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Advocacy

The Fight of Larzac

Land grabbing is a phenomenon whose extent, rhythm, and continuity are becoming a threat: at least 50 million hectares of agricultural land was sold or rented in the last few years. But it is not a recent phenomenon, as is also not new the resistance of the peasants when it is a question of countering…

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Justice, Peace And Liberty.

On May 4th 1976 Paul VI named as auxiliary bishop of Newark (New Jersey – US) Joseph A. Francis. He was the forth black catholic bishop of the US -the first had been James Augustine Healy. Actually most of the ordinations of black priests in this country took place in the 1970s and 1980s. Color…

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Jesuits Good Practice Against Land Grabbing.

Any advocacy should be based on the credibility that increases positions and proposals. And it should be truly carried out in the best interests of the affected population. Then advocacy raises awareness and citizens’ participation drawing attention to important issues in society and ensuring a path to change. Among the various types to advocacy surely…

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There’s a crack in everything, through it light will come in.

  An article by Stefanie Glinski, credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation (Visit www.trust.org) titled “South Sudan’s women deminers brave danger to change their children’s future” is running through the web sites. It tells about the 400 to 500 deminers women, digging up remnants of past and present wars – bombs, unexploded ordnances and landmines. “Landmines have…

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A Letter For The Responsibility Of Leadership.

Campaigning is an essential means of advocacy. Actually, a collective advocacy is a “campaign”. A campaign is the process of mobilizing people to join to take action to challenge the powerful to make decision to help benefit the powerless. It is a way to bring about improvements or changes for a particular group in the…

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Living as Advocacy.

As members from diverse religious traditions, or even from an a-religious society, we all share a dream to end extreme poverty. The world has achieved remarkable progress in the past two decades in cutting in half the number of people living in extreme poverty. Moreover, in 2015, our governments talked about a new sustainable development…

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Commemorating, a means of advocacy.

The Guaraní people of Bolivia resisted 400 years, with their culture and with their arms, the Spanish colonization first and the domination of the Bolivian State later. In 1892, the national army put an end to this, for the people in power, anomalous situation: with guns and rifles, it faced the Guarani people armed with…

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Ezekiel Ramin, a martyr of advocacy.

Advocacy is a process that impacts, in an organized and systematic way, public interest issues. It speaks in defense of human, economical and political rights and ensures change where there is injustice. In Brazil, the issue of land has been one main rights issue, but it did not enter into the political agenda for many…

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Meetings and Words empower advocacy.

From the 16th to the 19th February, 2017 took place in Modesto, California first U.S. regional World Meeting of Popular Movements (WMPM).  Even though, Popular movements have a long history all around the world, those that made history during the 20th century were from Latin America. Their birth can be scheduled when “Latin America became independent…

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A Museum for advocacy?

A Museum can surely be an action of advocacy, if it provides awareness towards empowerment. The National Museum of African American History and Culture that ex President Obama inaugurated on 26th September 2016, certainly wants tell the African long slaves’ search for a deeply awareness and struggle towards their dignity and freedom as people. “For…

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From awareness to empowerment.

Advocacy is about politics and change, values and beliefs, consciousness and knowledge. It is about influencing the powerful on problems that concern people. Advocacy aims to build strong democratic organizations to hold those in power accountable, expanding citizens’ skills and understanding of how power operates. At the end, its aim is to empower people to…

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The community land trust: a solution for the future

The community land trust model is not included in the current trend of markets globalization, where the earth is a commodity, subject to speculation and where its use is actually of less importance than its market value as such. This financialization of the land is at the source of the land grabbing phenomenon of agricultural…

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Advocacy

The Fight of Larzac

Land grabbing is a phenomenon whose extent, rhythm, and continuity are becoming a threat: at least 50 million hectares of agricultural land was sold or…

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Baobab

Nigeria. The Mother’s Song

A long time ago, in the outskirts of Jago village, there lived a lioness and her cub, whose name was Kayo. The lioness was very fond…

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Youth & Mission

The Pope Announces A Meeting Of Young People Ahead Of…

The Pope announced that from 19 to 24 March 2018 - in view of the Synod of Bishops on young people in the following October -…

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