“To insist on debt repayment in the face of the suffering caused by this pandemic would be an affront to the faith traditions that we represent. There is an overarching moral case for debt relief in many faiths,” state the bishops and religious leaders in the UK.
Chairman of CAFOD, the Catholic Church’s aid and development agency in Britain, issues statement for World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.
“This contract demonstrates that it is becoming easier than ever before to cut carbon emissions from our public and private sector buildings.”
“With inequality increasing, climate change rapidly advancing and war and displacement destroying the lives of millions, the call to challenge global structural injustices is even more urgent today than when CIDSE was founded.”
Christmas means friends and family, presents and looking forward to a great New Year. But, for many vulnerable Irish people in London, it means loneliness, a long hard winter and, with ongoing welfare cuts, a grim time in 2017 – Seán Kennedy, London Irish Centre.
Humanitarian personnel in South Sudan operate against a backdrop of protracted conflict, chronic poverty, economic crisis, severe food shortages and weakened infrastructure.
“The Rio Olympic Games are a huge missed opportunity to improve the lives of the poorest in Rio. They are also a missed opportunity to invest in the protection of human rights across the country.”
"There is a risk of genocide in South Sudan. Write it in large letters, so that someone from the international community intervenes before it is too late," is appeal from local Church.