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mardi 31 janvier 2012

Becoming the Church of the Poor and the Marginalised in Asia

After a "full immersion" in the lives of people who are poor, vulnerable and marginalised, participants of the 8th Bishops’ Institute for Social Action (BISA VIII) reflected over their experiences and deliberated upon a pastoral theological ...[En savoir plus]

mardi 31 janvier 2012

UN Releases Rio+20 Zero Document

The United Nations has released a draft document for the Rio+20 Conference on sustainable development in June 2012. It is the first document known as the ‘Zero Document’ entitled: ‘The Future We Want’.  FI is working with other NGOs to lobby Members ...[En savoir plus]

jeudi 26 janvier 2012

Des nouvelles de FI sur un site internet d'église Catholique Suisse

FI a créé un nouveau blog sur le site de l’Eglise Catholique Suisse. Chaque semaine, il donnera des nouvelles en Français sur FI et les activités des Franciscains auprès des Nations Unies et sur le terrain ainsi que les situations qui affectent les ...[En savoir plus]

lundi 23 janvier 2012

First Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

A Working Group (WG) on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises met for the first time at the United Nations (UN), Geneva on 20 January 2012.  The five members are vested with a three-year global ...[En savoir plus]

vendredi 13 janvier 2012

FI-Bolivia Coordinator Receives Human Rights Award

The Cochabamba Permanent Human Rights Assembly (APDH) recently presented several recognition awards to show gratitude to persons who have stood out for their work with vulnerable sectors of the Bolivian society. Br. Ignacio Harding OFM, Coordinator of ...[En savoir plus]

vendredi 13 janvier 2012

Supporting Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

Franciscans from South Asia, East Asia and Australia will participate in an FI workshop on how to advocate for the rights of Indigenous Peoples (IP) at the end of January.  Over five days the 25 participants will discuss issues of concern including, ...[En savoir plus]

vendredi 13 janvier 2012

Peru under Review

FI and Franciscans in Peru organised two workshops in December 2011 to prepare for the country’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the United Nations (UN) in October 2012. FI Advocacy Officer, Amanda Lyons, members of the Franciscan Family and local ...[En savoir plus]

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