Posts Tagged ‘Caritas Internationalis’

Survival of the fittest – adapt or civilisation will collapse Comments 0

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Civilisation will collapse unless we make some urgent changes, Sir David Attenborough told delegates from almost 200 nations at the UN Climate Summit (COP24) taking place in Katowice, Poland. “Right now, we’re facing a man-made disaster of global scale,” Attenborough said on Monday, just two months after a UN report underlined the need to keep Read more

Bishops declaration urges COP24 Summit to take climate change action Comments 0

Monday, October 29th, 2018

The presidents of six bishops’ conferences on five continents have signed a joint declaration urging the upcoming COP24 Summit to take immediate action against climate change. Addressed to world leaders going to the COP24 Summit this December in Poland, the declaration says they must take concrete steps “to tackle and overcome the devastating effects of Read more

High carbon energy investments divested by Catholics Comments 0

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

High carbon energy investments are being dropped by a number of Catholic institutions and investors. The Global Catholic Climate Movement says the news shows the growing strength of the divestment movement within the Catholic Church. “When it comes to protecting our common home, we have not a moment to lose,” Tomas Insua, executive director of Read more

Share the journey listening to migrant, refugee stories Comments 0

Monday, August 7th, 2017

All Catholics should meet a migrant or refugee and listen to their story, Pope Francis says. To help everyone on their way with this, in late September he will be launching a “Share the Journey” campaign. Caritas Internationalis are leading this two year programme which promotes encounters between people on the move and people living Read more

Stop human traffickers, educate potential victims Comments 0

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Governments and non-government groups should collaborate to educate people at risk of being tricked by human traffickers. So says a collective of Catholic humanitarian groups, religious orders and coalitions of women religious who have been working with trafficking victims. They say ideally, “safe, legal and responsible migration pathways” that make it easier for vulnerable migrants Read more