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Mercy Enews
No. 490 | 31 October 2012

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

Join the Million Signatures Campaign and Help Bring About Malala's Dream (MIA)

Malala Yousafzai, the 14 year old girl from Pakistan who was attacked by the Taliban for promoting the rights of girls to attend school, lies recovering in hospital.

Her story illustrates the huge challenges facing Pakistan as it tries to get millions of young girls into schools and the dangers they face.

Sisters of Mercy have been involved in teacher training in Pakistan for over twenty years.

Malala is becoming the icon for 32 million girls worldwide who are out of primary school...

Mercy International Association supports the right to an education for all people and invites our readers to join the campaign of the Special UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown to gather one million signatures to present to President Zardari (Pakistan), calling on Pakistan to agree a plan to deliver education for every child.

Visit http://educationenvoy.org/ and add your name to the petition.

Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA

Image of Malala: Source: www.Avaaz.org

Mercy Links

Educating, Advocating and Participating for a Just World.
Produced by Deirdre Mullan rsm
For orders or inquiries, contact Sr Deirdre

Cost is $3 or 2 pound plus postage and the proceeds will go towards education, advocacy and promoting a just world. To download the flyer, click here.

Volunteer at MIC:
Enjoy a Working Holiday in Ireland - Volunteer at Mercy International Centre (MIA)! For details, click here.
Closing date for applications: 31st October 2012

Young Mercy Leaders
Young Mercy Leaders’ Pilgrimage 2013 – Reports of the inaugural pilgrimage and further details about how to book in for 2013 can be accessed here. Early registration is encouraged and the very last day for registration will be Friday 29th March, 2013.

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