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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Report to HRC side event “DRC: Breaking the Links between Natural Resources and Conflict”

Bishop Mgr. Fridolin Ambongo OFMCap, President, Episcopal Commission on Natural Resources (CERN) - Ms. Mary Robinson, UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa

21st March 2014 at the Palais de Nations: High-level panel discussion with Ms. Mary Robinson, UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa as keynote speaker and Bishop Mgr. Fridolin Ambongo OFMCap, President, Episcopal Commission on Natural ...[Leer más]


Monday 10 February 2014

Radio Vatican interviews FI

Franciscans International was recently featured on Radio Vatican, where FI’s Director Markus Heinze was interviewed by Olivier Bonnel on the organisation’s purpose, and its dual-relationship with the church and the United Nations.[Leer más]


Friday 07 February 2014

DRC: Human Rights Violations and “Blood Minerals”

The interior of a tent in the Buhimba refugee camp.  Many of those living in the camp have been displaced by conflict.

A recent civil society consultation in the Democratic Republic of Congo has provided FI with vital information on the human rights of the country’s citizens. Our focus: “blood minerals”, and their role in perpetuating conflict and human rights abuses in ...[Leer más]


Thursday 06 February 2014

A New Beginning for the Franciscan Voice

The front page of the new Franciscan Voice.

FI's email newsletter, the Franciscan Voice, has been reestablished and is a great way of keeping up-to-date with our work. Subscribe now![Leer más]


Monday 10 February 2014

La lucha por los derechos de las mujeres en Camerún

An urban health clinic in Cameroon.

Durante una consulta en julio de 2013 en Yaundé, Camerún, los socios de FI informaron sobre cuestiones de trata y tráfico de niños y niñas, mortalidad materna y matrimonios forzados.[Leer más]


Monday 10 February 2014

República Centroafricana: Intervención en la Sesión Especial del CDH

A street in Bangui, capital of the CAR, before the violent events of the past 12 months.

Después del golpe de estado de marzo de 2013, la violencia políticamente motivada que se expande a través de las comunidades en la República Centroafricana (RCA) ha forzado a casi un millón de personas a huir de sus hogares.[Leer más]


Monday 10 February 2014

Religiosos acerca de la minería y las comunidades afectadas en Latinoamérica

The meeting participants visit the site of the Conga mining project.

Del 4 al 5 de noviembre de 2013, Franciscans International asistió a una importante reunión en Lima, Perú, sobre el impacto de los proyectos mineros en Latinoamérica.[Leer más]