Posts Tagged ‘migrants’

Migrants: Global problem needs a global solution Comments 0

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

On December 10-11, the United Nations will convened at an intergovernmental conference in Marrakech, Morocco to sign the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), establishing global agreement on a common approach toward international migration. In 2016, the 193 members of the UN – including New Zealand – agreed unanimously that protecting those Read more

German immigration policies: rallies, riots, death Comments 0

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

German immigration policies have seen left and right wing groups clashing in sometimes violent protests in several major cities. Thousands of people rallied on Sunday to demand the country help with missions to rescue migrants stranded at sea. The demonstrations, organised by a range of Catholic and Protestant civic groups, were part of a Europe-wide Read more

Teaching migrants in Ranong has changed the way Laura sees life Comments 0

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Aucklander Laura McLellan says her experience working as a teacher Ranong, South Thailand, has had an immense impact on the way she sees her world and the people in it. Laura is working with a Marist community teaching English and social studies within the Burmese migrant community. She was a volunteer in the Marist Youth Read more

St Vincent de Paul in Paris leads effort to resettle migrants Comments 0

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Members of St Vincent de Paul in Paris are helping migrants by providing practical and spiritual help. Coordinating Catholic aid is Jerome Perrin, president of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Paris. Read more Related Posts:St Vincent de Paul helping reduce waste sent to landfillSt Vincent de Paul Society – Celebrating 150…St Vincent Read more

German leader: migrants must be turned back at border Comments 0

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

One of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies is alleged to have rejected a deal she made last week in Brussels to slash migration. The deal Merkel made with other European Union leaders shares out refugees on a voluntary basis and creates “controlled centres” inside the bloc to process asylum requests. Read more Related Posts:German Read more

Papal charity Caritas hosts migrants and refugees Comments 0

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Papal charity Caritas hosted a lunch in Rome with migrants and refugees on Tuesday. Caritas Rome hosts the city’s main soup kitchen and caters for tens of thousands of poor people. In hosting Tuesday’s lunch, Caritas hoped to foster a “culture of encounter” as this week is set aside as Caritas’s Global Action Week. It Read more

Stations of the Cross in story about migrant workers in Southland Comments 0

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Bill Morris, is a freelance film-maker, musician, writer, and photographer. Lottie Hedley is a freelance photographer. They are writing a story about Southland’s migrant communities for New Zealand Geographic. On Good Friday they joined a group taking part in the Stations of the Cross in Lumsden. This is the seventh time Filipino Catholics from throughout Southland Read more

Catholic leaders scorn Trump’s border policy Comments 0

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Catholic leaders in the United States are disgusted President Donald Trump wants National Guard troops to go to the US-Mexico border. They say it is morally irresponsible, dangerously ineffective and unwise. Rather than keeping migrants out of the United States, they would like the administration to be more welcoming. In a statement from the Hope Read more

Francis’ paradigm shift: mercy migrants marriage Comments 0

Thursday, March 15th, 2018
mercy migrants marriage

Whenever Pope Francis visits prisons, during his whirlwind trips to the world’s peripheries or at a nearby jailhouse in Rome, he always tells inmates that he, too, could have ended up behind bars: “Why you and not me?” he asks. That humble empathy and the ease with which he walks in others’ shoes have won Read more

Reflecting on Pope Francis’ 2018 New Year Message Comments 0

Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Persecution of Christians

On behalf of the world’s often unwanted refugees and migrants, Pope Francis in his Jan. 1 World Day of Peace message titled “Migrants and Refugees: Men and Women in Search of Peace” pleads: “In a spirit of compassion, let us embrace all those fleeing from war and hunger, or forced by discrimination, persecution, poverty and Read more