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  • HEADLINES! “Alberta Won’t Appeal Decision to Allow Jessica Ernst to Sue” This was a big precedent for environmental lawsuits…the decision of the court was that our Woman of Courage Jessica Ernst has the right to sue her Canadian Province of Alberta over the fracking issue. See

http://thetyee.ca/News/2014/12/10/Alberta-Wont-Appeal-Ernst-Decision/

http://lesamisdurichelieu.blogspot.ca/2014/12/lalberta-nira-pas-en-appel-la-poursuite.html

 

  • Religious Sister of Charity (RSC) Kayula Lesa, who wrote one of the award-winning grants we offered last year for anti-trafficking projects (see August 2014 Update), has been appointed to the Vatican Commission on Sexual Abuse. We send her our congratulations, and you can read all about it here:
    http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1405248.htm

 

  • The Casa Cornelia Law Center, a ministry of the Holy Child sisters (SHCJ) has provided Jan1quality legal services to unaccompanied children since 2001. This year, unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied children left the Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador to escape abuse and oppression in search of safety. The United States government proclaimed this migration of children a “humanitarian crisis” in June of 2014, while CCLC bore witness to the growing number of child arrivals in San Diego. As of October 30, 2014, CCLC has helped 502 children and anticipates serving more than six hundred by the end of the year. CCLC recently received a $79,000 Challenge Grant from Price Philanthropies.

 

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