Tag: Poor and Vulnerable People

Caritas Internationalis joint ecumenical statement for World Refugee Day_20 Jun 2017

Refugees: An opportunity to grow together   Joint ecumenical statement for World Refugee Day 2017   The Christian Bible tells the story of two men, Peter and Cornelius, utterly divided by religious belief and culture, who in encountering each other discovered a truth about God’s common will for them that neither had previously grasped. They… Continue Reading Caritas Internationalis joint ecumenical statement for World Refugee Day_20 Jun 2017

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, 19 June | United Nations

  19 June 2017 is the second annual International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. This day is observed by the United Nations to “raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world and to pay… Continue Reading International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, 19 June | United Nations

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, 17 June | United Nations

  17 June is recognised by the United Nations as the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. Desertification, a problem affecting over 250 million people worldwide, is the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, caused by inappropriate and overuse of the land through human activities like deforestation or overgrazing.   The World… Continue Reading World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, 17 June | United Nations

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 15 June 2017 | United Nations

June 15 is recognised by the United Nations as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). As the number of older people around the world is growing, the level of elder abuse is also expected to rise in coming years. This day is observed annually to raise awareness and help put and end to elder abuse in all… Continue Reading World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 15 June 2017 | United Nations

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

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

Forced Marriage Workshops, 4-5 May 2017 | ACRATH, Red Cross and CEWA

Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH), Catholic Education WA (CEWA) and the Red Cross have collaborated to present two training workshops in May on forced marriage.   The workshop on 4th May will be aimed at schools, whilst the 5th May workshop will be targeted to practitioners and others wanting to learn more… Continue Reading Forced Marriage Workshops, 4-5 May 2017 | ACRATH, Red Cross and CEWA

Make your Easter chocolate slavery free this year with the help of ACRATH and STOP THE TRAFFIK’s Good Egg Guide

Easter is almost upon us, and many people will already be buying chocolate eggs to gift to their family and friends on Easter Sunday. Before you make any purchases, it is worth considering whether the eggs you are buying this year are slavery-free.   Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH) and STOP THE TRAFFIK are both… Continue Reading Make your Easter chocolate slavery free this year with the help of ACRATH and STOP THE TRAFFIK’s Good Egg Guide

Join JEDO at the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees – Sunday, 9th April

JEDO invites you and your friends to walk with us on Sunday 9th April through the streets of Perth as a show of support for and with refugees and asylum-seekers.   The annual Walk for Justice for Refugees is once again taking place in Perth on Palm Sunday, and JEDO will be walking alongside many other churches… Continue Reading Join JEDO at the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees – Sunday, 9th April

International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims, 24 March | United Nations

The United Nations observes the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims every year on 24th March. This is the date that, in 1980, Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador was assassinated while he celebrated Mass.   This day was proclaimed by the UN… Continue Reading International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims, 24 March | United Nations

Tuesday Mourning: lament and highlight the plight of refugees on Manus and Nauru

The Josephite Justice Network of the Sisters of St Joseph will be observing ‘Tuesday Mourning’ every week until Pentecost Sunday, to lament and acknowledge the plight of the innocent asylum seekers currently locked up on Manus Island and Nauru. They are encouraging others to join them in donning black every Tuesday as a sign of mourning.… Continue Reading Tuesday Mourning: lament and highlight the plight of refugees on Manus and Nauru

Bishop Vincent address on World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking | Catholic Outlook

Bishop Vincent address on human trafficking Bishop Vincent Long delivered the following address on human trafficking on World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking. Dear friends, Yesterday, among all the less inspiring headlines such as the ongoing Royal Commission hearing into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, the defection of Senator Cory… Continue Reading Bishop Vincent address on World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking | Catholic Outlook

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