Archivi tag: Society

ASIA/CHINA – Promote lay catechists to be witnesses of Christ in today’s society

Cheng Du – To train lay catechists so that they are “Christians of the new era” and witnesses of the Lord in today’s Chinese society: these are the objectives of the VI Formation Course for lay catechists active in the 7 dioceses of Si Chuan Province, mainland China. Due to the pandemic, the number of… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/INDONESIA – Abolition of the death penalty: a civil society campaign

Jakarta – The campaign for the abolition of the death penalty, launched by civil society and embraced by Christian Churches and organizations, is intensifying in Indonesia. Several Indonesian civil society organizations have called on the government to remove the death penalty from the country’s legal system, noting that there is evidence that “this form of… Leggi tutto »

AMERICA/PANAMA – The Archbishop of Panama: “We have a corrupt society and no one takes the first step to transform it”

Panama City – The Archbishop of Panama, Mgr. José Domingo Ulloa, made an energetic appeal to Panamanians to tackle and resolve the “great problem” of corruption that afflicts the country and society, and that, he said, happens above all in knowing how to choose one’s rulers. “Corruption is a real problem, and at the moment… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/SOUTH KOREA – Grandparents and the elderly, a precious presence in society

Seoul – Grandparents and the elderly are a valuable part of Korean society, they are the origin and memory, they are an example and an important resource for young people: with this conviction, the Catholic Church in Seoul has organized various initiatives and campaigns based on this “World Day of Grandparents and Elderly People”, established… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/SRI LANKA – Day of indigenous clergy and contribution to the Pontifical Society of St. Peter the Apostle

Colombo – “You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth and summoned from its far-off places, You whom I have called my servant, whom I have chosen and will not cast off”: is the theme of the special Day of the indigenous clergy inspired by the Biblical passage of Isaiah which, organized… Leggi tutto »

AFRICA/NIGER – The religious of the Society of African Missions launch a new project to help children go back to school

Niamey – “We are in contact with the rural areas of the diocese of Niamey, in particular with the two areas most affected by terrorism: Makalondi, on the border with Burkina Faso and Dolbel, a region on the border with Mali. Thousands of children and teenagers who live here have dropped out of school. This… Leggi tutto »

State escalates attacks on media freedom and civil society in Belarus

Lukashenka's crackdown on media and civil society reached unprecedented scale Originally published on Global Voices Law enforcement officer confiscates equipment from a NGO office. Screenshot from July 15 news report by Svaboda Radio. Since the start of the protests against rigged presidential elections in August 2020, Belarusian authorities have been steadily targeting not only protesters,… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/AFGHANISTAN – Civil society leaders: violence increases, a UN mission is urgently needed to ascertain the truth about the attacks

Kabul – “We ask for a United Nations mission to ascertain the truth about the recent attacks on civilians”. With foreign troops on the path of withdrawal, the Taliban on the offensive, a weak government, growing violence and “very worrying future scenarios”, in an interview with Agenzia Fides Shaharzad Akbar, at the head of the… Leggi tutto »

Bute, John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, Marquess of – Brendan’s Fabulous Voyage – A Lecture delivered on January 19, 1893, before the Scottish Society of Literature and Art

EText-No. 17343 Title: Brendan’s Fabulous Voyage – A Lecture delivered on January 19, 1893, before the Scottish Society of Literature and Art Author: Bute, John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, Marquess of, 1847-1900 Language: English Link: 1/7/3/4/17343/17343-h/17343-h.htm EText-No. 17343 Title: Brendan’s Fabulous Voyage – A Lecture delivered on January 19, 1893, before the Scottish Society of Literature and… Leggi tutto »