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Mercy Enews
No. 512 | 01 May 2013

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

A Journey Undertaken in the light of a Story (MIA)

Over the month of April almost 60 pilgrims journeyed to Baggot Street to immerse themselves in the historic and modern story of Mercy. Men and women, religious and lay from a variety of ministries: Heath and Aged Care, Education, Pastoral Services, Youth Ministry Ecology and Justice, participated. They came from several cities in Australia, from Papua New Guinea, from Newfoundland and from New Zealand. The variety of experiences, both in ministry and location, made it a truly enriching experience. They have now returned home energised and with renewed enthusiasm for the service of others in their Mercy ministries.

Some accounts of their experiences are linked to this item.

Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA

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Resources

Worth Watching:
60 seconds of beauty submitted by users to the first round of The Beauty Of A Second short film contest. View it here

Worth Reading:
Donna Hicks, PhD is an Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, teaches conflict resolution and  facilitates dialogue between communities in conflict. She has created the dignity approach to conflict resolution. Donna has had involvement recently in negotiating work in Northern Ireland and was part of the TEDx Stormont event last month.

Sr Rosemary M recommends 'Dignity- the Essential Role it Plays in Resolving Conflict' by Donna Hicks as being 'a wonderful book'.  Details on Amazon.

Visit Donna's website drdonnahicks.com to hear and read about her approach or watch the conversation with Donna Hicks facilitated by Itonde Kakoma, Assistant Director, Conflict Resolution Program Co-Sponsored by The Carter Center, Emory Initiative in religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding. View it here.

Joan Chittister: Tainted by radical feminism'? More like 'living the Gospel' . Read it here
Source: NCR online

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