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.
For some months now, the Mary Aikenhead Heritage Centre has hosted weekly Mindfulness Meditation sessions. These weekly Tuesday “events”, have been attended and enjoyed by many staff members from Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold's Cross, Dublin. No in-depth knowledge of meditation is necessary to attend. All one needs to bring is “themselves” and a willingness to try it!
A recent press trip to Zambia was conducted by misean cara to emphasize how the distribution of the organisation's funding support to its members (including the Religious Sisters of Charity) has helped towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. You can view the press reports on misean cara’s MissionAid Newsletter (item f) here.
The recent international meeting on Combating Human Trafficking as reported here, had participants from every part of the congregation. Sylvia Valdez travelled from California and upon her return reported back to the ‘New Life’ group in St. Columban, Garden Grove on her experience. Here Sr. Brid O’Shea recounts what happened:
Last month in Ijebu Itele, Nigeria, fourteen people gathered at a 5 day workshop on Combating Human Trafficking. This included two Australian Sisters of Charity and three lay colleagues from Nigeria, California and Zambia, three Sisters from Nigeria, two from Ireland, one from England/Scotland, one from Zambia,one from California/Venezuela and a representative of the General Leadership Team.
An exciting opportunity for the Religious Sisters of Charity to engage in collaborative, prophetic action for justice, is taking shape since they have become members of UNANIMA International. This initiative is an opportunity for the congregation to work closely with their Sister Congregation in Australia as well as with the sixteen other congregations who are members of UNANIMA.
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- Achieving Millenium Development Goals
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