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UN Sustainable Development Goals review reveal that development aid works, say Trócaire

“When the world comes together, united by a plan and determined to help the world’s poorest, we can see wonderful results.”

2019.09.29.

New UN Day of remembrance for victims of sectarianism must lead to concrete action, says ACN

International reports on religious freedom confirm time and again that Christians are the most persecuted group, says ACN.

2019.08.23.

Trócaire condemns Israeli policy of destroying Palestinian homes

“Demolitions in Sur Baher serve only to undermine the human rights of Palestinians and jeopardise hopes for long-term peace and a two-state solution.”

2019.07.27.

New Irish overseas development aid policy welcomed by Trócaire

Overseas development aid spending by the Irish government needs to increase by €115 million a year if it is to reach the UN spending target of 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income by 2030.

2019.03.01.

Columbans urge youth to tackle climate change through media

Students aged 15 to 18 are invited to write an article or make a video report on the topic: ‘The Challenge of Climate Change’.

2018.12.11.

Bishops urge support for Trócaire’s Yemen appeal

Ongoing conflict sees Yemen suffering the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

2018.12.09.

YOUth Summit brings together Generation2030 Activists to work for sustainable goals

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.

2018.11.19.

New documentary on Pope Francis opens in cinemas today

Over two years, Wim Wenders interviewed the Pontiff for the documentary and he was given editorial independence by the Vatican.

2018.08.10.

Ireland’s progress slow on Sustainable Development Goals

“Much greater urgency and political leadership will be required if we are to ensure the transformative change that the SDGs envisage by 2030” – Suzanne Keatinge.

2018.07.18.

“This is a watershed moment in Irish society” – Bishop Crean

Seven bishops issue pastoral letters on Eighth Amendment over bank holiday weekend in a bid to influence more people to vote No in the upcoming referendum.

2018.05.08.

National Church collection in aid of 25m facing famine in East Africa

In the Turkana region in the north of Kenya, around 30 per cent of people are severely malnourished, warns Trócaire.

2017.07.11.

Christian are the most persecuted

“Christian responses to persecution are almost always nonviolent and, with very few exceptions, do not involve acts of terrorism,” states recent report.

2017.04.27.

Outgoing National President hails spirituality boost for SVP

Geoff Meagher highlighted how there has been better emphasis on “quality visitation”, spending more time really understanding the needs of those served and coming up with a plan that will get them back to self sufficiency.

2017.04.12.

As Christians and Americans we should welcome refugees, says Nuncio

Christians had a duty to accept refugees with compassion and acceptance, he said, citing Pope Francis, who had urged Catholics to accept refugees in their countries.

2017.02.03.

Courage of unarmed Gardaí praised by Bishop of Elphin

“Being unarmed does seem to suggest that, as a matter of policy, Gardaí will seek to respond to crime in a non-violent way. By doing this, they contribute to reducing the level of violence, rather than escalating it.”

2017.01.03.

Ireland can be proud of its role in world peacekeeping says US Secretary of State

“It is a lot harder to make peace that pursue war” – John Kerry.

2016.11.06.

Threat of genocide in Burundi, says Trócaire

As the numbers seeking refuge increase, so must our aid efforts – Trócaire.

2016.10.31.

New book launched today on the legacy of Irish missionaries

“The missionary movement is firmly enshrined as a key part of our national heritage,” former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, writes in the Foreword of ‘The Legacy of Irish Missionaries Lives On’.

2016.10.19.

European response to refugee crisis is ‘appalling’

This time last year the EU said they would resettle 160,000 Syrians and to date have only resettled 4,000. "It all comes down to a lack of political will to tackle the issue," says Trócaire.

2016.09.24.

Benedictine to lead Bere Island music & silence festival

Fr Laurence Freeman OSB, who is one of the world’s leading experts on mindfulness and meditation, is the author of a number of books including Light Within and Selfless Self.

2016.09.17.

World Humanitarian Day marked globally today

Humanitarian personnel in South Sudan operate against a backdrop of protracted conflict, chronic poverty, economic crisis, severe food shortages and weakened infrastructure.

2016.08.19.

Citizens’ convention is a smokescreen: Bishop Doran

"Any government which seeks to legalise the taking of innocent human life betrays its sacred trust and is guilty of a crime against humanity.”

2016.07.22.

COMECE hails condemnation of ISIS genocide

“So-called ISIS/Da’ish is committing genocide against Christians and Yazidis and other religious and ethnic minorities."

2016.02.09.

Bishops to visit vulnerable Middle East Christians

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.

2016.01.05.

NI First Minister nominated for peace award

Praise for Peter Robinson's role in overseeing the devolution of policing and justice powers from Westminster to Stormont in 2010.

2016.01.03.

Derry nun produces Mercy Global Concern booklet

"It’s about the importance of being a merciful person. I always say - it‘s not enough to be compassionate - you must act.”

2016.01.02.

Plight of ‘vulnerable migrants’ highlighted to UN

The Immigrant Council of Ireland has highlighted the plight of stateless children, domestic violence victims and those fleeing war.

2015.10.28.

UN fears poor harvest may cause food shortages

FAO & WFP warn that drought and flooding over the last growing season has caused the number of food-insecure people to increase by 13%.

2015.10.27.

How will progress on SDGs be funded asks Trócaire

The Sustainable Development Goals summit will open today with an historic address from Pope Francis.

2015.09.25.

Nuns back on the bus in advance of Pope’s US visit

Organisers want Pope Francis to be hear from “folks that he wouldn’t otherwise be able to see or hear from.”

2015.09.08.
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