MGA Advocacy Workshop: Climate Change and Water

Vision in Action

MIA Prayer Intention: Pray for Victims of Torture

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: Pray for Victims of Torture

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: Pray for Victims of Torture

Saturday, 26 June marked the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. In a statement released this week by the United Nations office of the High Commissioner, we learn that COVID 19 has exacerbated the risk of ill treatment and torture worldwide. The report highlights the ‘particularly vulnerable situation of people in detention or confined in closed spaces, where social distancing is practically impossible.’ The report also reflected on ‘the pre-existing unfavourable medical conditions of detainees, which have contributed to a rapid spread of COVID-19, with potentially deadly consequences’…

MESSAGES TO: Angela Reed Head of Global Action
Mercy International: An Imperfect Plastic Free July Challenge

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Mercy International: An Imperfect Plastic Free July Challenge

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Mercy International: An Imperfect Plastic Free July Challenge

Australian zero-waste chef Anne Marie Booneau said "We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly."

This month, we once again are challenged to go plastic free for July. In the spirit of Ms. Booneau’s words, Mercy International Association is asking our Mercy community to commit to an imperfect plastic free July. To find something you can change in your routine, to keep trying to reduce in-home plastic usage, and to challenge your community to learn more about the plastic crisis. Use MIA’s plastic free checklist to learn more!

MESSAGES TO: Colleen Swain Leadership Development and Advocacy Associate

Members' News

Journey to Oneness

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Journey to Oneness

On July 1, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas completed their journey to oneness. The ILT noted this was “a new moment on the road that we have been walking together toward Oneness since 2014.”

This date also marked the launch of their new website, www.sistersofmercy.org. This website reflects the new reality of one community that is both international and intercultural and responds to the needs of our time. A new portal or internal website was also introduced for sisters and staff named Merced which is Spanish for Mercy.

Summer Series Session Two and Three

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Summer Series Session Two and Three

The Sisters of Mercy of the Northern Province, Ireland continue their Summer Series to mark 50 years since the publication of  “A Theology of Liberation” by Gustavo Gutiérrez.

Ivone Gebara on 8 July and Miriam McGillis on 14 July.

Gatherings will be held at 2:00pm IST. Click here to see time and date in your local area for the first gathering.

Download the flyer: A4 sizeUS Letter size.

Book on Eventbrite. Cost: €10 each gathering

Virtual Programme: Joan Chittister, OSB

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Virtual Programme: Joan Chittister, OSB

Mercy by the Sea presents Spiritual Life: It’s All About Relationships a live, virtual programme. Sister Joan Chittister, OSB will speak on Sunday, 18 July.

In this live virtual program rooted in the spiritual life, Sister Joan Chittister, OSB, will catalyze movement forward out of the pandemic. She will offer a light to guide us in a time of contradictory values and upheavals in every major institution of society as well as within the troubled hearts of individuals.

Learn more on Mercy by the Sea’s website.

Mercy Matters

MIA-MGA signs Generation Equality Faith Communique

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MIA-MGA signs Generation Equality Faith Communique

Mercy International Association-Global Action is proud to sign the Generation Equality Faith Communique by religious actors working for Gender Justice around the world.

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

“Most of us have known the experience of feeling powerless in the face of rejection, especially when it is rejection from those who are closest to us, from those who might normally be expected to understand and affirm us.”

On This Day

Fact

On This Day

1837: Foundation to Cork from Baggot Street - M Clare Moore

1847: Death of M Aloysia Strange, first Sister professed in the Americas

Contribute a fact from the story of your Mercy congregation, institute or federation, to our online archive.

Further Resources

The Pope Video July: Social Friendship

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The Pope Video July: Social Friendship

“We pray that, in social, economic and political situations of conflict, we may be courageous and passionate architects of dialogue and friendship.” -Pope Francis

Watch the video here
What is nature positive and why is it the key to our future?

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What is nature positive and why is it the key to our future?

G7 leaders recently announced that “our world must not only become net zero, but also nature positive, for the benefit of both people and the planet.”

Read the article here
UNDP New Video Series: Hello Future. Episode 1: Harnessing the force of digital

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UNDP New Video Series: Hello Future. Episode 1: Harnessing the force of digital

From the exploding potential of data, to the digital divide and fake news, a look at how we can channel the force that is changing almost every aspect of our lives.

Watch the video here
New Resource for Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence

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New Resource for Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence

Healing and Hope is a project that was born out of a collective of survivors who came together to create a program that may support survivors during their journey towards rediscovery and healing.  

View the resource here

Members of Mercy

Words from Catherine

Never let anything cause you trouble or anxiety which is not an offence against God.

Catherine McAuley

Mercy eNews

The online newsletter of Mercy International Association is published weekly, 48 weeks each year and distributed to subscribers via email.

For more information on the directors click here