Ahead of International Day of Education on 24th January, World Vision Ireland has highlighted that if every girl worldwide received 12 years’ quality education, lifetime earnings for women would increase by US$15 to US$30 trillion globally.
"This latest move is further evidence of the disregard the US administration has for the lives of vulnerable people." – Éamonn Meehan
Sr Bridget Tighe offers care and support to Palestinian communities in Jordan, Gaza and Jerusalem.
To end hatred, self-destruction and fratricidal conflict is the main challenge for all involved in interfaith dialogue.
This year’s theme was ‘Forced to Flee’ which inspired a moving and thought-provoking selection of poems on the themes of displacement and seeking refuge.
One of the aims of the visit is to learn more about the impact of the Syrian crisis throughout the region and to discuss how schools and churches can link up.
Holy Land Coordination group will celebrate Mass in Bethlehem and visit the Christian community of Beit Jala which has suffered the loss of land and livelihood.
Bishops and catholic aid agency concerned over the pace of the EU and Irish response to the plight of thousands of refugees.
“At this very moment, bombs are raining down on the residential neighbourhoods of the city. There may be as many as 60 dead and 300 wounded."
On Syria and Iraq Pontiff appeals, “We need to find a solution, which is never a violent one, because violence only creates new wounds”.
“I renew the hope that the international community not remain silent and inert in front of these intolerable crimes."
Religious leaders must be at the forefront of efforts to promote peace in their societies.
€5.3m will help provide emergency food, water and healthcare to some of the most vulnerable Syrians.
Three-day trip in May will include a meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch.
Christians are part of the fabric of society, often acting as bridge-builders.
Church leaders oppose intervention as British Govt motion on military action defeated.