Hail to the chief!

By |2 July 2013|

For Caritas Denmark and COERR, this election is yet another successful milestone in the journey that Caritas Denmark and COERR embarked on 10 years ago with the setting up of what is still fondly known as the HoM component of our Thai-Burma Border Programme.
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    Bruce Springsteen Taps Caritas Denmark to Feed Hungry Hearts

Bruce Springsteen Taps Caritas Denmark to Feed Hungry Hearts

By |11 July 2012|

Rock legend Bruce Springsteen has chosen Caritas Danmark to receive a 250,000 dollar donation raised as part of the country’s Roskilde Festival concert. Caritas Danmark (Denmark) says it will use the donation to help farmers in Uganda.

Prayers and petitions at Copenhagen

By |23 June 2010|

The Copenhagen Summit on climate change brought together 119 heads of state and governments. Caritas representatives and bishops came from 25 countries, including Mexico, Zambia, South Africa, USA, India, Kiribati in the Pacific Ocean, Mozambique, Kenya, the UK, Spain, Ireland and Germany.

Time for climate justice at Copenhagen

By |26 May 2010|

Caritas members from around the world are travelling to Copenhagen to lobby governments at a key climate change meeting. The UN summit (called the UNFCCC) is set to agree targets for cutting the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. It will also set funding for poor communities to tackle the impact of extreme or unpredictable weather and also for their future low carbon/sustainable development. Events Caritas is taking part in the meeting itself and at a number of events in the city aimed at getting a fairer deal for the poor. 19.00 Friday 11 December - all invited to ‘Holy Mass for Climate Justice’ at Sankt Ansgar Cathedral presided over by Caritas Africa President Archbishop Cyprian Lwanga of Kampala (Read his homily). Further information available at www.sanktansgar.dk. 13.00 Saturday 12 December - Caritas representatives will take part in the Planet First, People First walk through Copenhagen. 11.30 Sunday 13 December – Caritas representatives will handover pledges from supporters along [...]

The road to climate justice after Copenhagen

By |26 May 2010|

By: Christine Campeau, Caritas Internationalis The Copenhagen Summit on climate change brought together 115 heads of state and governments. More than 40,000 people applied for accreditation. It was a grand but failed effort to reach a meaningful legally binding deal. Bishop Theotonius Gomes, President of Caritas Bangladesh said that the powerful nations felt morally bound to come and listen to the issue, but they had been humbled by the challenge and the failure to find a solution. The outcome was the ‘Copenhagen Accord’. It is a non-binding deal drafted up by the US, Brazil, China, India, and South Africa. The official governing body of the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) only agreed ‘to take note of’ it. Several nations refuse to recognize it altogether. Bolivia, Venezuela, Sudan, Tuvalu and others have registered their opposition. Some think the Copenhagen Accord is the first time that developing nations have put their commitments [...]

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