Pope Francis is currently visiting Myanmar, bringing words of respect and inter-religious peaceful dialogue in a country that has become the subject of international scrutiny for its human rights situation. Several tensions indeed exist in Myanmar, especially related to the plight of the Muslim community in Rakhine state, who self-identify as Rohingya.
An interview with Father Rodrigo Peret from Franciscans International, member of Iglesias & Mineria network and of People’s Dialogue, about his recent arrest in Zimbabwe and the threats that environmental defenders face globally.
Regional Conference, Abidjan, 21-23 November 2017.
Storify: Highlights from staff, members and partners at COP23
As the climate change conference COP23 draws to a close, the Catholic network CIDSE sees some positive developments but reaffirms that urgent steps are necessary if we aim to face the climate crisis and guarantee a safer and better future for the most vulnerable.
The Catholic network CIDSE calls on governments to up the stakes when it comes to the engagement needed to ensure the success of the Paris climate agreement and seize the climate challenge as the opportunity to put us on course towards a just transition that leaves no one behind.
Reflecting the principles of Laudato Si’ in our transformative response to the climate crisis, CIDSE, November 2017 (Available in EN - PT)
Looking back at the panel discussion “Extractives in Latin America: grassroots and international community responses”
Over the past week, the staff present at COP23 has reflected, discussed and facilitated spaces for exchange on agroecology and sustainable lifestyles, with members and allies from around the world. Here are some reflections and takeaways from the week's major events.
As COP23 starts in Bonn, here are some expectations for the negotiations and some highlights from the People’s Climate Summit (3-7 November), rallying the power of the climate justice movements from around the world.