minorities

Middle East : The diplomatic corps called to the Vatican

The Dominican Order joins the Pope's call to negociation to acheive peace in the region. In preparation for the day of fasting and prayer for peace and the vigil on Saturday with the Pope in St Peter's Square, the Secretary of State has scheduled a special briefing for all ambassadors accredited to the Holy See that will take place Thursday morning, 5 September.

Update of Human Rights in Sri Lanka : Follow up of the UPR process

Togather with several other faith based organizations, the Dominican Délégation to the United Nations expresses its views on four key human rights issues in Sri Lanka: 1) Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs); 2) Peace and Reconciliation; 3) the Rights of the child; 4) Persons with disabilities.

Wants to know more on thse issues, please read the official UN working document.

Human Rights in Pakistan : Dominicans contributes to the Universal Periodic Report

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 more information:

fr. Olivier Poquillon o.p.

Permanent Delegate of the Order to the United Nations

The Holy See's "Minister for Foreign Affairs" speaks at the UN Human Rights Council

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. 

Brasil : Will Guarani people survive ? Frei Betto, Dominican raises his voice

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”.

An update on the political transition in Egypt - September 2012

Où en est la transition politique en Égypte ?  Septembre 2012

Le monde musulman s’est enflammé une fois encore à la seule vue de quelques extraits d’un mauvais film américain, jugé offensant par beaucoup de musulmans. Au-delà des violences inutiles qui en résultent, l’incident n’aide pas à comprendre ce qui se passe dans les pays du « printemps arabe ». Il tend, au contraire, à confirmer les analyses pessimistes de ceux qui n’y voient qu’une victoire bien inquiétante de l’islamisme. Inquiétante, car, selon certains, nous ne vivrions là qu’une étape vers une emprise qui, à terme, devrait toucher l’Occident. Il est urgent de tenter de présenter un point de vue un peu plus serein, qui ne cache pas des inquiétudes légitimes.

 ■ Le goût de la liberté

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