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vendredi 29 juillet 2011

FI-Bolivia Workshop

“St. Francis freely chose to be one with the poor.  Today, we need to convince ourselves of this reality: to be with, to see, to experience, so that we may better actualize our commitment as Franciscans.”  These words were spoken by Nelson ...[En savoir plus]

vendredi 29 juillet 2011

Urgent Appeal to Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Mr. Heiner Bielefeldt, UN Special Rapporteur on Religious Freedom and Belief

On the basis of reliable information, FI would like inform to the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief on the case of Ms. Farah Hatim, 24-years-old Christian girl, who has been kidnapped, ill-treated, forced into marriage and converted ...[En savoir plus]

mardi 26 juillet 2011

Franciscans Examine Human Rights and Poverty in Bolivia

Peggy Lynch, Denise Boyle and Ignacio Harding, members of Franciscans International, with the Director of OPINIÓN, Edwin Tapia.

Franciscans International (FI) is mobilising for the defense of human rights and the eradication of extreme poverty by gathering experiences of Franciscans and transmitting them to United Nations (UN).  Franciscans made known their stance on the ...[En savoir plus]

mardi 26 juillet 2011

Bolivia Workshop on Extreme Poverty

In early July, ‘Franciscans International Bolivia’ co-organised a one-week regional workshop on the ‘United Nations Human Rights Mechanisms, with a focus on Extreme Poverty’ at the St. Francis Convent in Tarata, Bolivia. Fr. Ignacio Harding OFM, director ...[En savoir plus]

vendredi 01 juillet 2011

Workshop Participants attend Human Rights Council

Mr. Maina Kiai UNHRC Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Assembly and of Association, speaks to Franciscans at the UN

On the occasion of the 18th Annual Meeting of Special Procedures of the United Nations Human Rights Council (Geneva, 27 June - 1 July 2011), Franciscans International held an Advanced Workshop on the UN Human Rights Mechanisms, with a specific focus on ...[En savoir plus]