During their October, 2010 meeting, members of the LCWR Global Concerns Committee (GCC) identified three suggestions for members, congregations and regions as they begin to implement the 2010 Assembly Resolution: The Leadership Conference of Women Religious will actively seek to strengthen bonds with women religious throughout the world.
SolidariTeas are gatherings held across the world bringing together people of diverse faiths and backgrounds to help tackle extreme poverty. Hosting a SolidariTea is an easy way to gather people in a fun and meaningful way. At work, at school, under a tree, in the morning, afternoon or evening – Faiths Act are asking people of diverse faiths and backgrounds, to gather together to demonstrate solidarity.
The worst rains in a decade have brought chaos to Venezuela killing more than 40 people and leaving 95,000 homeless. Storms have triggered mudslides that have cut roads and toppled hillside homes, while rivers have burst their banks and coastal areas are widely flooded. The Religious Sisters of Charity have three sisters living in the affected area.
When the first sisters came to look at St. Francis Hospital, Okpara Inland in 1984, they could scarcely see it; the bush around it had grown so high. The hospital had, in fact, been lying idle for 6 years. Yet, with the eyes of faith they saw possibilities and with trust in Divine Providence, they accepted the challenge and moved in. Much has happened since then.
On Saturday the 27th November, Sister Joseph Kelly, resident in Loyola community St Mary’s Merrion celebrated her 100th birthday.
Sister Joseph is a very alert centenarian and in the weeks preceding the celebration she drew up the list of all the family and friends that she wished to be invited to her party. Guests of all ages travelled from far and near to be present with her for the occasion.
Four Sisters of Charity recently attended a workshop on the important issue of the protection of children and vulnerable adults, held in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Srs. Patricia, Gloria, Leaticia and Freda attended the workshop. The theme was ‘Best Practice in Ministry’. This was an initiative of Irish based Religious Congregations who receive Misean Cara funding.
Started on 1st December 1988, World AIDS Day is about raising money, increasing awareness, fighting prejudice and improving education. The World AIDS Day theme for 2010 is 'Universal Access and Human Rights'. World AIDS Day is important for reminding people that HIV has not gone away, and that there are many things still to be done.
The workshop was inspired by the burning issue of child abuse and human trafficking within the community of Okpara-Inland, Delta State, Nigeria. About one hundred and twenty women were in attendance. The workshop took place in Mary Aikenhead Centre, Okpara-Inland.
Get ready to Go Barefoot for Human Rights on International Human Rights Day! This year the organisation ‘Every Human Has Rights’ is asking you to lose your shoes for human rights - to think about people who barely have food to put on their table let alone shoes to put on their feet.
There are just a few days left before International Human Rights Day - have you pledged your support? Please do it now to join people across the world to go Barefoot Against Poverty.
On December 2nd, 1980, Dorothy Kazel, Maura Clarke, Ita Ford and Jean Donovan were brutally murdered by the Salvadoran military for their work and dedication to the poor. They dedicated their lives to accompanying the children and families who had fallen victim to the escalating violence and oppression that eventually brought about the civil war. – SHARE invites You to Commemorate the 30th Anniversary.
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