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6 : Fred in Uganda to meet PR members
9 : Skype on the reform of the Church
10: Prayer for persecuted churches in Lahore (Pakistan) by PR movement
10: Jules in Lomé (Togo) for social teaching program
15: Jules (Madagascar) visits PR Douala (Cameroun)
18: Ruki (Sri Lanka) speaks about Human Rights at Bishop conference office Paris
23: Skype on SG travel in Africa
8: CYDM : seminar on Rights of Christians in Pakistan
Open Letter from Myanmar/Burma Civil Society to the member States of the United nations Human Rights Council Regarding the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar/Burma
We, a diverse range of civil society organizations from Myanmar/Burma, are writing to you in advance of the upcoming 25th regular session in Geneva to express our serious concerns about the lack of progress made regarding the situation of human rights in Myanmar/Burma, and to urge the Council to maintain the resolution on the situation of human rights in Myanmar/Burma under agenda item 4 of the Council in its upcoming session. It is vital to maintain pressure on the Myanmar/Burma government to ensure that it continues with its reforms, and addresses grave ongoing issues such as constitutional reform, inter-communal violence, the lack of rule of law, repressive legislation, land confiscation and gross human rights abuses in ethnic areas as a matter of extreme urgency.
Tamil Christian Clergy from North-East Sri Lanka call for an international investigation mechanism from the UN Human Rights Council
Before the 19th and 22nd sessions of the UN HRC, some of us, as Tamil Christian clergy serving in the war ravaged North and East of Sri Lanka, wrote to the members of the UN HRC, appealing to appoint an international mechanism to look into allegations of violations of international humanitarian and human rights law, during the war in Sri Lanka. We have experienced, heard and seen indications of numerous such allegations. Our own experience and knowledge correspondent to the findings and recommendations of the UN Panel of Experts, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and well known Sri Lankan and international human rights organizations.
JECI-MIEC wanted to go to Ukraine and have a Colloquium there… unfortunately, we had to cancel this event. It was planned that the event started on Sunday, 23rd of March – since we could not come to Ukraine, we propose to hold a prayer on that day in your movement. Ideally at 19:00am so that you can be sure, that elsewhere in Europe as well, students are joining your prayer – (but: if 19:00am is no good time, feel free to choose another time or even date).
Edwin: Pope Francis has announced his intension to visit Israel, Jordan, Palestinian territories in the month of May 2014. What do you expect from his visit towards peace in the Middle East?
David: The Pope is primarily coming to commemorate the historic embrace of Pope Paul VI with Orthodox Patriarch Athenagoras of Constantinople in 1964 in Jerusalem, putting an end to centuries of bitterness and enmity. Pope Francis will embrace Patriarch Bartholomew here in Jerusalem, sending a message to the Christian world that our divisions are a source of scandal and render our witness inauthentic.
He will meet with the political authorities in Jordan, Palestine and Israel and of course stress the importance of justice, peace, pardon and reconciliation and surely address the instability throughout the Middle East. By putting evangelical words on our situation and speaking from his heart, as he does so well, I am sure he will help us see more clearly what we need to do to promote peace.
Pakistan And India Friendship Forum (PAIFF)
A non-violent Movement for Peace initiated by the Catholic Church in North India
Joseph Kalathil S.J.
The whole world celebrates the Birthday of the Prince of Peace on 25th December. The greatest gift Jesus gave us was His own Peace: “Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.” Jn.14:27 The one who has the peace which Jesus gave, will not be worried, not upset nor will be afraid. A disciple of Jesus essentially has to be a peace-loving person and a peaceful promoter of peace. One of such is Bishop Peter Celestine OFM Cap., the Bishop of Jammu-Srinagar diocese, a peace-loving man, not afraid to spread ‘peace’. He was awarded Gandhi Peace Medal by the government of Jammu & Kashmir for promoting peace and harmony in the State of Jammu & Kashmir.
Here are 3 generation of Pax Romana Activists. It looks like a simple meal but to "Engineer" it, it tooks months of planning, networking ,lobby and prayers.
1st Gen: Anne Beatrice
2nd Gen: Fomer Myanmar Young Catholic Students (ex IMCS Myanmar)-http://mycsgroup.blogspot.com/
3rd Gen: SALT(School of Acting Justly, Loving Tenderly, Treading Humbly (SALT 4) movement-http://saltmovement.tumblr.com
ICAN -Nepal partner with SPARSHA Nepal IF you need this Program is your community Please contact us.
