantly and spread it widely. That… Continue Reading Message from Pope Francis for World Communications Day, 28 May 2017 | Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time

Pope Francis, English Church leaders offer prayers after Manchester Arena attack | The Record

Concertgoers react after fleeing Manchester Arena in England where US singer Ariana Grande had been performing on 22 May. At least 22 people, including children, were killed and dozens wounded after an explosion at the concert venue. Authorities said it was Britain’s deadliest case of terrorism since 2005. Photo: CNS/Jon Super. By Simon Caldwell Pope… Continue Reading Pope Francis, English Church leaders offer prayers after Manchester Arena attack | The Record

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, 21 May | United Nations

  In 2002 the United Nations General Assembly declared 21 May to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, following the adoption of the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 2001.The United Nations sees the promotion of cultural diversity, and intercultural dialogue… Continue Reading World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, 21 May | United Nations

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare, 29 April | United Nations

  On the 29th April 1997 the United Nations Chemical Weapons Convention entered into force, with the object to “exclude completely the possibility of the use of chemical weapons” (Preamble). The 29th April is now observed by the United Nations every year as a Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare.   In… Continue Reading Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare, 29 April | United Nations

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, 6th April | United Nations

  The 6th April is observed by the United Nations every year as the International Day of Sport for Development of Peace, to acknowledge and promote sport as a way to advance human rights, development and peace.   On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2017, the UN are launching the digital… Continue Reading International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, 6th April | United Nations

International Mine Awareness Day, 4 April | United Nations

  The 4th April is International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, a day observed every year by the United Nations to honour and promote the essential work of demining and mine-risk education in development and peace building.   The theme for International Mine Awareness Day 2017 is “Needs driven. People centred,” acknowledging that… Continue Reading International Mine Awareness Day, 4 April | United Nations

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March | United Nations

  The 21st March every year is recognised by the United Nations as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The theme for 2017 is “Racial profiling and incitement to hatred, including in the context of migration,” recognising that refugees and migrants are often targets for racial discrimination.   Below is some information about the… Continue Reading International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March | United Nations

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