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Community of Sant’ Egidio: “Peace is always possible”

EVENTS - Major religions will meet in Tirana to launch a strong appeal: peace is always possible #peaceispossible. Thousands of people will be meeting in the Albanian capital from September 6 to 8 with religious leaders and experts from international development, environmental and social inequality organizations to launch concrete proposals to stop the conflicts...



Challenges to elect the General Council

comboniREFLECTION - “To be a team with an impact, the leadership is not sufficient to consist of five people, though bonded by serene mutual acceptance and sound communication. There should be diversification of competence and skills dovetailed with the pluralistic challenges that mission/evangelization and the internal life of the Institute displays.


Meet India’s criminal lawyer nun

joyceTESTIMONY - She alternates between her violet-coloured sari and black lawyer’s blazer. And her daily prayer is followed by skilful oratory in the courtroom. Sister Teresia Joyce is a nun from the congregation of St Anne's Sisters of Madras in southern India but she is also a criminal defence lawyer. For ten years now, she has had the unique experience...


Catholic sisters at the U.N.: Bringing the moral voice to the debate

moral voice debateTESTIMONY - It took a radical notion about serving the marginalized to encourage Sr. Eileen Reilly to accept a job at the United Nations. The position had been suggested to Reilly multiple times, all of which she graciously declined. When her general superior gave a talk on radical availability, being open to God’s call and the working for the needs of all...


Little Sisters get temporary relief while Supreme Court mulls taking case

TESTIMONY - The Little Sisters of the Poor have received temporary protection from the federal contraception mandate until the Supreme Court decides whether or not it will hear their case. On Aug. 21, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Little Sisters will not be subject the mandate’s requirements or the fines associated with resisting it...


October 17, 2015 – 50th Anniversary Synod of Bishops

ROME – The General Secretariat og he Synod of Bishops is pleased to invite you to the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Synod of Bishops, which will take in Pope Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, on Saturday, October 17, 2015, in the presence of His Holiness Pope Francis...





A group of nuns in Egypt lives the Gospel by helping the disabled

nuns egyptTESTIMONY - In a situation of material and cultural poverty, having a disability can open the way for social marginalisation. Fortunately, there are those who work hard out of the public eye to make sure this does not happen. On the outskirts of Cairo, 12 young girls and women with different disabilities, who come from very poor families...


How a Jesuit school in Nepal is helping earthquake survivors manage trauma

kathmanduTESTIMONY - A Jesuit primary school located near Kathmandu is using increased counselling and student-parent orientation programs to help both children and parents to cope with the experience of the earthquake which struck Nepal earlier this year.  “After the massive earthquake of 7.9 magnitude that struck the nation, we as educators...


In latest justice resolution, U.S. sisters recommit to ending family detention

JPIC - The Leadership Conference of Women Religious membership on August 14 morning voted to adopt a resolution that commits member congregations to addressing systemic causes of injustice. "We pledge prayer, education and advocacy," the resolution read, "and commit to using our collective voice, resources, and power in collaboration...




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