Lent will start on 6 March. For the Catholic community, it is an important moment of introspection and personal spiritual renewal. In his message for the season, Pope Francis invites us to live as children of God to benefit creation, by cooperating to its redemption. It is also a moment where people can express their solidarity with poor people and communities around the world. Many CIDSE members run national Lenten campaigns during which they offer opportunities to reflect and engage. Below is an overview of their campaigns on human rights issues such as the right to food, access to land and water, peace, migration, women’s rights and youth as actors of social transformation.
Together with its partners on the ground, CIDSE joins in solidarity the victims of this terrible socio-environmental disaster and reflects on prevention measures.
Press Release: Lieve Herijgers, Director of CIDSE’s Belgian Flemish member organisation, Broederlijk Delen, has been elected new President of CIDSE.
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CIDSE Highlights No.38, November - December 2018
This year we collected incredible testimonies from women who are fighting for their rights, their land and the future of their communities, while facing many obstacles. Here is a review of their calls and actions against oppression and injustice.
The documentary 'Energy to Change' premiered on 7 December to a crowd of 150 people. Among the audience were activists from Polish civil society, climate pilgrims, grassroots organizers, indigenous community members, and COP24 party representatives from across the world.
The COP 24 UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland, end today, after two weeks. Negotiators at the conference had the task of drafting the “Paris Rulebook”, the critical next step in the implementation of the Paris Agreement adopted 3 years ago.