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Mercy Enews
No. 423 | 19 July 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

Disaster in the Horn of Africa

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on countries to support UN agencies in their efforts to respond to the crisis in the Horn of Africa where more than 11 million people are in need of life=saving assistance as they face the worst drought in decades.

The MIA vision calls us to use our resources to respond to issues of global poverty and crisis. Making a donation is a way we can use our resources in this particular situation.

The Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy Ireland are involved in doing some small scale drought relief in Turkana in Kenya but it is the North east of Kenya which is most badly affected by the influx of refugees from Somalia. We are therefore asking Sisters of Mercy and their associates to provide funds through UNICEF to those who are directly providing relief to those worst affected.

Messages to Mary Purcell - Assistant Director Global Action

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Mercy Links

Mercy Network On Aging (MNOA)
The 14th National Conference on Aging will be held on October 6, 7, 8, 2011 Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Conference theme is : A Gift… journeying with our wisdom figures
Access further details here
Messages to Marietta Walsh rsm - MNOA
 

Positions vacant at Mercy International Centre
Mercy International Centre invites applications from persons interested in the following positions at MIC:
Volunteer position/s August, September,October 2011; March - October 2012 (actual dates negotiable).
General Duties position between 1 April - 30 September 2012 ( actual dates negotiable)
Click here for details
Inquiries to: Sylvia Williams rsm - Assistant Director Administration and Finance

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