Tag: Poverty

Learn about important issues facing women and girls globally, this International Women’s Day

Today, 8th March 2016, is International Women’s Day (IWD), a “global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women,” which has been observed since the early 1900s (IWD website). This day also importantly marks a call for gender parity, which, according to the World Economic Forum in 2015, is not predicted to be achieved… Continue Reading Learn about important issues facing women and girls globally, this International Women’s Day

The Record » Project Compassion 2016: Learning more, creating change – Doney’s Story (Malawi)

http://youtu.be/WY0BXJrQUgI Doney (pronounced door-nee) is a quiet and humble woman but, thanks to an innovative program supported by Caritas Australia, she’s creating big changes in her life – and in her village. Doney beams when she talks about how much her life has changed in the last five years. “My life has been transformed,” she… Continue Reading The Record » Project Compassion 2016: Learning more, creating change – Doney’s Story (Malawi)

World Day of Prayer 2016 – Friday, 4th March

Today, Friday 4th March, is The World Day of Prayer, a day which will be recognised by Christians around the world. The website for The World Day of Prayer describes this day as: …an international ecumenical Christian laywomen’s initiative. It is run under the motto “Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action,” and is celebrated annually in over… Continue Reading World Day of Prayer 2016 – Friday, 4th March

The Record » Caritas Australia celebrate Shrove Tuesday to commence Lent

Only days after the 2016 Project Compassion Appeal was launched at St Mary’s Cathedral, Caritas Australia has again turned its attention to its core mission of supporting long-term development programs in impoverished communities around the world. This time, however, it did so in the context of Shrove Tuesday – a pancake-based lunch held before Ash… Continue Reading The Record » Caritas Australia celebrate Shrove Tuesday to commence Lent

The Pope’s Video about Care for Creation – Catholic Climate Movement

The Pope’s prayer intention for February is:   “THAT WE MAY TAKE GOOD CARE OF CREATION – A GIFT FREELY GIVEN – CULTIVATING AND PROTECTING IT FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.” The Pope Video is an initiative by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network to disseminate the monthly intentions of the Holy Father concerning the challenges facing humanity.… Continue Reading The Pope’s Video about Care for Creation – Catholic Climate Movement

Be inspired by Caritas Australia’s international guest speaker, Martin Mazinga

On the 20th, 21st and 23rd February, Caritas Australia’s International guest speaker Martin Mazinga will be sharing his work as the National Programmes Coordinator of the Catholic Development Commission (CADECOM), in Malawi, Caritas’ local partner.    Martin will be speaking at three different locations: Saturday 20 February 2016, 7:00 pm (Mass at 6 pm) Foley Centre… Continue Reading Be inspired by Caritas Australia’s international guest speaker, Martin Mazinga

Project Compassion in 2016 – Caritas Australia

The theme for Project Compassion 2016 is “Learning more, creating change”. As Pope Francis says “Education is an act of hope”, so this year Project Compassion celebrates the power of learning, and the many ways in which Caritas Australia is working with local partners around the world to provide vital learning and renewed hope to… Continue Reading Project Compassion in 2016 – Caritas Australia

Remember to think of those who won’t be celebrating this Christmas

As we approach Christmas, let’s not forget those around the world who are the victims or war and violence, and pray for them.   To give to those who are suffering or have less this Christmas, please visit Caritas Australia’s website: http://www.caritas.org.au/.   “We are close to Christmas: there will be lights, there will be parties,… Continue Reading Remember to think of those who won’t be celebrating this Christmas

17 sustainable development goals for one world – Curtin University, Wednesday 2nd December

This free session will include plenary and interactive work and fun including theatre and opportunities to discuss future individual and institutional collaboration for the sustainable development goals. What the goals highlight is we need innovative integrated solutions and achieving truly integrated approaches requires greater collaboration and cooperation across all sectors. How can West Australians communities,… Continue Reading 17 sustainable development goals for one world – Curtin University, Wednesday 2nd December

Join the People’s Climate March in Perth on Sunday 29th November

The People’s Climate March in Perth will take place at 1pm Sunday 29th November at Wellington Square, East Perth.   There will be a variety of music and speakers ahead of marching in solidarity with all those present before moving down Hay St to the mall where the march will end. People of faith are being asked to celebrate our diversity… Continue Reading Join the People’s Climate March in Perth on Sunday 29th November

The Record » Bishops from around the world plead for climate change action

The presidents of the US and Canadian bishops conferences have this week joined leaders of the regional bishops conferences of Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania and Europe in signing an appeal for government leaders to reach a “fair, legally binding and truly transformational climate agreement” at a summit in Paris. Indian Cardinal Oswald Gracias of… Continue Reading The Record » Bishops from around the world plead for climate change action

Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for October

  The Record – Book Review – Book gives sex-trafficked women a chance to be heard   Sister of Mercy Angela Reed PhD is hoping her ground-breaking book on the lives of 40 trafficked women in the Philippines sex trade will overturn widespread misconceptions about the insidious practice.   Her book, I Have a Voice: Trafficked… Continue Reading Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for October

Justice, Ecology and Development Office © 2014 Frontier Theme