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en - Shedding Light on Modern Slavery - Our contribution

Témoignages - 8 November 2017

It is estimated there are at least 13,000 people in the UK in modern slavery, out of these one in four are children. The exploitation takes many forms, sexual, criminal, labour and domestic servitude, these are the most common.
They may be working in factories, construction, agriculture, car washes and nail bars etc. ; they may not be wearing chains but with passports taken from them and fear of the immigration authorities, with threats to life and family, they will be securely tied (...)

en - Chose life, but it may be dangerous!

Témoignages - 2 November 2017

`We are defenders of life’ said Laura Caceres, the daughter of the murdered environmental activist and indigenous leader from Honduras. Berta was killed in 2016 for organising the grassroots resistance and had managed to pressurise the largest dam builder in the world to pull out of the Agua Zarca Dam
Not much later, January 2017, another Goldman environmental prizewinner, was gunned down in Mexico, Isdro Baldenegro. He defended old growth forests and the land rights of his people, the (...)

en - Creation Time – 1st September to 4th October

Action - 14 October 2017

In 1989 the Ecumenical Patriarch suggested that 1 September, the first day of the Orthodox Church’s year, should be observed as a day “of protection of the natural environment”. Ten years later the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) widened this proposal, urging churches to adopt a Time for Creation stretching from 1 September to the feast of St Francis on 4 October. Pope Francis instituted September 1 as feast of Creation and urged all of us to keep this special time of (...)

en - Every little helps

Action - 29 August 2017

Climate change is the biggest challenge we have ever faced yet part of the response could be that `small is beautiful’.
Where food is concerned this seems to be true. 70% of the food produced globally comes from small scale farms and they have been shown to be more productive than the equivalent size using industrial farming techniques. What is more these industrial techniques are shown to lead to soil depletion and loss of precious topsoil, loss of biodiversity and reduced resilience (...)

fr - Éducation Environnementale à Ejeda (Madagascar)

Action - 3 juillet 2017

Depuis dix ans, le collège Michel Canonne à Ejeda (Madagascar) a lancé l’éducation environnementale dans l’établissement scolaire.
Il faut souligner que la partie sud de Madagascar vit dans la sécheresse.
Pour lutter contre cela, l’équipe éducative et les élèves prennent leurs parts pour résoudre ce problème climatique, social qui paralyse la vie de l’humanité. On a formé les professeurs et ils transmettent aux élèves en classe avec le thème « AIMER ET PROTEGER LA NATURE ». On a essayé de faire des (...)

en - Refugees: An opportunity to grow together

Action - 21 June 2017

Joint ecumenical statement for World Refugee Day 2017
The Christian Bible tells the story of two men, Peter and Cornelius, utterly divided by religious belief and culture, who in encountering each other discovered a truth about God’s common will for them that neither had previously grasped. They learnt that the Holy Spirit brings down walls and unites those who might think that they have nothing in common.
All around the world, women, men, and children are forced by violence, (...)

es - Refugiados: Una oportunidad para crecer juntos

Action - 21 de junio de 2017

Declaración ecuménica conjunta para el Día Mundial del Refugiado 2017.
La Biblia cristiana nos relata la historia de dos hombres, Pedro y Cornelio, con creencias religiosas y culturas completamente diferentes, que al encontrarse descubrieron que Dios les tenía preparado un destino común que ninguno de los dos había comprendido antes. Aprendieron que el Espíritu Santo derriba muros y une a aquellos que piensan que no tienen nada en común.
Mujeres, hombres y niños de todo el mundo se ven (...)

fr - Choisir la croissance durable

Action - 7 juin 2017

Nous sommes en tension car au milieu de nos communautés, nous devons passer d’une vie d’économie où acheter le moins cher était une valeur même si cela reposait sur l’exploitation de la nature et des êtres humains.
Cela vient peut-être que nous étions dans un choix de croissance durable et que maintenant cette époque est terminée et ce qu’il compte ce n’est pas de dépenser moins d’argent mais de vivre simplement dans une sobriété heureuse et saine. Le but est de protéger notre terre et notre santé, nos (...)

es - Recuperamos El Abrazo con la Vega

Projets - 2 de junio de 2017

Somos Vega. Somos Zaidín.
Granada (España)
No es fácil resignarse y esperar a que lleguen tiempos mejores, viendo como en un barrio obrero y muy trabajador, la crisis ha pegado muy fuerte y el desempleo es muy alto.
Nos duele ver como más de 600 familias pasan mensualmente a por alimentos al Centro de Distribución que se ha puesto en marcha en el barrio en coordinación con Servicios Sociales del Ayuntamiento.
El proyecto del colectivo "Abracemos la vega", tiene como objetivo generar (...)

en - Our pilgrimage for Mother Earth

Témoignages - 8 May 2017

Last week end we had, as a JPIC team, an opportunity to go to the Center of Alternative Technology in Wales. The Centre is an eco-Centre which aims to empower people for a more sustainable life through various educational courses and practical examples, and learning skills for the future…
It was very interesting visit for us as Assumption because of our international commitment to ecology in the spirit of the LAUDATO SI encyclical. It was lovely to have this chance on Mercy Sunday. We (...)