The economic contribution of migrants to host countries

Many States in different parts of the world perceive or just present migrants and refugees as a problem or even an economic burden for the host country. In addition, integration requirements are often applied so as to select those expected to integrate smoothly, while denying entry or the possibility of staying to those considered unlikely […]

“Billion Bamboo Project”

The 60th Session of the UN Commission for Social Development 2022Oral StatementTitle: One Billion Bamboo Initiative by 2030 for Ending Hunger, Building Resilience forFood Security, Creating Green Decent Jobs and Providing Access to Digital TechnologySubmitted by: VIVAT InternationalEndorsed by: Salesians Missions, The Philippine District Religious of the Sacred Heart,Sisters of Charity Federation, Dominican Leadership Conference, […]

Bishop in Tigray sends out an SOS for his people

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) — Bishop Tesfaselassie Medhin of Adigrat, Ethiopia, has sent out an SOS call for swift humanitarian aid in Tigray to save millions of people facing death due to a “merciless man-made famine” in the war-torn region. While condemning the war atrocities, the bishop acknowledged individuals, institutions, governments and partners working tirelessly to […]

Thanksgiving prayer from Tonga

Call to worship:Come ring out our joy to the Lord; hail the God who saves us. Let us come before him giving thanks, with songs let us hail the Lord. Come in let us bow and bend low; let us kneel before the God who made us for he is our God and we the […]

Christian nonviolence and Ukraine

The war in Ukraine is a spiritual, human, and ecological catastrophe. We have failed to create the social conditions for the prevention of large-scale violence. We have failed to escape the cycle of threats, blame, and retribution which escalates hostility and distrust. We have failed to acknowledge the relevant root causes and acknowledge responsibility for harm from […]

Cease the war against Ukraine

Civil society organizations that are predominantly women’s NGOs today issued a statement against the war in Ukraine. The seven initiating groups called for “an immediate halt to hostilities, for all troops to be withdrawn, and for good-faith, peaceful, diplomatic negotiations to begin in a neutral territory.” They issued the statement after the United Nations General Assembly and […]

Ukraine Crisis: Give Peace a Chance

Pdf en français au bas de la page. Pax Christi International, a global faith-based peace movement, is following with great concern the current dangerous developments in Ukraine. Russia’s decision to officially recognise the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic in Eastern Ukraine as independent states, and sending so called “peace-keeping operations”, increases the […]

The Assumption in Chaparral and El Paso

A reflection about our presence among immigrants. As a follow-up of the international session on immigration sponsored by our five families organized by SIJPIC, the RA from Chaparral and the AA from St Francs Xavier parish in El Paso held a common meeting with their lay associates on January 22, in Chaparral. What a joyful […]

Migrant workers in the UK

We work with an Ecumenical Group who see migrant workers as “the poorest”. Marked by the words of Pope Francis that Realities are greater than ideas and an awareness of big numbers of migrant workers cleaning the offices and hotels in the centre of London surrounding our Churches, we began by a “listening campaign”. These […]

After COP26…Greenwash?

Cop 26, at least, recognised the importance of keeping 1.5 degrees of heating as the maximum, coal extraction and use was there for the first time, even if quibbled over, and oil and gas cannot be far behind – investors have been warned. US and China are talking, countries will meet again in a year’s […]