One Minute For Peace 2018

One Minute for Peace

The “One Minute for Peace” initiative was launched by the International Forum Catholic Action (IFCA), the Argentinian Catholic Action, the Italian Catholic Action,  in support of the “Invocation for Peace” meeting, promoted by Pope Francis on June 2014 with the President of Israel (Simon Peres), the President of the Palestinian Authority (Maḥmūd ʿAbbās – Abu Mazen), and the Patriarch of Constantinople (Bartholomew I).

Since 2015, every year, “One Minute for Peace” has been promoted around the world on June 8 at 1.00 pm.

We ask all visitors to our website to encourage and propose to all those who care about peace, to believers and non-believers, a minute of prayer or silence. We can pray alone or in groups, in our homes or in the places of work or study.

Support this initiative by spending one minute on 8th June at 1.00 p.m.in prayer and  increase the  number of MINUTES FOR PEACE worldwide.

Forum for Catholic Inspired NGOs.

Unum Omnes, a NGO with consultative status, was  invited to participate in the Forum of Catholic Inspired Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).  The Forum provides opportunities for dialogue and exchange among Catholic Inspired NGOs in order to offer a strengthened Christian witness at the international level.  Recently the forum has created a website www.foruminternational.org. Over the coming months, as the site is developed, more information will be added

 

Train Them Young

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The attempts to encourage the youth in a  parish in India to care for the environment

If we are serious about protecting Mother Earth from various environmental disasters in the future, it is important to invest our resources in preparing the present generation to face the future environmental challenges. At this stage, the kids are more open to change, and easy to mould their habits affecting the environment.

 On the contrary, the mindset of majority of the grown up adults is difficult to change, as it is said, “old habits die hard”. This is the one major reason why the governments are struggling with various environmental issues including waste management.

 Pope Francis challenges us, “What kind of world do we want to leave for those come after us, to children now who are growing up? The questions not only concerns the environment in isolation; the issue cannot be approached piecemeal” (Laudato Si)

 Change for the better doesn’t come by itself. As Mahatma Gandhi says “be the change you want to see in the world”.

 For a simple and interactive awareness presentation for kids on the topic of bio-diversity click the link http://infantjesusjogeshwari.in/eco-session-2-for-kids-biodiversity/

 For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on SCC ECO KIDS CLUBS click the link http://infantjesusjogeshwari.in/scc-eco-kids-club-faqs/