After deadly terrorist attack targeting Christian church in Peshawar (Pakistan), fr. Pascal Paulus OP, President of the Major Superior Commission of Pakistan calls the Authorities to take action and all part of the population to unity against sectarian violence.
Le Directeur de l'IDEO analyse les dernières évolutions de la situation en Egypte. Vivement préoccupés par les violences qui frappent les populations du pays, les Dominicains appellent toutes les parties en présence à retrouver le chemin du dialogue.
Message from Fray Raul Vera Lopez, OP, Bishop of Saltillo (Mexico) at the occasion of the Second National March for Dignity organized by Mothers searching their disappeared sons or daughters and seeking justice.
The Delegation of the Dominican Order submitted a written statement to the 22nd session of the UN Human Rights Council on the Human Rights situation in Pakistan. Children rights, Women's Rights and Education are key issues for the future of the country.
For the first time, the "Minister of Foreign affairs" of the Holy See speaks at the UN Human RIghts Council recalling the Church's commitment to the implementation of fundamental and universal Human Rights worldwide. In his statement, Mgr. Dominique Mamberti recalled the need for the States and people of good will to contribute to the common good by cooperating to the practical implementation of universal, interdependent and interrelated Human Rights. Watch the video now.
L'Ordre des Prêcheurs (Dominicains) s'associe aux inquiétudes formulées par le Saint Siège après une série d'arrêts de la Cour Européenne des droits de l'homme susceptibles de remettre en cause l'exercice par les citoyens européens de leur droit fondamental à la liberté de conscience et de religion.
“The right of conversion and the right not to be forced to convert or reconvert belong to the internal dimension of a person’s religious or belief-related conviction, which is unconditionally protected under international human rights law,” the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt told the UN General Assembly while presenting his report.
A Justiça revogou a ordem de retirada de 170 índios Guarani-Kaiowá das terras em que habitam no Mato Grosso do Sul. Em carta à opinião pública, eles apelaram: “Pedimos ao Governo e à Justiça Federal para não decretar a ordem de despejo, mas decretar nossa morte coletiva e enterrar nós todos aqui. Nós já avaliamos a nossa situação atual e concluímos que vamos morrer todos, mesmo, em pouco tempo”.
Lahore (Agenzia Fides) - "The news, continually increasing, regarding violence against Christian children are really annoying, disturbing. For Christians, it seems that living in Pakistan is more and more difficult. There are many Christian girls kidnapped, raped and converted to Islam by force and even killed as in the case of Amariah Masih, the 'Maria Goretti of Pakistan'. There are children kidnapped and killed for shady dealings, as the recent case of Sunil Masih or Shazia Bashir. Now the children are also accused of blasphemy, as Rimsha Masih. If children are attacked, it means that a limit of intolerable abuse and inhumanity have been reached": This is what the Dominican Fr. James Channan, OP, Director of "Peace Center" in Lahore, strongly committed to interreligious dialogue says to Fides.