Welcome to our "Voices for Change" blog

CIDSE staff, allies and friends reflect on current issues that are challenging and transforming systems such as those for producing and consuming food or energy, at their intersection with greater systems of injustice: patriarchy, racism, colonialism or capitalism. The blog also features stories of change to break out of abusive and unjust systems, however small or big the change.

You can see here the articles appeared on the previous CIDSE blog space until December 2017: Click to view

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One prophetic step on a long way

Thursday, 18 April 2019 15:35

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Chairperson of the Austrian Bishops´ Conference, announced on 22 March 2019, the decision of Austrian bishops to divest within five years from all businesses that extract or produce fossil fuels (coal, oil, and gas).

Follow people's light and keep walking for change

Friday, 21 December 2018 11:52

Real commitment to fight climate change requires an internal journey and reaching the understanding of what each of us can do with our unique way of being. Sharing experiences of activism with others can help unlocking this process and connect the dots between personal commitment and its systemic repercussions. Madalena Meneses in this blog shares her experience at the international Agora of volunteers organized by the Campaign “Change for the Planet- Care for the People” on the sidelines of the climate change conference COP 24.

The urgency to shift to a new economic model

Friday, 05 October 2018 12:23

Interview with Sammy Gamboa from Freedom from Debt Coalition in the Philippines, an organisation conducting policy advocacy work and campaigns to realize a common framework and agenda for economic development, opposing to large-scale mining and acting for climate justice. Sammy has been involved with the organisation for several years and in several movements for social justice. We met him in Brussels and discussed some of his ideas for the shift needed in society, moving away from the exploitation of nature and social instability and inequalities.

Be the change!

Monday, 24 September 2018 15:45

The power of networking and co-creation.

Churches and communities affected by mining must build alternatives to defend life and the earth

Tuesday, 07 August 2018 12:06

"What the affected communities expect is a firm and prophetic stance from the churches. As Pope Francis said, this economy kills and we see this in communities every day. This is the moment in which the Prophetic Church, in favor of the poor and of the earth, becomes urgent and necessary, "affirms the Brazilian sociologist Moema Miranda, one of the coordinators of the" Meeting with Communities Affected by Mining in Latin America " which will take place in Brasilia from August 7 to 10.

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