Wednesday 10 April 2019, 19:00-21:00 – Chapel for Europe, Rue Van Maerlant 22/24, 1040 Brussels – #ChristianVoicesEU2019
It was 50 years ago, on March 26th 1967, that Pope Paul VI released his encyclical Populorum Progressio: On the Development of Peoples.
International Women’s Day is a moment to acknowledge and show support for the daily struggles faced by women to gain equality and have their vital contributions to society fully recognized.
CIDSE’s member organisations can support you in encountering the gifts of all our sisters and brothers around the world with their Lenten campaigns.
The annual meeting of the CIDSE Board of Directors took place from January 25-27th, in Leuven, Belgium and board members had the pleasure of welcoming Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the new Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, and Mr. Stefano Manservisi, Director-General of DG DEVCO (The European Commission's Directorate-General for International cooperation and Development). These guests provided insight for CIDSE as it begins to carry out its new strategic framework, ‘Acting for Transformation for a Just and Sustainable World’.
Pope Francis has on several occasions spoken on topics important to CIDSE's work, whether in his speech to the European Parliament, when giving an audience to volunteers of CIDSE member organisation Focsiv, in a message to the COP20 Climate Conference or in addressing participants in the World Meeting of Popular Movements.
CIDSE was represented by Jacques Briard, former Entraide et Fraternité project officer and member of the former CIDSE Southern Africa Working Group, at the 10th anniversary of Archbishop Denis Hurley’s death in Durban, South Africa. He reports back from South Africa with the words “DHC stands for Denis Hurley Centre or Denis’s Hopes Continuing”
The CIDSE Secretariat, located in Brussels, is currently looking for a POLICY and ADVOCACY OFFICER to join its team as soon as possible. The position is full-time, part-time is possible with a minimum 75%.
Pope Francis published his first Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, in late November. CIDSE immediately welcomed the text as putting the poor and vulnerable at the heart of evangelization, and asked James E. Hug, SJ, for a deeper analysis, which he has been kind enough to write for us.