Community Action Network (CAN) Activity Report 2012 – 2016

Background

CAN –Community Action Network is a network of former Catholic Student Movement members, founded in 1993, who continue to meet as a community to live out their faith in action through engaging on human rights awareness in parishes. Since its inception, CAN has collaborated with churches and non-governmental organizations to organize activities to promote and advocate justice and peace in society.

Activities

­Pre-Election Forums

Preparations for Elections, GE 13 – What’s at Stake?

Amanda: Activities in East Malaysia (video)

Language: English

 

Salt is acting in East Mamaysia to help young people to become "contemplative activists" by analyzing the local situation, conduct a theological reflection and act with indigenous communities. Among the challenges of the movement, how to transfer the knowledge to the younger generations? A the political level, migrants are often used for election purposes.

Final Statement of SALT V

THE FINAL STATEMENT SCHOOL OF ACTING JUSTLY, LOVING TENDERLY AND TREADING HUMBLY WITH GOD SALT V 2015 

“Youth for Ecological Justice in Baram : Solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples as Stewards of Creation”

 Tanjung Tepalit Lepo’ Gah , Ulu Baram, Sarawak, Malaysi

24th January – 7th February 2015  

 INTRODUCTION 


             We, the 14 tertiary Catholic students from the various tertiary institutions of Malaysia, gathered at the Tanjung Tepalit Lepo’ Gah’, Ulu Baram, Sarawak from the 24th January – 7th February 2015 to participate in the “School of Acting Justly, Loving Tenderly and Treading humbly with God (SALT) 2015 organised by the SALT Movement in partnership with Save Sarawak Rivers Network (SAVE Rivers). This is the fifth SALT organized since 2008. Besides focused learning related to the theme, “Youth for Ecological Justice in Baram: Solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples as Stewards of Creation”, SALT V is a school with safe and critical space for effective networking, fostering a sense of teamwork, partnership and camaraderie among the participants. It is a process of mutual enrichment through information sharing, training on Native Customary Rights (NCR), the Federal Constitution, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) through interactive learning especially by experiencing the reality of the Orang Ulu communities in Long Liam, Long Apu and Long Anap situated in the area to be affected in the future by the proposed construction of the Baram Dam in Ulu Baram, Sarawak. Below are the aims and objectives of the program which inspired us to participate actively. 

Malaysia

Promoting and Advocating Justice and Peace in Society

The Community Action Network (CAN) was formed in 1993 by a group of Catholic graduates to promote and advocate justice and peace in society.

Since its inception, CAN has collaborated with churches and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to organise activities to promote and advocate justice and peace in society.