Category - cafod

  • 30 Jun 2012

    Several global faith-based organizations have expressed disappointment with the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).

  • 19 Jun 2012

    I have just reread an article I wrote for Ekklesia from last year’s G20 in Cannes, and while I sit here in the evening sun in Los Cabos with world leaders just a few miles away tucking into their Summit working dinner, I feel angry.

  • 19 Jun 2012

    Los Cabos is hot and rammed full of federal police and offshore gunships and the military atop armoured vehicles. Late last night, when the US President touched down in the local airport, the town was awash with sirens and helicopters and outriders.

  • 31 May 2012

    Two CAFOD partners have been detained by police whilst investigating human rights abuses near Anglo-Swiss mining company Xstrata’s new Tintaya site in Peru

  • 28 May 2012

    Secretary of State Caroline Spelman has said churches have a vital role to play at next month’s Rio+20 summit

  • 16 Apr 2012

    Since 2000, 55 journalists in Mexico have been killed. Most of them brutally shot or tortured for doing their job. Maria Elizabeth Macia Castro from the city of Nuevo Laredo wrote online under the pseudonym ‘The Girl from Laredo’, reporting the activities of criminal groups in her area. She used Twitter to push the information she uncovered to a wider audience.

  • 27 Mar 2012

    Aid and human rights agencies have expressed dismay at the UK government's repeated failure to heed informed criticism of its legal plans.

  • 23 Mar 2012

    The Christian thinktank Ekklesia, which looks at how beliefs and values can reshape policy and action on public issues, is co-sponsoring an innovative conference on ‘alternative economics’ and has just published a briefing on the UK legal justice as it effects poor countries.

  • 23 Mar 2012
  • 23 Mar 2012

    Next week (Tuesday 27 March 2012) the House of Lords will be voting on a crucial question for the UK’s international record on business and human rights.