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Candlelit Vigil and Symbolic Walk from the Famine Statues-Sat 17th Nov

14 November, 2018

When: November 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Where: The Famine Statues, Custom House Quay, North Dock, Dublin, Ireland

Candlelit Vigil and Symbolic Walk from the Famine Statues to the Human Rights and Poverty Stone, Custom House Quay – Dublin 1 Citizens of Dublin mark the first anniversary of the adoption of the European Pillar[...]

When:
November 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
2018-11-17T17:00:00+00:00
2018-11-17T17:45:00+00:00
Where:
The Famine Statues
Custom House Quay
North Dock, Dublin
Ireland
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Pierre KLEIN - ATD Ireland
089 440 1523

Candlelit Vigil and Symbolic Walk from the Famine Statues
to the Human Rights and Poverty Stone,
Custom House Quay – Dublin 1

Citizens of Dublin mark the first anniversary of the adoption of
the European Pillar of Social Rightson the eve of the Catholic World Day of the Poor.

On Saturday 17 November 2018, Ireland 5pm to 5.45pm and all other EU Member States will mark the first anniversary of the adoption of the European Pillar of Social Rights. The Pillar calls among others, for protection of the right to Housing, Health Services, Education or Minimum Income.

This very day is also special in 2018 as it is the eve of the 2nd Catholic World Day of the Poor initiated by Pope Francis in 2017.

We walk to remind the Government and in particular Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and Minister Regina Doherty TD that they both made a “Social Rights Promise” at the EU Social Summit in Gothenburg on 17 November 2017, as well as to call on members of all churches and faith people, christian or non christian, to join the global movement to End Poverty by 2030 (main goal of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development),

All Together in Dignity Ireland (www.atdireland.ie) and other members of the Irish Committee for the UN End Poverty Day (www.17october.ie) citizens from Dublin to attend a symbolic candlelit walk from the Famine Statues to the Human Rights and Poverty Stone on Custom House Quay.

Church and Spiritual Movement Leaders including Catholic Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland Diarmuid Martin will attend the walk.

During the 40 meters long symbolic walk, we will stop three times and read some short extracts of “Voices for Dignity” a book launched one month ago on the 2018 UN End Poverty Day.

ALL WELCOME