Franciscan Action at the UN: The responsibility of business on human rights:

Throughout the world, we are witnessing the devastating impact of extractive industries on the communities we live in. It is undeniable that the current methods we use to collect and produce resources are devastating to our Common Home. Together with the OFM’s Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation office in Rome, this event takes a look at the historical engagement of Franciscans on mining issues.

We also hear from brothers in Brazil and the Philippines about our work at the United Nations to establish a new human rights treaty on transnational corporation, and how these efforts could help bring justice to their communities. Examining these issues in the context of Laudato si’, the webinar ends with a discussion exploring new ways in which we can come together and take action.

With contributions from:

  • Sheila Kinsey FCJM
  • Rodrigo Péret OFM
  • Angelito Cortez OFM
  • Markus Heinze OFM (Franciscans International)
  • Benedict Ayodi OFMCap (Franciscans International)
  • Budi Tjahjono (Franciscans International)

Moderation by Moema Miranda OFS