Displaying items by tag: fastenopfer - CIDSE

What’s the place of transition in the Christian message?

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 09:16

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.

Published in Blog

Swiss quality must include the protection of human rights and the environment

Monday, 10 October 2016 07:51

Swiss Responsible Business Initiative Press release, 10 October 2016 (available in EN-DE-FR-IT).

Nepal Earthquake 25 April 2015: CIDSE member organizations’ responses

Thursday, 30 April 2015 17:52

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.

Published in Rethinking development

Conflict Minerals

Thursday, 05 March 2015 10:36

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.

Published in Conflict Minerals

Haiti earthquake: 5 years later

Monday, 12 January 2015 15:02

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.

Published in General content

Bishops' tour in Guatemala

Friday, 11 July 2014 09:14

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.

Published in Blog Archive

European bishops visit Guatemala mine site, hear protest testimonies

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 08:14

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

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 08:35

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.

"Headlines from the Future"

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 13:46

“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.”

Published in Blog Archive

HRIA of the Tampakan Copper-Gold Project

Thursday, 13 June 2013 12:52

Human Rights Impact Assessmentof the Tampakan Copper-Gold Project. A report by the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) commissioned by MISEREOR, Fastenopfer (Swiss Catholic Lenten Fund), in collaboration with Bread for All, June 2013

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