The overall objective of Community Rapid HIV Testing and Treatment Program 2014 is a regular program and inform on the importance of HIV testing, counsel, promote condom use, test and link into the HIV care and support continuum to the people of high risk areas in Kathmandu Valley. It is estimated that about 300 people are tested per month and advocate to the government for the inclusion of rapid community HIV testing module in the national response to the epidemics.
Interview of Leo D. Lefebure, S.J., Professor of Theology at Georgetown University.
1. Q: This is your third trip to Delhi. You have travelled to a number of places, visited different religious institutions, and met people of different religious convictions. This is the first time you have addressed the students of Jamia Millia Islamia. What are your memorable experience with the student community and the faculty?
This was my fourth trip to India and my third trip to Delhi. I was most impressed by the interest of the students of Jamia Millia Islamia in interreligious concerns. For each of my talks, the room was packed, extra chairs were brought in, and there were still students standing. Each time the students listened very attentively.
The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading human rights organisation. It includes 47 member states, 28 of which are members of the European Union. All Council of Europe member states have signed up to the European Convention on Human Rights, a treaty designed to protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
During the winter session of the Conference of the INGO of the Council of Europe, the delegation of Pax Romana consisted of:
We participated in the following working groups:
Recently a number of organisations including Francis Xavier Movement (Italy), Henry Martyn Institute (Hyderabad), Interfaith Coalition for Peace (New Delhi), Zakir Hussain Institute of Islamic Studies – Jamia Millia Islamia (New Delhi), Indialogue Foundation (New Delhi) and Islamic Studies Association (Delhi) jointly organised a Seminar Building Communities of Peace: Muslim-Christian Relations in Asia on 11-12 February 2014. The sessions were held at three different places: the first session at St Xavier’s School (Raj Niwas Marg), the second at India Islamic Cultural Center (Lodi Road) and the third session in the prestigious Mir Anis Hall of the Jamia Millia Islamia.
Christopher Dekki, as formal liaison between ICMYO and UN Headquarters.
For a long time, there have been calls for our network of some of the oldest, most storied youth--‐led organizations to create a more formalized structure. It has become clear to us that our loosely organized network prevents us from becoming even more central to the youth work of the UN and other intergovernmental bodies. That is why, as per the ICMYO
An effort to go out of oneself is required in order to be present to the other. This ‘going out’ could be to help others who are in need or simply to be with others to show solidarity or to experience togetherness. One of the classical examples of ‘going out’ is rendered in the Gospel of Luke (1: 39-56): Mary visiting her cousin Elizabeth. Both mothers, Mary and Elizabeth meet with one another, and so do their two sons! There is joy in that meeting. The Gospel tells that John the Baptist leapt for joy in his mother’s womb. Hence, I like this expression: “going out”! It is my experience that I return enriched every time I reached out to my Muslim friends. ‘Going out’ to the other teaches me to be humble and shows me the need of the other for a more deeply human life. In ‘going out’ to Muslims, I believe that I share the richness of my faith and listen to their faith convictions and allow them to enrich my Christian life.
The ILO report “Global Employment Trends for Youth,” is an excellent document. It has practical approach to deal with youth's employment issues, ensuring their economic empowerment. Youth movements in the church need to take a look at this area of youth economic empowerment. Entrepreneurial opportunities and various income generation models for the marginalized youth are highlighted in this document. Labour Commissions in the church can play an instrumental role and translate this to various communities, especially the marginalized ones. I really insist one should read this, as it has helped me gain insights and ideas for promoting financial inclusion of youth through employment opportunities.
We have just completed a regional Human Rights training with specific focus on UPR which was held in Antananarivo, Madagascar. This training, which started on 27th January to 1st February 2014, was organized by Pax Romana ICMICA (through a close collaboration between MaCMICA, the national affiliated federation of Pax Romana in Madagascar, Pax Romana ICMICA Africa and the Pax Romana ICMICA international). We also received tremendous support from the Africa Regional and national office of IMCS. In attendance were over 10 CSOs involved in Human Rights work in Madagscar- with Pax Romana mainly playing a coordinating role. The training, attended by ‘who is who’ in Madagascar CSO circles, received media coverage on one of the national TV in Madagascar.
Strasbourg, 5 February.
A side-event on "A Europe without torture: what is today's reality?", a discussion on the situation in Ukraine with the participation of NGOs from Ukraine, and a debate on "which democracy do we want?" were among the highlights of the session .../...
Strasbourg, 4 February.
At the initiative of the Conference of INGOs, a group of civil society representatives from Ukraine participated in meetings at the Council of Europe last week .../...
The whole of all the Christian INGOs accredited to the European Council met on January 29, during the winter session of the INGOs. They mentioned the future European elections that are to take place in Europe from the 22nd to 25th of May 2014.