At the Conference on World Mission and Evangelism, held in Tanzania in March, WCC communications interviewed Rene van Dongen, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Deputy Representative. Van Dongen spoke about Churches’ Commitments to Children, which is now supported by more than 200 churches and partners worldwide.
On Saturday, May 26, 2018, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) will welcome visitors to their Open House at the Congregational House (the former Longueuil Convent). On this first day of free-of-charge activities, organized to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the congregation, Continue reading
More than a thousand medical sisters in India silently contribute to the health care of the poorest and most marginalized. The “Sister Doctors Forum of India” (SDFI) is a group of thousands of religious who are also specialized in the medical profession, with highly qualified studies. The sisters belong to 104 religious congregations, which are dedicated to the service of the Indian people with compassion and without counting the cost. Continue reading
Pax Christi International announces No Boundaries Coalition of USA as recipient of the 2018 Peace Award
Pax Christi International is pleased to announce that the No Boundaries Coalition, based in Baltimore, Maryland USA, is the recipient of the 2018 Pax Christi International Peace Award. The award will be presented at a ceremony later this year, date and location to be determined.
“It is an honor that the work [of No Boundaries] … is being recognised by the world as a continued beacon of hope in a city Continue reading
Catholic Women Speak and Voices of Faith are networks that campaign for greater participation and representation of women in the Catholic Church. They have also focused to get authentic voices of young Catholic women heard ahead of the Synod on Youth including two offical representatives at the pre-synod meeting in March. They have jointly written an open letter to Pope Francis calling for more open Continue reading
Canadian Religious Conference, May 24 to 27, 2018. Theme: “The nights are laden with life. Watcher, what do you say?”
The chosen theme is:
“The nights are laden with life. Watcher, what do you say?”
The keynote speaker will be Mrs Elena Lasida, an Uruguayan born economist and Professor at the Institut catholique de Paris in France. Continue reading
During April and May of 2018. the friars of the Missionary Center conducted some missionary animation by meeting with more than 100 young people from the formation houses of the Federazione Inter-mediterranea Ministri Provinciali (FIMP).
This took place through a series of meetings. One meeting was held on April 17 at the Seraphicum International College in Rome. Continue reading
By Robin Gomes
The Vatican on Saturday released the message of Pope Francis for this year’s World Mission Sunday, in which the Pontiff is inviting young men and women who want to follow Christ, to seek, to discover and to persevere in their vocation.
Latin America: Civil society organisations demand a regional agreement for better protection of Venezuelan migrants
Civil society organisations, including the Jesuit Refugee Service Latin American and the Caribbean (JRS LAC) and the Jesuit Refugee Service Colombia, held an audience on May 11th, 2018 before the Inter American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) to request better coordination and assistance for States in the region to address the ongoing Venezuelan migrant crisis. Continue reading
On June 21-23, 2018 we are holding the 10th International Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Business Education in conjunction with the 6th Colloquium on Christian Humanism in Business and Society at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The conference theme is “Building Institutions for the Common Good: the Purpose and Practice of Business in an Inclusive Economy.” Continue reading