Five months after the Brumadinho disaster, the Secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, Monsignor Bruno-Marie Duffé, visited the site as a representative of the Vatican to, as he described it, “show the solidarity and the fraternal thoughts of Pope Francis” and to witness the suffering of the affected communities. “Pope Francis says we must start by meeting with people and allowing ourselves to be moved by their situation of suffering.”
CIDSE, together with 32 International, European, Israeli and Palestinian civil society organisations, sent yesteday a joint letter to the High Representative / Vice President Federica Mogherini and the EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs, expressing serious concern about the forthcoming US Administration’s plan for the Middle East.
Towards the end of business as usual?An Analysis by Louise Pigeolet, Volunteer at Entraide et FraternitéDecember 2018 (available in EN-FR)
CIDSE Highlights No.40, March - April 2019
The way people produce and access energy is a crucial aspect of our lives, because energy is essential to our well-being, and simultaneously we must avert climate change to save life on earth. The documentary ‘Energy to Change’ follows six stories of the personal energy choices of communities and people across the world. From riding bicycles to defending the Amazon from hydropower dams, from schools and clinics in the desert powered by solar panels to energetic conversion of buildings, these heroes are doing their part for an energy transition that respects the needs of people and the planet.