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Mercy Enews
No. 413 | 10 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

Feature

Launch of the Policy for Ecological Responsibility & VITA Presentation on Sisters of Mercy / Vita Partnership (The Congregation)

In the February 9th edition of Mercy E-News (Edition 399), the article 'Global Action Lived Locally: A Case Study from Ethiopia' reported on an example of the collaborative approach being pursued by the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland - a joint programme of the Sisters of Mercy in the Western Province with an Irish organization, Vita, launched in 2009. These two groups have a shared goal: To build sustainable livelihoods for people, especially women, living in Cencha Woreda, Southern Ethiopia”. Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world. 70 per cent of people live off less than $2 a day. It is now the 5th most hungry country in the world - and with 85 million people this is a disaster and a tragedy.

On Friday, April 18th,  a presentation on the Mercy/Vita partnership led by the VITA team - John Weakliam, Vita Chief Executive and Deirdre Ruane, Vita Development - updated the province on the happenings of 2010/11 informing those present that the Mercy/Vita partnership is a real blessing because of the shared values and work ethic. One of the core values of Vita is empowerment and that is what Mercy calls enablement, which is to give people the capacity to live their own life whether it is spiritual or material.

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