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Advocacy

Indigenous Peoples’ Cosmo-Vision Advocacies For Nature.

Indigenous peoples’ views of nature are incompatible with the extractive model, which is based on excess and limitless profit-seeking that drives to prey on natural resources and threatens the future of all human kind. There is a real philosophical conflict between the western worldview and the cosmo-vision of indigenous peoples. Their cosmo-vision is often based…

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Advocating From The Bottom Up

It all started when someone stood up saying, “In Liberia there is private land, public land, community’s land and Government’s land”. Surprised I investigated and I found an amazing answer. I was brought back to when “The statutory tenure system was introduced in the early 1800s by the American Colonization Society (ACS), which purchased land…

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The Unaccepted Advocacy Precursors.

The tenure of agricultural land is at the core of many disputes and advocacy actions nowadays. The common lands tenure is foreseen as the only way to counteract land grabbing. Such a common tenure, however, was put aside when Roman law Act introduced the concept of dominium and exploded in our modern times with the…

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USA. Montclair Sanctuary Alliance

Bnai Keshet is a Jewish community founded in 1978, and at the same time a Synagogue. It defines itself as representative of the broader community: mature couples, singles, “traditional” Jewish families, interfaith families, and gay and lesbian Jews. It is now renovating an apartment with the support of partners, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Montclair (UUCM),…

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A Precursor Of The Fight Against Landgrabbing

Henri Burin des Roziers was a French Dominican, who in Brazil was called the advocate  of “the landless”. He died Sunday, November 26th, 2017 at the age of 87 in the Saint-Jacques convent of Paris even though he would have liked to be in Brazil when “death surprises him.” Born in Paris in 1930, from…

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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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Advocacy

Indigenous Peoples' Cosmo-Vision Advocacies For Nature.

Indigenous peoples’ views of nature are incompatible with the extractive model, which is based on excess and limitless profit-seeking that drives to prey on natural…

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Tortoise and the Baboon.

0ne evening when the tortoise was crawling slowly home, he met the baboon on his path. “Hello, old fellow - said the baboon heartily - Have you…

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Youth & Mission

Europe. The Tension of Being Young. Between Uncertainty and Responsibility.

The lives of many young Europeans are characterized by uncertainty. Sarah Prenger, president of the International Young Christian Workers movement, points out the personal and social…

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