In Portugal, citizens’ engagement for refugee cause matches government policies
By Amine Bahri, Master's student in public policy on international humanitarian action and Intern at Caritas Portugal The arrival of Syrian refugees in Europe provoked different reactions among the European community. Unfortunately, the debate was not always about helping refugees seeking for peace, but sometimes motivated by political...
Housing café: Empowerment of refugees in the search for housing
By Joke Dillen and Valerie Annys, Project Coordinators of Housing café Antwerp, Caritas Belgium When you finally get your papers at the end of your asylum procedure you’re often overwhelmed by a positive feeling. With this piece of paper you can finally start your new life! You can...

Refugee crisis as a call for movement

Refugee crisis as a call for movement
By Janne Marno, Master of Arts (Education) and Caritas Finland Board Member. Janne has worked in reception centres and served Christian pilgrims in several Camino de Santiago albergues. The mankind often seems to think in terms of extreme opposites. With the help of cultural either-or categories, the information...
Contributions of the Social Teaching of the Roman Catholic Church on Migration
By Jorge E. Castillo Guerra Abstract This article searches for contributions provided by the social teaching of the Roman Catholic Church to avoid suffering and death under migrants, that, following Pope Francis, are provoked from a ‘culture of rejection...
Migration crisis: A crisis of our hearts? Anthropological and Ethical reflections on migration and multiculturalism in Europe
By Maryana Hnyp The theme of migrants that are reaching out to the European countries in search of relief from natural disasters, war or poverty is today probably one of the most contested political and social topics discussed globally. The overflow of...
Solidarity and inclusiveness in economy: Proposals on the change mentality and attitudes
+ Luis Antonio G. Card. Tagle Theology Days on Charity 23 April 2017 It is only proper to begin my conference by bringing you warm greetings from the Philippines and the Archdiocese of Manila. A word of thanks is also due to Mr. Vicente Altaba, Delegado...

Populorum Progressio 50 years on

Don Giovanni Perini - Picture courtesy of Newsbiella.it
By don Giovanni Perini Don Giovanni Perini, Director of Diocesan Caritas and regional delegate Piemonte-Valle d'Aosta, Italy. The Encyclical letter “Populorum Progressio” written by Pope Paul VI, was produced at the end of '60s, a period full of difficulties in the sphere of international relations. It is a...
A 50 anni dalla Populorum Progressio

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