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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.
With a powerful appeal signed by six presidents of continental bishops’ conferences, leaders of the Catholic Church call government leaders to take ambitious and immediate action to tackle and over-come the devastating effects of the climate crisis.
With the Lenten period starting, we are called to slow down and take some time to reflect, looking both inwards and at the community around us. In his message for the season, Pope Francis invited people to renew their enthusiasm for their faith and to revive the feelings of charity in their heart. Many of CIDSE’s members are running Lenten campaigns in their countries on hunger, peace, quality of living, transformation, solidarity, and they offer several opportunities to reflect and engage.
Laudato Si’: The End of the Beginning for the Journey Toward Care for Our Common Home and One Another
Three years ago, the world waited impatiently for the new encyclical letter on integral ecology by Pope Francis. For months ahead of its unveiling, people in the know—social activists, theologians, ecologists—Catholic or not, speculated, theorized, and dreamed of all that this important message might contain. We knew that the words from the Holy Father would be coming at a critical time, in the lead up to the COP21 Climate talks in Paris. Those of us who had been praying for the world to wake up to the urgency of the current ecological crisis put our hopes in the hands of Pope Francis and this encyclical.
La minería extractiva constituye una de las mayores amenazas contra el medio ambiente y las comunidades locales en el Amazonas y en el conjunto de América Latina, pero estas empresas a menudo buscan lavar su imagen acercándose a la Iglesia, advierte el sacerdote italiano Dário Bossi, coordinador de los Misioneros Combonianos en Brasil y miembro de la coordinación de la Red Iglesias y Minería
Press release: CIDSE member Maryknoll condemns Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns (one of CIDSE's members in the USA) condemns the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. This decision is a grave threat to peace.
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.
CIDSE, the international family of Catholic social justice agencies, welcomes the address of Pope Francis in Colombia who focused his intervention on the peace process underway in the country.
The season of Lent, a special time for reflection and prayer, has just started. We are called to think about what is essential for the life in dignity of people.
A 15 minutes video looks back to the conference about the encyclical Laudato Si, which provided a unique space for discussions, through which worlds that usually operate independently met, shared reflections and built unusual alliances.