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Initiative with Ethiopia aims to boost opportunities for rural youth

ethiopiaJUSTICE AND PEACE - FAO and the government of Ethiopia today signed a partnership agreement which aims to reduce youth mobility caused by poverty, through innovative policies that will create jobs and business opportunities for young people in the agricultural sector and in rural areas more broadly. The two-year project is being...

 

A restlessness towards God's reign of goodness

REFLECTION - Brigidine Sister Doris Testa reflects on the places where religious life rolls up its sleeves and does the ordinary but extraordinary work of God's mission in her talk for the "Evening on the Year of Consecrated Life" in Melbourne. I acknowledge the Elders, families and forebears of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation...

 

 

Phil Claretians fundraise for Bajau kids’ school supplies

filippineTESTIMONY - Operation Backpack launched by the Claret Samal Foundation (CSFI) in Philippines has provided backpacks and school supplies to Bajau children of Basilan studying in the different Claretian-run schools. “The Bajaus are one of the marginalized in this country, especially in this part of Mindanao. They live in the sea and they find it difficult...

 

Letter to the Chapter on justice, peace and Integrity of Creation

comboniMESSAGES - It is important that the Chapter and the new General Administration reaffirm explicitly our commitment to Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation and Reconciliation as an urgent task in the world of today, and as an intrinsic dimension of our missionary presence. But concrete signs and precise choices are needed in order for this priority...

 

Australian Aboriginal Benedictine Sister offers insight into extraordinary life journey

Sr Veronica Willaway osb150TESTIMONY - There are still many unknown facts about the history of New Norcia, Australia’s only monastic town, situated 130km north of Perth. Many people, for instance, are not familiar with the story of Sister Veronica Willaway osb, an Australian Aboriginal Sister from the Yuat Noongar tribe who joined the Benedictine Missionary Sisters...

 

Achieving Zero Hunger: Combining social protection with pro-poor investments

farmersJUSTICE AND PEACE - Eradicating world hunger sustainably by 2030 will require an estimated additional $267 billion per year on average for investments in rural and urban areas and in social protection, so poor people have access to food and can improve their livelihoods, a new UN report says. This would average $160 annually for each person...

 

Theological reflection on the situation of refugees and asylum seekers

refugees forever 150REFLECTION - The Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes or CLRI(NSW) has published a theological reflection on the situation of refugees and asylum seekers, particularly in the context of recent developments in the Australian government's policy of detention with new legislation pertaining to the reporting of abuse in detention centres.

 

Guidance map for Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’

ecojesuit square logoREFLECTION - Ecojesuit is offering a guidance map to the different parts of Laudato Si’, the environment encyclical of Pope Francis, for readers who wish to engage with this document in terms of human development perspectives but who may not share the same faith convictions. The handy map navigates through Laudato Si’ with brief descriptions of specific...

 

Like Don Bosco, with the young and for the young - The letter of Pope Francis for the Bicentenary

bicentenaryMESSAGES - On the occasion of the bicentenary of the birth of Don Bosco, Pope Francis has sent the Rector Major, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, a letter im which he thanks God for the gift of the Saint of Youth, "recalls the essential aspects of the spiritual and pastoral heritage of Don Bosco and urges us to live them with courage. "

 

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