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Growth in the Nigerian Region

The Nigerian Region has had many reasons to celebrate in the last few months.  Postulants joined the congregation in July and in September there were First and Final Vow celebrations
On the 26th of July 2010, three young women joined the Religious Sisters of Charity as Postulants. Their names are Edidiong William-Etim, Philomena Nnaji and Justina Osumune.

 

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Congregation's Policy on Safegaurding Children & Vulnerable Adults

The issue of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults is one of utmost importance to the Religious Sisters of Charity, with each Province and Region continually assessing their commitment to this in all their houses and ministries.  Recently the Congregation issued a statement regarding their policy in this regard.  You can see the statement by clicking on the PDF link in the following page:

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Valley Family Centre offers hope

Founder over 24 years ago by Sister Una Connelly, Valley Family Center is dedicated to providing counseling and educational services to facilitate personal growth, strengthen the family unit and protect human dignity for all persons in need. As the current Executive Director, Sister Carmel Somers provides the leadership and vision for the continued success of the organization.

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RSC's attend International Prison Chaplain's Conference

Sr. Teresa Doherty RSC (on the right in photo) attended the International Prison Chaplain's Association conference in Stockholm from August 20 - 25th.  There she met an Australian RSC, Sr. Patricia Staunton (left in photo) who also works in prison ministry.  Teresa also attended a workshop there on human trafficking.  Teresa has worked for over 35 years in Los Padrinos, a detention facility for incarerated youth under 18 years of age in Los Angeles.  

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Trafficking routes used to transport women from Nigeria to Mali

Nigerian girls are being forced to work as prostitutes in Mali "slave camps", say officials in Nigeria.  The girls, many of them under age, have often been promised jobs in Europe but ended up in brothels, said the government's anti-trafficking agency.  The brothels are run by older Nigerian women who prevent them from leaving and take all their earnings. 

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International Formation Team meet in Nigeria

The Intra-Congregational Vocation Formation Team Meeting took place in Nigeria September 13-17, 2010. Sisters of Charity from Nigeria, Zambia, Ireland, England/Scotland, California/Venezuela and Australia gathered at the Abbe Louis Bautain Retreat Center, Ijebu-Itele, Ogun State.  See the video of some of the participants on the Videos page.

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Achieving Millenium Development Goals

The member states of the UN are meeting this month to review the progress that has been made towards achieving the Millenium Development Goals.  At this meeting they will agree on what actions still need to be taken in order to achieve the MDGs fully. It is our belief that we need to show our political will more than ever by delivering on our part of the global partnership for development see ActNow 2015

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Creation Time 2010

Churches together in Britain and Ireland (CBTI) are inviting all churches to mark “Creation Time” from 1st September to 4th October this year. This year’s theme, in keeping with the UN International Year of Biodiversity, is: Creation Flourishing - A Time for Celebration and Care.
In the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster and the terrible floods in Pakistan CTBI also hopes that Christians will consider the impact of human activity on the environment.

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Celebrating our Patronal Feast

One of the very many blessings the Sisters of Charity enjoy is the fact that two of our major celebrations occur in the summer months:  22nd July, the anniversary of our Foundress, Mary Aikenhead's death and 15th August the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is the Patronal feast of the Congregation.    Understandably then, a number of the Sisters of Charity who work abroad, are likely to be ‘at home’ in Ireland for their summer holidays. 

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The Earth Charter Initiative

The Earth Charter Initiative is an extraordinarily diverse, global network of people, organizations, and institutions that participate in promoting and implementing the values and principles of the Earth Charter. The Initiative is a broad-based, voluntary, civil society effort. Participants include leading international institutions, national governments and their agencies, university associations, non-government organizations and community-based groups, city governments, faith groups, schools and businesses – as well as thousands of individuals.

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