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Fellowship Opportunity: MGA Emerging​ ​Leaders Fellowship 2023-2024

Mercy Global Action

Fellowship Opportunity: MGA Emerging​ ​Leaders Fellowship 2023-2024

Mercy Global Action

Fellowship Opportunity: MGA Emerging​ ​Leaders Fellowship 2023-2024

Are you passionate about advancing Mercy and Justice?
The Mercy Global Action Office is seeking expressions of interest for the MGA Emerging​ ​Leaders Fellowship 2023-2024! This international leadership program is fully funded, and unique in the ways in which it​ ​provides an opportunity for ten women to establish strong links and networking across the​ ​Mercy World through​ ​international encounters, webinars and modules, mentorship, and​ ​more. The fellowship program has been designed to stimulate creative and critical thinking,​ ​and promote collaborative leadership and personal​ ​reflection leading to a compassionate and​ ​communal response to current concerns of our world.

Download further information about the programme here.

Applicants can send a letter of interest to​ ​Marietta Latonio at​ ​mariettalatonio@mercyinternational.ie

MIA Prayer Intention: Climate Justice

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: Climate Justice

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: Climate Justice

Mercy International prays for safe places for women experiencing violence. During the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, we are especially mindful of the critical role we can each play in the lives of women and girls experiencing violence. We pray…

“Where is your safe place? As Christians, we understand God to be our stronghold, our place of refuge – a God of solidarity in suffering. How can we join with God, by standing in solidarity with women and children who do not have a safe refuge from violence? The Istanbul Convention the gold standard framework on violence against women, recommends one woman’s refuge space per 10,000 population. A refuge is a safe haven, but every day, women and children are turned away because of lack of space. Pray for the women who need to access the refuges, for women who are healing from trauma, for staff on the frontline and for the provision of adequate supplies of emergency refuge accommodation.”

Prayer Selected from Prayers and Reflections for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence and Abuse.

MESSAGES TO: Elizabeth MacNeal Head of International Engagement
UNITE: Activism to End Violence against Women & Girls!

Mercy Global Action

UNITE: Activism to End Violence against Women & Girls!

Mercy Global Action

UNITE: Activism to End Violence against Women & Girls!

November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, also marks the launch of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. Gender oppression is intricately linked to the climate crisis. Women are disproportionately at risk from climate-related disasters yet barred from spaces of power that seek a solution. In the context of environmental disasters and gender-blind climate policies, women are increasingly vulnerable to domestic violence and trafficking.

Reminder: Foundation Day Prayer Service

Mercy International Association

Reminder: Foundation Day Prayer Service

Mercy International Association

Reminder: Foundation Day Prayer Service

On 12 December, the Mercy world celebrates the Foundation Day of the Sisters of Mercy. A prayer service has been developed for use with your Mercy community, ministry, and all those who wish to celebrate. Please use this resource as needed and know that wherever you celebrate, MIA celebrates with you.

Mercy Matters

On This Day

Fact

On This Day

November 30, 2006: The inaugural Catherine McAuley Lecture is delivered by Dr. Alice Sinnott rsm. The lecture series would become an annual event.

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

Breaking Boundaries: A Mercy Response to People on the Move Issue Spotlight #3 - Meeting Needs and Upholding Rights

Mercy Global Action

Breaking Boundaries: A Mercy Response to People on the Move Issue Spotlight #3 - Meeting Needs and Upholding Rights

The Mercy Global Action Migration Task Force’s report ‘Breaking Boundaries: A Mercy Response to People on the Move’ was born from a collection of stories and experiences of Mercy's work with migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers around the world, tied together by human rights-based critical analysis and Catholic social teaching. From this report, MGA presents a series of infographics to further explore how Mercy continues to respond.

Mercy Education Pilgrimage

Mercy International Association

Mercy Education Pilgrimage

Sun, 22 January - Fri, 27 January

The Mercy Education Pilgrimage is a unique opportunity for those involved in education in any way. Focusing on the education tradition within Mercy, participants will have an opportunity to deepen their connection to Mercy and explore Catherine’s story and her approach to leadership in the context of living Mercy today.

To register email programmes@mercyinternational.ie

Residential: €625  Non-Residential: €410

Further Resources

MIA Expands Social Media Presence

Worth Knowing

MIA Expands Social Media Presence

Mercy International Association has thoughtfully decided to pause content distribution and posting on Twitter. In line with our mission and values, MIA wishes to participate in and uphold communities that are inclusive, supportive, and compassionate. We are grateful to those who have supported our mission through this platform and hope that you continue to engage with MIA through the following platforms

  • Follow MIA on Facebook here
  • Follow our new Instagram here
  • Connect with MIA on LinkedIn here

As we seek new ways to engage with our communities moving forward, may we each be called to uphold Mercy values and create spaces where all are welcome.

Mercy Partners (AUS): Where can you give the gift of kindness in this Advent season?

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Mercy Partners (AUS): Where can you give the gift of kindness in this Advent season?

I never tire of being amazed at the presence of kindness. Perhaps that’s due to living in an age when world news includes vast amounts of humanity’s unkindness … if I look for kind deeds, I’ll find that my world has an abundance of these … a good portion of kindness goes by unnoticed. In a way, kindness is like a little miracle. We go about our day expecting it to be quite ordinary and then someone’s thoughtfulness touches us with comfort, assistance, needed joy, assurance, laughter, hope-filled insight, or some other form of blessedness (Joyce Rupp: Return to the Root. 2021. 24).

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Virtual Advent Prayer: Weekly on Wednesdays

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Virtual Advent Prayer: Weekly on Wednesdays

Join MIA for virtual Advent Prayer at 12 noon (Dublin) weekly on Wednesdays during Advent. Mark your calendar for 30th November; and 7th, 14th & 21st December. The theme of this year's Advent Prayer is 'Exile: God comforts his people in exile.' For more information phone MIC, +353 1 661 8061, or email programmes@mercyinternational.ie.

Recommended donation €10/session. All are welcome! Please register via the form linked here.

Advent Resources

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