Extractive Industries

Caritas and the path of the Amazon Synod

Caritas and the path of the Amazon Synod

Hope has been awoken by the historic Amazon Synod. We reflect on this remarkable moment in the Church and what it means for Caritas and the people we work alongside.

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Indigenous speaking out against human rights abuses

Indigenous speaking out against human rights abuses

Mining and other extractive industries are driving human rights abuses and damaging the environment in the Amazon, say indigenous leaders. During meetings at the UN in New York 22 April to 1 May, community leaders supported by the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial network (REPAM) will raise the plight of their people. Caritas is a member of REPAM. ...

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Caritas awaits Pope Francis’ ecology encyclical

Caritas awaits Pope Francis’ ecology encyclical

Caritas is excited about the arrival of the encyclical. The theme chosen by our confederation to guide our work for the next four years is One Human Family, Caring for Creation. It lays the path for defending human dignity, building a peaceful coexistence between peoples and for safeguarding and caring for creation.

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