November 1, 2012

Caritas discusses the politics of agriculture in Doha

By |1 November 2012|

Agriculture – namely, small-scale farming and organic farming – is at the heart of the Caritas work on food security and food safety in many developing countries.

October 8, 2012

Cardinal Rodriguez at the UN

By |8 October 2012|

Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez speaks at the United Nations about youth and combating poverty. Video courtesy of the national Catholic weekly, America

September 24, 2012

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    Cardinal Rodriguez looks to young as best resource in fight against poverty

Cardinal Rodriguez looks to young as best resource in fight against poverty

By |24 September 2012|

June 28, 2012

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    Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga urges a new globalisation for all

Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga urges a new globalisation for all

By |28 June 2012|

Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga has told colleagues meeting this week in Taiwan for the Caritas Asia General Assembly that the current global economic crisis driven by the difficulties in the euro zone pose a real threat to the lives and livelihoods of the poor. He said that, “The current crisis exposes systemic failures generated by careless speculation for the benefit of a handful of people and at the expense of millions of poor families.” But Cardinal Rodriguez said that with exposure of casino capitalisim, the world has a unique chance to “refashion globalisation to work for the majority.” Read the full speech:Caritas Asia Speech June

Rio+20: faith based organisations keep the hope alive

By |23 June 2012|

Rio+20: conference reflections

By |22 June 2012|

Dark clouds gather over Rio+20

By |21 June 2012|

Rio+20: Solidarity Economics

By |21 June 2012|

Rio+20 round-up

By |19 June 2012|

Rio+20: Joining the crowds in the Samba City

By |19 June 2012|

Rio+20: Development through Solidarity

By |19 June 2012|

Caritas hosted a side event on the 18 June on ‘Achieving Sustainable Development through Solidarity Economy: Outstanding Issues and Perspectives of “Converting” Economy into Ecology’.

High hopes, low expectations for Rio+20

By |18 June 2012|

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    Church hopes Rio +20 Summit will find path towards development

Church hopes Rio +20 Summit will find path towards development

By |18 June 2012|

With the planting of a tree, the Brazilian Episcopal Conference, with bishops and priests from the Latin American church, began Mass in the Cathedral of St. Sebastian in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The faithful prayed for a renewed commitment of world leaders to work for the elimination of poverty and the protection of nature at the UN Rio +20 conference beginning this week. Archbishop Orani João Tempest of Rio de Janerio and Bishop Leonardo Ulrich Steiner, president of the Brazilian Episcopal Conference held the evnt in Spanish, French, Portuguese and English as a sigh of communion between the countries. At the start of the Rio +20 Summit, Bishop Ulrich called on the conscience of world leaders and all people of good will to find an alternative development model based on ethics and responsibility for the environment and the human being, on justice, solidarity and the gospel values. [...]

Caritas at Rio + 20

By |12 June 2012|

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development to be held in Rio de Janeiro on 20-22 June is expected to represent a new stage in the political process that began back of 1972. Ever since the UN Stockholm Conference on Human Environment, political leaders have been discussing how to reconcile human development needs with environmental protection. The UN Conference on Environment and Development, held in Rio in 1992, declared “Human beings are the centre of concerns for sustainable development. They are entitled to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature”. Its programme of action, “Agenda 21” identified sustainable development as a strategy based on the integration of the economic, social and environmental pillars. Twenty years later, world leaders and tens of thousands of representatives of the private sector and civil society will gather again in Rio to rethink how to reduce poverty and achieve greater social equity and environmental protection. The [...]

April 24, 2012

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    Goldman Environmental Prize goes to Caritas Philippnes director

Goldman Environmental Prize goes to Caritas Philippnes director

By |24 April 2012|

Our very own Fr. Edwin Gariguez, executive secretary of the National Secretariat for Social Action-Justice and Peace (NASSA is Caritas Philippines) and a prominent activist against mining in his country, has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.

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