"Blessed are the Peacemakers" : The Pope's Message for the 46th World Day of Peace

Life, economy, role of the family, religious freedom, objection of conscience and many other issues for a pedagogy of Peace

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

Dominicans : Fight against Extreme poverty should become a legal obligations

Together with 18 Civil society's organizations, the Dominican Order advocates in favor of the inclusion of the Draft Guiding Principals on Extreme Poverty as an integral part of International Law

PAKISTAN - "Too many Christian children victims of violence": Dominicans appeal to the government and the UN

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.

HE Bishop Charles Morerod OP at the United Nations : Dialogue, Culture and Religion

Contribution de Mgr. Charles Morerod, Dominicain, évêque de Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg lors de la réunion organisée dans le cadre de la 20ème session plénière du Conseil des Droits de l'Homme de l'ONU, par les Missions permanentes du Saint-Siège, du Royaume du Maroc, de la Grèce, de l'Ordre de Malte ainsi que par le Forum des ONG Catholique dont Dominicans for Justice et Paix est membre, et le Centre catholique d'étude de Genève.

Update on Human Rights in Syria at the United Nations

Professor Sergio Pinheiro, President of the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria delivered an additional "oral update" of his report to the Human Rights Council. The update pointed violence and killings targeting people because of their belonging to religious or ethnic communities. Dominicans recalls their very firm position against any kind of sectarian violence and call all parties to respect civilians populations.

(See attachment for full statement)

Dominican contribution to the UN UPR process on Pakistan

Every four years, the Human RIghts Council of the United Nations is reviewing the implementation of Human Rights obligation by each of the UN Member States. Together with other faith based organizations, the Delegation of the Dominican Order is making a contribution to the second review of Pakistan.

India : Dominicans expresses their concern after the killing of a Catholic leader and human rights activist in Orisa

After the killing in Orisa of catechist and Catholic activist Rabindra Parichha, Dominicans ask the authorities to take strong actions to enforce religious freedom and to protect the life of Human Rights Defenders thorough India.

Iraq : the Dominican Order calls to end the violence against Christian minority

After a new atack agains a Christian church in Iraq, the Dominican Order calls to end the violence against minorities

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