Will COP 27 tackle climate injustice?

The 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) will take place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 6 to 18 November 2022. It will be attended by government representatives and observer organisations, such as charities, from around the world. What happened at COP26? In Glasgow, Scotland, between 31 October and 12 November 2021, COP26 saw 50 […]

Building the Future with Migrants and Refugees

“Here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.” (Heb 13:14)Dear brothers and sisters!The ultimate meaning of our “journey” in this world is the search for our true homeland, theKingdom of God inaugurated by Jesus Christ, which will find its full realization when he comes inglory. His Kingdom has […]

Mohammed’s journey

The numbers are increasing at a consistent rate. Each year, more West Africans are returning home after attempting to make the treacherous journey to Europe in search of opportunities. Between January and June 2019, nearly 400 Liberians have voluntarily returned to their homeland with assistance from the United Nations. Four out of every five migrants from […]

Eco-spirituality LS

Plant a contemplation gardenSpring is the perfect time to plant a garden to honor Mother Mary while caring for Mother Earth and promotingbiodiversity. Cultivating a garden with flowers, fruits, and vegetables provides you and your lovedones with healthy food and supports the world’s food sources while enriching the soil, cleaning the air, andmaking use of […]

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 […]