Our Prayers are With You

3 December 2013

Yeb Sano, the Philippine delegate at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (then underway in Poland) said, “To anyone who continues to deny the reality that is climate change, I dare you to get off your ivory tower and away from the comfort of your armchair. I dare you to go to the islands […]

CSW and Forum Registration Now Open

3 December 2013

Registration is now open for the UN Commission on the Status of Women, to be held March 10-21. The theme is “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls”.  Preregistration deadlines are November 11 to January 27 2014. You cannot register yourself; if you intend to participate, contact […]

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More Women in Peacemaking

3 December 2013

At a special meeting of the Security Council on October 18, the Secretary General reported on advances in women’s role in peacekeeping.  For the first time there are five women heads of UN peacekeeping missions in five countries.  Mary Robinson (former President of Ireland) has been appointed a special envoy and the first woman chief […]


Vatican Trafficking Consultation

3 December 2013

All sisters who reported thought that the consultation with the Vatican went well. The Holy Father feels very deeply about ending this “vile trade.” There were over 80 participants/ observers, including 13 women religious, bishops, police, NGOs, clergy, and medical staff. Observers quickly became participants, and were free to make comments, ask questions, and submit […]


3 December 2013

(Australian Catholic Sisters Against Trafficking in Humans) You may have heard a lot about it but possibly have not had a face to put with it. Well, here are several faces—all Brigidine sisters attending an ACRATH speaker’s day.  Standing, left to right are Maree Marsh (ACRATH Chair), Claire Griffin, Mary Mooney, Kathleen Butler, Joan Sutherland, […]

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