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Mercy Enews
No. 412 | 03 May 2011

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


Commission on Sustainable Development (MGC)

The Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 19) opened at the UN on May 2.  There are 12 Mercy participants at the Conference including 9 students from Georgian Court University. An overview of the conference theme is attached to this item.

Following is an extract from the overview prepared by The Minister of the Environment from Romania, H.E. Laszlo Borbely who is chair of the Commission:

"The recent environmental crises and their tremendous impacts at local, regional and global levels have highlighted the importance we have to place on cooperation, consensus building, communication and the involvement of all relevant stakeholders in policy decisions taken in the international fora...

By improving the quality of life, by using natural resources in a sustainable manner and by promoting a healthy environment, we will succeed in preserving the Earth’s life-support systems for present and future generations..."

Messages to Deirdre Mullan rsm - Director MGC


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