Environemental issuesDominican sister walking amidst the aftermath of a bomb attack in IraqDominican friar in Columbia talking to womanFlags at the United NationsThe rights of Indigenous people

Developing a sense of human responsibility for a healthy environment

Promoting freedom of religion.

Dominican sister after an anti-Christian bombing in Iraq.

Fighting extreme poverty

Dominican friar working at community development in Columbia

Preaching to the Nations

Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers), in Special ECOSOC consultative status with the United Nations

Dominican friar working with the Indigenous communities in the jungles of Peru

A Partnership in Action

The United Nations has designated 1993–2003 the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People with a specific theme “Indigenous People: Partnership in Action.” In preparation for the Jubilee Year, the Franciscan Movement for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (FMJPIC) in the Philippines, had a creative and practical approach in making indigenous issues, particularly internally displaced persons, their priority.

The Holy Land

Franciscans International believes that the remaining military occupation by Israel of Palestinian territories should end by means of a peace treaty between the State of Israel and the independent State of Palestine that would be established on the basis of the same treaty.

Financing for Development

The UN has made a commitment to reduce the number of people living in poverty by one half before the year 2015. In an unprecedented collaboration, the United Nations, the Bretton Woods Institute (World Band and IMF), the World Trade Organization (WTO), NGOs, and members of civil society, will gather for an International Conference on Financing for Development (Monterrey, Mexico, 18 – 22 March 2002). The UN General Assembly has mandated the Conference to consider “national, international, and systemic issues relating to financing for development…in the context of globalization and interdependence.”

Colombia Dry Canal

Over the past four years, FI research on the suffering of Colombians and the country’s history of environmental exploitation has raised the question: who benefits from the human rights violations still plaguing the country? With the economic advantage of Colombia’s vast natural resources and strategic geographic position at stake for the government, military, and private businesses, there appears to be an ambiguous collusion to develop a major international trade route in northern Colombia.

Franciscans International and Dominicans for Justice and Peace call upon the Government of Indonesia to protect Christians and other religious minorities in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

Franciscans International and Dominicans for Justice and Peace are extremely alarmed by the brutal and appalling attacks directed against the Christian population—including women, children and the elderly—in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia by Laskar Jihad (Jihad Force), a well-organised, uniformed and heavily armed extremist militia group based in East Java.

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