MOMBASA-NAIROBI, 8 December 2010 (IRIN) – Counter-trafficking specialists say a law recently passed in Kenya which, for the first time, legally defines and recognizes trafficking in persons as a crime, will help protect the vulnerable and assist survivors, while serving as a deterrent to perpetrators. Continue reading
A mini report with a bit of a personal reflection by Fr. Mike Schultheis SJ, a Jesuit priest from the USA, is the Vice-Chancellor of the Catholic University of Sudan. Among his other assignments during more than thirty years in Africa, he was the first president of the Catholic University of Ghana, lectured at Makerere University (Uganda) and the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and assisted in establishing the Catholic University of Mozambique. He also served as Associate Director, the International Secretariat of the Jesuit Refugee Service, and Director, JRS Africa. Fr. Mike Schultheis SJ, Vice – Chancellor Catholic University of Sudan P.O. Box 257, Juba (CES), Sudan. Continue reading
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Brasilia – the anniversary of the death of Sister Dorothy Stang was used by the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT) to publicize a public statement in which it requested the Brazilian authorities to take steps to contain the growth of violence and deforestation in Anapu (PA) . Continue reading
More than three hundred Catholic leaders visit Capitol Hill February 15 with this message.
WASHINGTON (February 15, 2011)— Expressing concern over proposed federal budget cuts in the Fiscal Year 2011 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, the heads of two U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) committees and the president of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) sent letters to Congress on February 14, reminding elected officials that “decisions on how to allocate opportunities and burdens in setting budget priorities are more than economic policies — they are significant moral choices.” Continue reading
Mahony, Gomez: Treatment of immigrants ‘not worthy of the Gospel’
LOS ANGELES — In speeches the same day, Los Angeles’ cardinal and its coadjutor archbishop talked about immigration in the United States, with one calling some of the rhetoric about the issue “not worthy of the Gospel,” and the other saying the current system “is an immoral system that thrives upon the weakness and suffering of those without a voice.” Continue reading