Tag Archives: Solidarity with the Poor

Stand-Up Against Poverty

World Leaders will gather at the United Nations in New York for the Millennium Development Goals Review Summit in Sept. The Millenium Development Goals provide a unique opportunity to end global poverty and inequality by 2015 with the setting of achievable, time-bound and locally defined targets. On 17 June the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) […]

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The world’s poor stand to lose the most

Aid agency representatives October 24, 2008 Aid and financial crisis. Photo: Dyson Governments are spending billions to save stricken companies. From another quarter comes a plea for them to offer as much in aid for struggling nations. EARLIER this month, the US Government gave another bail-out of $US37.8 billion ($A56.2 billion) to giant insurance company […]

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Friend of the Poor is no longer with Us

Yesterday, October 20th, Madeleine Cinquin, more popularly known as Soeur Emmanuelle, died at the age of 90 at a nursing home in Callian, France. Soeur Emmanuelle was a sister of the Congregation of Notre Dame de Sion. Most of her life she had been a philosophy teacher in France. At 62 years of age, an […]

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