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  Columban Response to Covid-19 in Chile

Sep 02, 2020
Low-income families, living in overcrowded conditions, find social distancing practically impossible. They do not have the luxury to be able to work from home either. Many feel they have to choose between either catching the virus or having no food or accommodation for their families.
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  Temporary Migration Inquiry

Aug 23, 2020
Columbans contributed to the writing of the ACRATH’s submission to the Senate Select Committee on Temporary Migration.
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  Give us this day our daily soup

Jun 23, 2020
Columban Fr Martin Koroiciri writes about a parish initiative where he ministers in Chile helping the vulnerable in the Covid-19 pandemic.
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  Columban serving in new ways in Santiago, Chile

May 21, 2020
When pandemic shut down their large community, Columban Fr Marco Henriquez and his team discovered new ways of service to let the people know that they are not alone.
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  Threads Of Hope - Remembering the workers of Rana Plaza

Apr 24, 2020
On 24 April 2013, an eight-story commercial building called Rana Plaza collapsed near the capital, Dhaka in Bangladesh, killing 1,134 people and injuring approximately 2500. The victims were all mainly garment workers.
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  Eliminating Human Trafficking - Here and Beyond

Feb 29, 2020
ACRATH members from around Australia have gathered in Sydney for their annual conference. The conference theme this year is Eliminating Human Trafficking – Here and Beyond.
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  Suffering in Chile

Nov 11, 2019
Their cry is for peace, their cry is for justice, their cry is for fairness, and yet some of their actions are causing others to suffer. How is justice justified in this situation? How can we help them find peace?
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  Chile destruction - October 29

Oct 30, 2019
The protests seem to be continuing and are the product of a violent group of extremists who are determined to cause as much damage as possible.
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  Columbans update on the destruction of Chile

Oct 22, 2019
At the same time legitimate peaceful protesters in many areas, including in our parish... They are calling for a just cause - a more equal and just society, better opportunities, healthcare and education in poor areas.
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  Columbans report on destruction of Chile

Oct 21, 2019
This morning we received the following news and images. Lots of gunshots nearby and tear gas fired. Helicopters flying overhead all day sometimes firing tear gas which is burning my eyes right now as I sit at home.
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  Australian religious recognised in Rome for outstanding contribution against trafficking in humans

Oct 07, 2019
Sr Louise Cleary CSB was recognised at the opening ceremony of the Talitha Kum General Assembly, the International Network of Consecrated Life Against Trafficking in Persons, which was held in Rome, from 21 to 27 September 2019.
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  World Day of Migrants and Refugees - September 29

Sep 25, 2019
Pope Francis in his message says, "We ourselves need to see, and need to enable others to see, that migrants and refugees do not only represent a problem to be solved, but are brothers and sisters to be welcomed, respected and loved."
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  105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees - August 25

Aug 23, 2019
Pope Francis in his message says, "We ourselves need to see, and need to enable others to see, that migrants and refugees do not only represent a problem to be solved, but are brothers and sisters to be welcomed, respected and loved."
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  World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Jul 30, 2019
Pope Francis has appealed to all men and women of goodwill to take responsibility, denounce injustice and stand firm against the "shameful crime" of human trafficking.
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  Human trafficking - Trading in human misery and despair

May 06, 2019
Wherever there is injustice, oppression and corruption, human traffickers will not be far behind
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  ACRATH Campaign - Child slavery and Easter chocolates

Apr 17, 2019
Pope Francis said that “every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply an economic – act.”
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  ACRATH Campaign - Buy slavery-free chocolate

Apr 12, 2019
We cannot ignore the fact that there is as much slavery in the world today, as there was before, or perhaps more – said Pope Francis last month.
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  ACRATH Campaign - Use your money justly

Apr 05, 2019
Last month, while speaking about modern slavery Pope Francis said that, faced with the tragic reality of modern slavery, “no one can wash their hands of it, without being in some way, an accomplice to this crime against humanity”.
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  ACRATH Campaign - Purchasing is always a moral act

Mar 29, 2019
Pope Francis said “every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply an economic – act.”
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  ACRATH Campaign - Slavery in the world today

Mar 22, 2019
We cannot ignore the fact that there is as much slavery in the world today, as there was before, or perhaps more – said Pope Francis last month.
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