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“Definite link between poverty and ill-health”: SJI

"People’s health is influenced by factors such as poor housing, food security, unhealthy early childhood conditions and poor educational status”.

2015.04.07.

PLC raps Amnesty over abortion law criticism

"Amnesty International was once an organisation that you could depend on to defend human rights."

2015.02.26.

Bishops seek protection of asylum-seekers

Statement marks International Human Rights Day with a call to protect the human rights of those living in poverty, asylum seekers and the trafficked.

2014.12.10.

New Irish ambassador meets Pope Francis

Ambassador Madigan looking forward to exploring areas of common interest with the Holy See such as freedom of religion.

2014.11.12.

CSP chief strongly defends Section 37 provisions

Section 37 of Employment Equality Act is about the balancing of legitimate rights: Fr Michael Drumm in a talk on denominational education.

2014.10.31.

Call for Asia Bibi’s safety to be guaranteed

Christian Solidarity Worldwide highlights "spurious grounds of her case, unfair trial proceedings and unjustified solitary confinement she has endured in jail."

2014.10.18.

Rockstar’s ex speaks out against abortion in Dublin

Disability rights campaigner, Dr Kevin Fitzpatrick, warns PLC conference of the step by step advance of euthanasia.

2014.10.13.

All Ireland hero pays tribute to Irish missionaries

"Missionaries continue to work in some of the most volatile, disadvantaged and challenging countries in the world and they do so selflessly and tirelessly" - Anthony Maher.

2014.10.12.

Amnesty finds evidence of ethnic cleansing in Iraq

Report warns Assyrian Christians, Yazidis, Turkmen and Shabaks 'risk being wiped out'.

2014.09.03.

Missionaries promote faith-based values

Misean Cara managed €16 million in funding from Irish Aid for development projects.

2014.08.19.

End slow genocide of Iraq’s christians: Patriarch

Council of European Bishops’ Conferences demands action by UN on "atrocious actions against Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq".

2014.08.15.

Court’s ruling against assisted suicide welcomed

Campaigners lose UK Supreme Court challenge on right to die.

2014.06.26.

ECHR reaffirms autonomy of religious organisations

Any divergence between ideas to be taught and personal beliefs of a teacher could raise a problem of credibility when that teacher actively challenged those ideas - ECHR.

2014.06.17.

Government urged to place people’s rights at the heart of decision making

Put people, not economies first, say Amnesty, SVP and Social Justice Ireland.

2014.06.03.

Criticism of reliance on Churches for safety nets

Bishop demands adequate safeguards to ensure acceptable standard of living.

2014.05.17.

Social justice groups meet election candidates

Futures based on the primacy of the market are not likely to be just or fair warns SJI.

2014.05.08.

Korean martyrs a step closer to canonisation

Over 124 Koreans who lived between 1791 and 1888 recognised as martyrs for their refusal to renounce their faith.

2014.02.12.

Concern for imprisoned Christian lawyer in China

Gao Zhisheng twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for defending China's persecuted.

2014.02.07.

Pope appeals for victims of religious persecution

Some of those discriminated against live in countries where human rights are guaranteed 'on paper'.

2013.12.27.

Pope issues message for World Day of Peace

Pontiff warns of “tragic phenomenon” of human trafficking, in which the “unscrupulous prey on the lives and the desperation of others.”

2013.12.13.

Oscar-winning Javier Bardem campaigns for Western Sahara

New documentary tells a story which rarely reaches the media or the public.

2013.10.11.
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