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CIDSE, the international family of Catholic social justice agencies, welcomes the address of Pope Francis in Colombia who focused his intervention on the peace process underway in the country.
The season of Lent, a special time for reflection and prayer, has just started. We are called to think about what is essential for the life in dignity of people.
A 15 minutes video looks back to the conference about the encyclical Laudato Si, which provided a unique space for discussions, through which worlds that usually operate independently met, shared reflections and built unusual alliances.
The current negotiation text will soon be adopted as the new and only universal deal on climate change. Mass mobilisation and pressure came from the people as they took to the streets, and it is due to this pressure on politicians that we now see a reference to 1.5 C degree temperature rise target, a mention of the concept of climate justice and a signal to the fossil fuel industry that its time has come to an end.
Yesterday evening a new text of the Paris agreement was released, and CIDSE, alliance of 17 Catholic development agencies, hopes that some key issues will still be addressed before the closing of the negotiations planned for tomorrow.
A pilgrimage towards Paris « Act now ! Let’s go ! » (“Geht doch!” – “En marche!“)
The climate movement around the world stands for peace and justice.
Some days ago, the pilgrimage “Una Terra, Una Famiglia Umana. In cammino verso Parigi” left Italy to continue the walking towards Paris.
On October 24th, during the Annual Manos Unidas´ Training Meeting that took place in El Escorial, we had the chance to bring together our young supporters that are travelling to Paris under the CIDSE campaign “Change for the Planet - Care for the People” and under the mobilization actions towards COP21.