Justice Denied for a UI Woman of Courage

8 February 2017

The UI family extends a hand of compassion and solidarity this month to our 2011 Woman of Courage, Jessica Ernst. At the time she received the award, Jessica was in the midst of a prolonged legal battle against EnCana, a natural gas producer whose fracking project had contaminated the drinking water in her home community […]

Alibinism: Another Kind of Discrimination

10 January 2017

The “3rd Committee” of the UN General Assembly deals with social issues and human rights. In following the 3rd Committee last fall, the 2016 interns were especially interested in a panel on discrimination, at which one panelist was a young girl with albinism. She discussed the discrimination and persecution of albino people, especially boys and […]

Search for the New Secretary General (SG)

2 October 2016

The recent fourth ”straw poll” for SG was the first time that the five permanent members of the Security Council could use their veto, and one did veto Natalia Gherman of Moldova (one of the women candidates). Topping the list again was Portugal’s António Guterres (picture). In fifth place is Bulgaria’s Irina Bokova. The rest […]

Faith Leaders Webinar with State Department This Week 

12 January 2016

The Paris Agreement reached at COP 21 represented an important step forward in the fight against climate change, with faith communities from around the world stepping forward more than ever in support of a strong agreement. On Friday, January 15, from 2:00-3:00 pm ET, join us for a faith leaders’ webinar and conference call for […]

Pope Francis Calls for Climate Change Action!

18 June 2015

On June 18, Pope Francis released his encyclical on climate change. We have uploaded the document to resources in English. For all languages, follow this link. Please also consider signing the petition, below:

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