“It is our faith in God that gives us hope. It is the witness of Christians in the Holy Land and especially the young people we met that inspires us.”
Survey reveals that one third (34%) of charities have reported a drop in income, while more than two thirds (71%) have seen an increase in demand for services.
Ruhama is urging the next government to make the Sexual Offences Bill an absolute priority and place it at the top of their agenda as soon as they come to power.
“Urgent reform is required to avoid the creation of an unjust two-tier system in which the needs of those waiting for status for many years are overlooked.”
Last year, 356 missionary projects were approved for funding by Misean Cara, which is financed by up to €14 million from Irish Aid.
Ten charities honoured including Trócaire, Christian Aid, Habitat NI, Tear Fund and Concern.
“‘Development’ is not just about overseas aid. It is not about ‘what we give’ but about ‘how we live’."
Archbishop says having clear norms and common reporting standards which act as benchmarks will be of great help to entire charity sector.
Presenting its 2015 pre-Budget Submission, Dóchas renews call to the Government to meet target of 0.7% ODA.
Some progress reported on MDGs but UN Secretary General warns against complacency.
“We do not need a conformist Church" but one of authentic commitment to the Gospel.