JUSTICE and SOLIDARITY
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Justice, Non-violence, Integrity of creation
In order to be more effective in social action in a world where human beings are wounded in their dignity, we collaborate with others organizations for greater justice and love. With others, we work to defend human rights, the dignity of each person -children, youth, women, aged or handicapped people...- and respect for creation. Some of us live among disadvantaged populations: public housing, shantytowns, mixed housing.
Hands of all colours stand on the poster announcing the departmental day of the Secours Catholique, Saturday, 6th May 2017. 36 teams of the department of Côtes d'Armor, Brittany, France, gathered at the school of horticulture, landscape and commerce, located in a remarkable natural environment by the sea in Langueux, near Saint-Brieuc.
These are but a few facts discussed at a recent conference on water. On April 1st about 75 persons gathered at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, CT. The conference, entitled: “Water: What’s Behind The Tap”, was sponsored by the Collaborative Center of Justice [of which the DHS Putnam Province is a member] and the Office of Community Engagement at the University of St. Joseph.
Thanks to the solidarity support of a group of English Associates, a project was set up in Huraura, a small town in Peru, in favor of physically and mentally handicapped young men. In actual fact, these young people, being over 18 years of age, could no longer attend school in the only specialized college that exists in the town.
The unprecedented crisis which has been affecting France for a number of years now has led the “Justice, non-violence, integrity of the creation” group to organize a day of study and reflection on the changes in the agricultural world.
It is with sadness that we announce the death of Kitty Rackham, who died just over one month before her hundredth birthday (1916-2016). She was the oldest Associate in the EIW Province, and one of the first to make her Associate commitment. She lived in Worcester, but was attached to the Abergavenny group of Associates and she loved coming to (...)
History was made again at St. Mary’s Rehabilitation and Development Centre, Ipetu-Modu on the 10th of March 2016 when the Centre hosted the community in a public awareness programme. The event tagged RING THE BELL was witnessed by parents, caregivers, and the invited pupils of Divine Providence and their instructors, the Servants of Charity, from Ibadan. The program which was anchored by Mr. Opeyemi Akinniyi, started at 10:00am with an opening prayer taken by one of the parents, Mrs. Roseline (...)
This was the 5 June 2016 D Day rallying-call of Secours Catholique-Caritas, France, celebrating its 70 anniversary. Delegations from the four Breton departments did their utmost to give the Day the wide-ranging mind of the movement and its impact over all Brittany! Some 3000 people converged towards Pontivy, the gathering point, a town situated at the heart of the Breton peninsula. “Let’s all go forth and take (...)
During Notre Dame festival at Lamballe -a small town in the Côtes d’Armor- in Brittany, France, from 25 April to 1st May 2016, bearing on “An integral ecology”, a speaker among many others, Olivier, a young farmer 32 years of age, and vice-president of the Young Farmers Trade-Union, prompted me to look more deeply into Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si' ” encyclical (...)