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Online report by Bread for all and Fastenopfer (Available in FR and DE),
In Fastenopfer, the Swiss Lenten Fund in Switzerland, our Lenten campaign this year is inspired by Pope Francis’ call for an “ecological conversion” in the encyclical “Laudato Si.’” It calls for an inner conversion: the realization that we are one with all of humanity and nature. Through our Lenten campaign, we want to build a movement of people inspired by this call who will actively contribute to build a world where everyone has enough to live.
Swiss Responsible Business Initiative Press release, 10 October 2016 (available in EN-DE-FR-IT).
In the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, millions of lives have been forever changed and the country has been overwhelmed by the scale of the tragedy.
The lives of people in many countries in the global South can be affected by the extraction and trade of natural resources used for everyday products sold in Europe and around the world.
In the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, CIDSE member organisations (MOs) acted immediately by providing humanitarian assistance and have since then been working together with Haitian civil society strengthening their capacities, and they have accompanied local organisations in the reconstruction work.
One must often travel far to really get a glimpse of why it is worth working for global justice. It is not enough to get on an airplane to somewhere, you have to keep going to reach the people we support and work with.
A delegation of four European bishops visiting Guatemala have heard testimonies of police violence against a peaceful protest camp, evicted in May 2014. The bishops visited Guatemala to support and to give testimony to the local work against poverty and in favour of peace and reconciliation.
Bishops' tour in Guatemala: European Bishops join Guatemalan Civil Society to fight poverty, work for peace and reconciliation
A delegation of European Bishops visited Guatemala from June 22 to 27, 2014, to support local work against poverty and in favour of peace and reconciliation.
“Switzerland sets up a Ministry of Happiness, and classes in schools teach happiness. The Swiss development agency Fastenopfer internally compensates its CO2-emissions and tries to lower them with 90% by 2050, as urgently advised by the World Climate Council since the effects of runaway climate change strikes hard against the poor and ultimately threatens all.”