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SolidariTeas around the Globe! 10th-20th December

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.

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Venezuelan Mudslides...

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. 

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Celebrating 25 years in Okpara Inland

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.

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100th Birthday Celebration in Ireland

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.

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Workshop on Child Protection

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. 

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Countdown to World AIDS Day

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.

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30th Anniversary of the martyrdom of the four U.S. Churchwomen in El Salvador

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.