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Mercy Enews
No. 360 | 19 April 2010

Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, used her inheritance in service of the needs of her time. Today, Sisters of Mercy, through Mercy International Association, use their resources to respond to issues of global poverty demonstrated in the massive displacement of persons worldwide...This vision keeps alive the founding spirit of Catherine among peoples of the world most in need of God's compassion and mercy.
from the MIA Visioning Statement 2007

Feature

International Mother Earth Day (MGC)

Twelve months ago this week, the United Nations General Assembly, in a resolution spearheaded by the Bolivian Government and supported by over 50 Member States, proclaimed April 22nd International Mother Earth Day

The Assembly acknowledged that 'the Earth and its ecosystems are our home', and expressed its conviction that, in order to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations, 'it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth'.

The Address by Bolivia's President Evo Morales Ayma on 22nd April 2009 and the Proclamation by the General Assembly have been posted on the MGC section of the MIA site as Briefing Notes 3 and 4, April 2010.

This week Bolivia is hosting talks on the rights of Mother Earth.

Messages to Deirdre Mullan rsm - Director MGC

Editor: A further posting from MGC newly added to the website is:
Special Report April 2010: Finding a workable solution to Internal Exile. A Report by Deirdre on a special briefing that took place at United Nations Headquarters on Thursday April 15th 2010 to look at the plight of Internally Displaced Persons.

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