August 8, 2018
Our Friends at the Catholic Climate Movement have been preparing all sorts of guides and events to celebrate the Season of Creation, an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect creation. It is celebrated by Christians of all traditions around the world. The season begins September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation and runs through October 4, the Feast of St. Francis. The theme of this year’s celebration is “walking together.”
See Celebration guide for helpful prayer, activities, event suggestions:
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
The 2018 theme will focus on the current situation of indigenous territories, the root causes of migration, trans-border movement and displacement, with a specific focus on indigenous peoples living in urban areas and across international borders. The observance will explore the challenges and ways forward to revitalize indigenous peoples’ identities and encourage the protection of their rights in or outside their traditional territories.
The observance of the International Day will take place on Thursday 9 August 2018 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the ECOSOC Chamber at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Shortened link of our event website
Center for Migration Studies Updates
CMS Migration Update is a weekly digest of news and other information related to national and international migration. It is designed to educate faith leaders regarding vulnerable immigrant populations, developments in the immigration field, pastoral resources and the religious touchstones of diverse faith traditions on migrants and newcomers.
If you are interesting in subscribing to this weekly update, there is a link on their website to do so:
67th UN DPI/NGO Conference
The 67thUN DPI/NGO Conference will be here in two weeks and Partnership for Global Justice will be attending! Look for our updates – August 22 & 23rd!
Have a good week!