Our project SÚMATE 2022 contest came to an end. We had the opportunity to encounter the winning team CAMYF, who participated with the development of a Biogarden in an area of poverty and extreme poverty, raising awareness about the care of the land in the Human Settlement “Nuevo Paraíso” in Nuevo Chimbote, Ancash (Peru).
Tag: Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation
Dear CCVI family,
In Peru on each August 30th, we celebrate the joy and radical love of St. Rose of Lima. A Limeña who has inspired so many other women and men around the world to keep a warm heart to encounter Jesus in the other, especially in poverty-impacted communities.
The Súmate contest was held for the first time in 2021 with the aim of raising awareness of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si and responding to his invitation to continue caring for our common home. Súmate 2022, sponsored by SURGE and JPIC invited young people between the ages of 14 and 25 to transform a space to create a green space.
The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word once again call our congregational family to gather in prayer and reflection in solidarity of the preventable deaths of 50 people, including children, found this Monday, June 27, in an abandoned trailer on the streets of San Antonio, Texas. The frailty and precariousness of our migrant sisters and brothers hurt us. We recognize that this is a tragedy repeated globally, as recently occurring in Melilla, Spain, in which 23 people died trying to reach better opportunities.
While on lockdown, I recently learned about an area of international collaboration that has me fascinated. I’m referring to mangrove conservation and restoration efforts. Of course, first, I learned about mangroves. I never cease to marvel at how rich they are for our planet. Among other benefits, they protect coastlines from extreme weather events, support local communities, are home to many species, and have an impressive ability to sequester carbon dioxide. I invite you to do some research on the subject because there is much to learn, and there are ways we can support these efforts.
Recently on social media, I read on a digital poster that said “If the rights I have are not for others, then they are not rights, they are privileges.” The statement motivates me to share some thoughts on the 73rd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The International Day of Nonviolence is celebrated each year on October 2, the birth date of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of nonviolence. According to the United Nations General Assembly, in 2007 this commemoration was established to “ensure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and nonviolence.”
Friends, as every July 30, we join the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (United Nations initiative), because “we affirm the dignity and rights of all people and denounce human trafficking and the economic and social systems that promote it.” (CCVI Corporate Stance, 2015).
A year ago the streets of the United States were filled with voices exclaiming “I can’t breathe,” “Black Lives Matter,” and “enough is enough.”