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MGA Signs Letter by the UN NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security

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MGA Signs Letter by the UN NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security

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MGA Signs Letter by the UN NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security

Mercy Global Action invites the Mercy World to read and reflect upon an open letter by the UN NGO working Group on Women, Peace and Security to Member States of the United Nations.  MIA-Global Action signed on to this letter along with many other faith based organisations. 

In summary, the key recommendations to Members States are calling on them to : 

  • Immediately stop intimidation, attacks, or reprisals against all human rights defenders;
  • Prevent threats and violence against women human rights defenders, peacebuilders, and civil society leaders;
  • Call on Secretary- General Antonio Guterres to ensure that the UN provides all necessary protection and support to those at risk or who have faced reprisals; and
  • Ensure women civil society representatives regularly brief the Security Council. 
MESSAGES TO: Angela Reed Head of Mercy Global Action

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The newly published poetry collection titled Being The Bird, by Australian Sister of Mercy Mary Wickham is now available

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The newly published poetry collection titled Being The Bird, by Australian Sister of Mercy Mary Wickham is now available

ISMAPNG

The newly published poetry collection titled Being The Bird, by Australian Sister of Mercy Mary Wickham is now available

The book contains a large number of previously unpublished poems, as well as gathering up some familiar Mercy prayers, such as The Door of Mercy and Litany of Mercy, and the set of poems about Baggot St, which reflect on different rooms and spaces at Catherine’s house.  

The poems are essentially about encounter: with the Divine, the natural world, the Celtic landscape and spirit, and those whose lives the poet has shared through journeys of birth and death, dementia, and abuse. Several poems are directly related to the Covid-19 experience. 

A number of Mary’s poems have won awards over the years and her poetry has been featured in installations in Cathedrals, hospitals and schools as well as periodicals in the USA, Ireland and Australia.

Mercy Investment Services: Recognising Mercy's Leadership in Impact Investing

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Mercy Investment Services: Recognising Mercy's Leadership in Impact Investing

Americas

Mercy Investment Services: Recognising Mercy's Leadership in Impact Investing

A recent article in ImpactAlpha, a publication dedicated to highlighting the work of impact investments in our global community, praises the longtime dedication of religious congregations, including the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, in the shareholder advocacy and community investing fields. The Sisters of Mercy began making community investments in the 1970s; this investing continues today through Mercy Partnership Fund, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. The article says: 

“Groups like the Adrian Dominican Sisters and the Sisters of Mercy were not only instrumental in early efforts to hold public companies more accountable, but were pioneers in impact-first investing.  They were amongst the very first to provide low interest loans to nascent community development finance institutions (CDFIs)… They have remained steadfast and true to this commitment over the ensuing decades and continue to be pioneers in our sector.”

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On This Day

Fact

On This Day

7 September 1956: Two Filipina women began novitiate, St Maries of the Isle, Cork.

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MIA Season of Creation Activity Guide

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MIA Season of Creation Activity Guide

Mercy International Association recently released an activity guide for the Season of Creation. Find out how you can impact creation with tools for reflection, advocacy, and individual and communal action!

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

“Today’s gospel reading leads us into a section of Mark’s gospel that explores challenges confronting all disciples on their journey of faith. The first challenge is to clarify the nature of our commitment as disciples of Jesus.”

Further Resources

Vatican Museums Collection: The Works of Mercy #7

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Vatican Museums Collection: The Works of Mercy #7

Explore the masterpieces in the papal collections accompanied by the words of the Popes. Today, view The Works of Mercy #7.

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New Meditation Resource from CHAUSA

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New Meditation Resource from CHAUSA

Catholic Health Association of the United States offers Meditative Reflections. Listen to Nothing Can Separate Me for 1 minute 45 seconds to recenter yourself.

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Planet in Crisis: What are the Root Causes & Solutions?

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Planet in Crisis: What are the Root Causes & Solutions?

Join the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach as we discuss what about our social and economic systems need to change and how we can help make that change a reality. This webinar begins at 8:00pm ET and will be 90 minutes long.

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Members of Mercy International Association share the passion of their foundress, Catherine McAuley, to bring mercy to people who are poor, sick and uneducated.

Mercy eNews

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

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