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More news from Ireland - Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion continued...

The 2010 European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion (EY2010) is supporting the work of the EU and its Member States to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by vulnerable groups in society.
Those most at risk of poverty include older people, large and single-parent families, children and young people, people with disabilities, immigrants and those from ethnic minorities (including Europe’s 10 to 12 million strong Roma community). Across all of these groups, women are more exposed to poverty and social exclusion than men. 

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Golden Jubilee Celebration In London

There were great celebrations in Hackney, London on 12th June when Sr. Brigid Naulty celebrated her Golden Jubilee (50 years) as a Sister of Charity. Brigid just wanted a simple celebration with the Sisters - she'd had a celebration with her family in Ireland in May.   
The day in Hackney was as Brigid wanted it.  She herself, arranged for the Sisters to share the various parts of the Mass and it gave her great pleasure to have Fr. Jeremiah O'Mahony from Leeds to concelebrate the Mass with Fr. Brian. 

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Theology on Tap!

RENEW Theology on Tap is outreach to and collaboration with young adult Catholics in pursuit of spiritual growth. It is a method of invitation, based on a spirit of hospitality, which creates a space for people in their 20s and 30s to explore how faith in Christ can speak to their circumstances.

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Talitha Kum announce new Website!

Talitha Kum, the International  Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons announced the launch of their new website recently.  Visit the site at http://www.talithakum.info to see it for yourself.
The staff worked hard to have it online before the Soccer World Cup and they encourage people to focus on the campaign and its activities during the coming month.

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RSC’s in Los Angeles make the ‘news’ and enjoy celebrating!

Two Sisters of Charity recently made the news in ‘Tidings Online’, Southern California’s Catholic Weekly.
Sr. Eva Bryan was commissioned as a Pastoral Associate – read the article HERE - and Sr. Mary Murphy featured in an article about taking care of spiritual needs at Veteran Affairs Long Beach Healthcare System – read the article HERE.
And on a different note... read more about the Summer Bar-B-Que! 

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World Refugee Day - June 20th

This year's World Refugee Day on June 20 has as its theme, "Home," in recognition of the plight of more than 40 million uprooted people around the world. Around 10 million of them are refugees of special concern to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

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World Day against Child Labor – June 12th

The World Day against Child Labour will be celebrated on 12 June 2010. It comes just one month after a major Global Conference on Child Labour is to be held in the Netherlands, the first event of its kind for more than 10 years. The 2010 World Day coincides with the football World Cup in South Africa. Go for the goal and show the red card to child labour!

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O’Brien Centre Officially Opened

One of Australia's first integrated mental health, drug and alcohol, community health facilities opened on 27th May 2010 and is named after a Sister of Charity.
The O’Brien Centre is named after Sr. Mary Francis De Sales (1809-1871), who was born Catherine O’Brien.  Inspired by Mother Mary Aikenhead, she arrived in Sydney in 1838 to establish the Congregation’s healing mission to the sick and poor.

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“Be The Change You Want To See In The World”

The Be The Change Initiative takes its inspiration from the words above from Mahatma Gandhi and works, primarily through symposiums, to root us in the reality of the crises we find ourselves in today (the depletion of Earth’s resources and the destructive effects of climate change), but the true aim of the symposium is to awaken us to the potential we have together to turn things around and to become a creative presence on the planet. 

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