February 13, 2015

UK lawmakers hear religious leaders on Ebola recovery

By |13 February 2015|

Religious leaders will play a vital role in tackling the "enormous social challenges" caused by the Ebola outbreak in West African countries.

June 5, 2014

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    End Sexual Violence in Conflict: The vital role of Catholic networks

End Sexual Violence in Conflict: The vital role of Catholic networks

By |5 June 2014|

One of the important ministerial sessions at the Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, being held in London from 10-13 June, will be about the role and responsibilities of faith networks in helping to bring to an end this terrible crime.

May 30, 2014

#TimeToAct: End sexual violence in conflict

By |30 May 2014|

Caritas is joining Vatican officials, the UK government and other faith-based organisations to stamp out this crime.

November 19, 2013

Climate change talks in Warsaw

By |19 November 2013|

SCIAF believes that we have a duty to care for creation and that we should all have the opportunity to live life in dignity and to the full.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon: Born under bombs

By |4 November 2013|

Money being provided by Caritas agencies around the world is helping to provide food, clothing, blankets, temporary shelters, rent vouchers, trauma counselling and medical care.

July 12, 2013

A slice of Rio in Scotland

By |12 July 2013|

By Val Morgan, SCIAF (Caritas Scotland) Scotland’s Rio is an event for the young people of Scotland to coincide with the World Youth Day being celebrated with Pope Francis in Rio de Janeiro in July 2013. It will take place at Stirling University Campus from Thursday 25 - Sunday 28 July, 2013. We hope to give young people from across Scotland the opportunity to experience something of the celebration of the international World Youth Day. Elizabeth Millar, one of the organisers of the event said, “Scotland’s Rio will be an exciting and inspiring occasion for all involved, and it will give the Church in Scotland a reason to celebrate and be enthusiastic about what young people today can offer the Church both locally, nationally and internationally!” There will be opportunities for celebrating and learning about the Catholic faith through worship and catechesis. The Youth Festival will offer an opportunity to participate in a [...]

November 19, 2012

50 years of CAFOD (Caritas England and Wales)

By |19 November 2012|

For 50 years CAFOD has been passionately committed to supporting people as they fight poverty and injustice. Watch this video to see how CAFOD has been serving the world's poor for over 50 years.

May 31, 2012

Scottish climate fund shows the way forward

By |31 May 2012|

The announcement today of the Scottish Government's Climate Justice Fund has been welcomed by international development and environmental organisations in Scotland. The fund was launched by Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, alongside former President of Ireland Mary Robinson.

January 28, 2011

Pakistan 6 months after floods: Monica’s story

By |28 January 2011|

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    Research project will put science at heart of climate change response

Research project will put science at heart of climate change response

By |24 January 2011|

By CAFOD Caritas England and Wales (CAFOD) is working in partnership with University College London, one of the UK’s top universities to be able to better respond to climate change. They’re trying to see the threats climate change poses in the context of other hazards. Melanie Duncan is leading the research at the university. Since commencing her work in April 2009, Melanie has carried out an analysis of the current tools developed or adopted by many of the London-based international NGOs for aiding climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. She has so far highlighted that these tools require greater integration of scientific methods, models, knowledge and data. Her work shows the interaction between hazards is largely missed, as currently most tools recognise multiple hazards, but only assess them individually at a point in time. She travelled to the Philippines in September 2010 as part of the programme to carry out field work. [...]

September 26, 2009

G8 weak on climate change

By |26 September 2009|

The G8 leaders' approach to climate change is half-hearted, says Caritas England and Wales (CAFOD) and Caritas Scotland (SCIAF), with no solutions for action being proposed. Although the G8 recognises the problem of climate change and its causes, world leaders have been less than specific about their response, promising only "strong and early action”. George Gelber, head of public policy at CAFOD, says: "Chancellor Merkel has brought the United States into the international consensus on climate change but has bought inclusiveness at the expense of the clear goal of keeping global temperature increase below the crucial 2°C limit. "It's a lowest common denominator approach. Climate change is a slow-motion tsunami for millions of poor people round the world." Climate change is already a reality, causing drought in Africa and Central America, desertification, floods and violent and unpredictable weather patterns. Seventy percent of the population of the sub-Saharan region live in rural areas, their livelihoods [...]