In his article “Rejecting Racism: Welcome, Protect, Promote and Integrate”, Bishop Doran asks why this is happening in Ireland, “considering our strong missionary tradition” and support for Trócaire, Concern and Goal.
“Education, (including self-education) is an essential dimension of transformative action, and compassion in all we do has never been more necessary. Our speakers this year embody all of these vital qualities.”
On a visit to region devastated by war, Archbishop Eamon Martin appeals to Christians to support Trócaire Christmas appeal which “eases people’s suffering and allows them to dream of brighter days ahead”.
The summit is part of One World Week, a week of youth-led awareness-raising, education and action that takes place throughout Ireland during the third week in November every year.
Globally, 124 million people are suffering from acute hunger and, in some cases, starvation – an increase from 80 million two years ago.
David Hall, who stood in as interim CEO of Console as the financial and governance crisis unfolded, told the conference: “Console was the exception.” He said that the majority of charity and voluntary workers do their business without controversy.
“He fulfilled everything possible that could be expected of one man or woman’s calling. A beautiful characteristic also was that, by all accounts, he was extremely modest, never seeking attention for, or boasting about, his very considerable achievements.”
His work “leaves a real, positive, and enduring legacy for millions of people across the globe” – President Higgins.
Twins Fr Brian and Fr Rory have PhDs in engineering while Fr Jim worked as a civil engineer both in Ireland and as a volunteer with Concern in Cambodia and Burundi, where his vocation story began.
Trócaire and Concern underline their financial transparency and accountability.
"This crisis will not end until a political solution is put in place. Through the EU, Ireland has a valuable role to play," says Trócaire Director.
"They had just started to feel safe going back indoors at night when quake hit on Tuesday."
Some 11.4 million people forced from their homes by the conflict which has resulted in more than 220,000 deaths.
On behalf of the Irish people, President pays tribute to the “courageous” health workers, doctors and nurses, battling to contain the virus.
Ireland “abandoning world’s poorest by abandoning this commitment” - Trócaire director.
€5.3m will help provide emergency food, water and healthcare to some of the most vulnerable Syrians.
Over one in four people in Africa undernourished.
Concern 'monitoring situation' as clashes continue in capitals of oil producing states.
Actor makes massive personal donation as donations slump in the wake of CRC scandal.
Contribution recognises unprecedented scale of the crisis - Minister Costello.