Project Updates

Report from The Congregation on Cosmology/Eco-justice

Cosmology & Eco Justice

My work continues to be about disseminating information to the sisters in the Congregation through our Province links system on issues to do with Ecology & Justice and to encourage the sisters to engage in petitions and lobbying work around such issues.

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Update on Cosmology/Eco Justice at Mercy Global Action at the UN – June 2017

Cosmology & Eco Justice

Following the MIRP Review, MGA at the UN has adopted the term ?Degradation of Earthü as the name of one of our two priority areas. The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) – 16th Session (24th April to May 5th) The special theme for this yearüs forum was ? Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: measures taken

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MGA Cosmology/Eco-justice Committee Report from Newfoundland June 2017

Cosmology & Eco Justice

¼In all our programs this year at the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice, using the lens of the Universe Story as depicted in the Cosmic Walk, we have been walking back in time to take the long evolutionary and relational view of who we are and where we are going. Our focus in particular for the remainder of the year will be on water, one of the first elements to flare forth in the universe,

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MGA Cosmology/Eco-Justice Committee Report from Australia and Papua New Guinea, June 2017

Cosmology & Eco Justice

The activities in Australia and Papua New Guinea include the following: In November 2016, the Institute Leadership Team launched the Institute Sustainable Living Policy – an integrated approach to sustainable living. The aim of the policy is to achieve sustainable living across seven key areas – energy, water, waste, transport, procurement, investment and infrast

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Mercy Global Action Aotearoa New Zealand report for June 2017

Cosmology & Eco Justice

Sustainable Development Goals: The year began for Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand and their partners in ministry with a focus on the UNüs Sustainable Development Goals. The goals were the focus of the yearüs first issue of Imaging Mercy Today, a monthly reflection developed for the management and staff of Mercyüs ministries in New Zealand. The February is

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Institute of the Americas June 2017 report

Cosmology & Eco Justice

Mercy Sisters, lay associates and companions, co-workers, students, volunteers and friends stepped up their reflection on Laudato Si, integration of its challenges with their spirituality, and educational efforts and advocacy over the past few months. Among the efforts were: The Extended Justice Team committed at its meeting in fall 201

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Report from Institute of Our Lady of Mercy (UK)

Opposing Human Trafficking

This activity/involvement is mostly undertaken in or through women@thewell (w@w), which whilst being an independent charity was initially seed funded by IOLM and continues to get considerable support from them both as direct financial funding and through the rent free use and upkeep the building, additionally IOLM are involved at all levels in the mission i.e. governance/trusteeship, staffing

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Update on Anti-Trafficking work at Mercy Global Action at the UN - May, 2017

Opposing Human Trafficking

Mercy Global Action at the UN has engaged in the following: Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) The priority theme for CSW61 in March 2017 was Womenüs economic empowerment in the changing world of work. MGA at the UN prepared a written statement with The Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd. Joint Written Statement to the UN Commis

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Report on Trafficking in Persons – South Africa – January 2017 – May 2017

Opposing Human Trafficking

The following activities have taken place this year: 1. The NICTIP (National Inter- Sectoral Committee for Trafficking In Persons) has not yet finalized the draft National Policy Framework on Combating of Trafficking in Persons. The meeting of the committee, which will take place next week, will try to get the Policy tabled in parliament at its next sitting. 2. The Co

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Report on Human Trafficking (Newfoundland)

Opposing Human Trafficking

Most of my involvement in the area of human trafficking over the past months has been in the areas of prayer, awareness and education. Prayer: 1. I have shared with people The Beatitudes-A Contemporary Version Against Human Trafficking 2. I provided materials to various groups for the feast of St.Josephine Bakhita. 3. I attended celeb

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