Acompañando el camino del Crucificado a través de los ODS/Accompanying the path of the Crucified through the SDGs

S_2018_SDG_Poster_without_UN_emblemAcompañando el camino del Crucificado a través de los ODS

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Accompanying the path of the Crucified through the SDGs

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This is the translated text of the Spanish and pictures are not included.  Thank you Rohan Dominic of the Claretians!

Prayer Service for the International Day of the Girl October 11, 2016

Building a New Humanity through Universal Values
Prayer Service for the International Day of the Girl Child
prepared by Sister Taskila Nicholas, Province of Central East India/Nepal    English   Spanish  French
Join in solidarity with girls in India and Nepal.  Think of the girls who are refugees and migrants.  Remember girls who are trafficked and prostituted.

https-cdn-evbuc-com-images-23846713-125948501937-1-original October 11, 2016 at the United Nations in New York  3.00 -5.00 p.m.

  Global Day of Action  Good Shepherd are Partners

Global Day of Action #GlobalDayofAction9am-5pm Twitter Chat Schedule ET
9-10am – UN Women @UN_Women #GirlsTakeover #IDG2016
10-11am – #BuildOn Build On @buildOn
11am-12pm – #TeamGirl @wagggs_world
12:30-2pm – Girl Scouts of the USA @girlscouts
3-5pm – Working Group on Girls #GirlsSpkOut @NGOWGG

Global Day of Action Partners:
UN Women @UN_Women
Plan International @PlanGlobal
Girl Scouts @girlscouts
Girls Coalition @GirlsSWPA
Build On @buildOn
Working Group on Girls @NGOWGG
Loretto Community @LorettoattheUN
Dominican Leadership Academy @dlcngoun
Salvation Army @SalvationArmyUS
School Sisters of Notre Dame @School_sisters
Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd @GSIJP @winifreddoherty
Anglican Council of Churches @ACOffice

Online Prayer Service – World Day of Prayer for Creation-Thursday, September 1

On September 1, Christians from around the world will be praying as part of Creation Day and the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. If you are unable to join a service in your local community, you can join our prayer service online or through your phone. Representatives from Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, and Episcopalian churches will guide us in a 30 minute service of prayer, silence, and reflection. There will also be a chance for participants to share their own prayer for creation and our brothers and sisters.   Check here for the details

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Have you been reflecting on ‘Laudatio Si’? HERE   Are you following the ratifications of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change?  HERE  Signatures without ratifications leave the agreement unfulfilled.  Sustainable Goal 13 is on Climate Action  ‘Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.’  Read more on this here

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Pause for Peace 2012 – Will you join with us from now until the end of June praying for the ‘Future We Want’ from the Rio Conference?

As you use this prayer share your reflection and your own prayer with us. This prayer is available in Spanish and English.   Pausa por la paz – 2012[1]     Pause for Peace 2012[1]


Some updates on Good Shepherd Activities at the Commission on the Status of Women over the last week

The first Friday of March is Women’s World Day of Prayer. The Theme for 2012 ‘Malaysia – Let Justice Prevail.’ The United Methodist Women Delegation to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) led the prayer and Theresa Symons, Director of Good Shepherd Programs in Mayalsia was invited to lead a reflection on ‘Justice Work in Malaysia’.

‘Malaysia, truly Asia… I am home to multicultural groups, a vision of joy, plurality and well being.

I have changed much in the last two decades. People tell me that I should be happy and proud over the progress made, graduating from a third world country to a developing nation. But my heart aches and I witness the many migrant workers from neighbouring countries who have come to worked for me. I am now temporay home to 4 million migrants, documented and undocumented. Most of these mighrans come from impoverished backgrounds, hoping to find jobs that will take them and their families out of the cycle of poverty.

My heart reaches out to the women migrants who have come from rural areas which do not have clean water, sanitation, electricity and basic healthcare. I see how hard they struggle to adjust to urban living, working in homes as domestic workers, in factories as producation workers, in offices as cleaners, in plantations as labourers, in restaurants as waitresses, in shops as sales people. I hear horrible stories of physical and sexual abuse, unpaid wages, harsh working condition, debt servitude and unjust treatment. These women migrant do not have a voice, poverty has silenced their right to be heard. My heart aches.

But there is a ray of hope…all is not lost,

I see people having conversations and teaching each other how to understand and apply international human rights instruments. I see young lawyers becoming activisit and educating people on their constitutional rights and how to cast their electoral votes. I see groups forming coalition to stand on the side of the poor and oppressed and calling decision makers to accountability. I see people braving prison sentences in order that that vocies of the helpless are heard. I see people of differenct races, religions, culture and economic status walk the streets, demanding for fair general elections. I hear people affirming that human rights are women’s rights. I see people helping each other.

Although my heart still aches, I believe all is not lost…there is indeed a ray of hope for justice to prevail!. May Malaysia be a land where truth, justice and compassion prevail for all who come to my shores.”

This reflection was in the context of a call to worship, a litany of voices seeking justice in Malaysia, and the Scripture from Micah Ch 6:8 ‘What does the Lord require of you?  We sang a hymn ‘For everyone born – a place at the table – echoing the refrain ‘And God will delight when we are creators of justice and joy, compassion and peace.’