Love Surpasses Fear

Posted on 21. Jun, 2018 in Christian Values, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Humanitarian Aid, Places of Conflict, Refugees

Peter Girasek SJ said he felt like he was going to a sure death when he was asked to go to refugee camps in Iraq, a country that was assaulted by the Islamic extremist group ISIS for three years displacing over three million people. He made the decision to go when he asked himself, ‘If […]

Trócaire wins Gold at Bloom

Posted on 14. Jun, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Conflict, Ecology, Faith and Justice, Humanitarian Aid

Trócaire’s garden of resistance recently won gold in the Bloom Garden Festival. Designed by Barry Kavanagh, it represented the plight of human rights defenders who are risking their lives and safety to protect their homes and communities from exploitation and eviction. The garden was broken up into three areas of geographical representation; Palestine, Guatemala and Zimbabwe. […]

Restricting travel for Paedophiles

Posted on 19. Apr, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Crime, Faith and Justice, Humanitarian Aid

Fr Shay Cullen, an Irish missionary and  four-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee has called on Ireland and other wealthier countries to restrict paedophiles from foreign travel. He also called for their passports to be highlighted in such a way that they could not gain entry to countries like the Philippines, Cambodioa, Laos, Vietnam and Thai Land […]

Help for Syria

Posted on 19. Apr, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Conflict, Faith and Justice, Humanitarian Aid

The conflict in Syria has resulted in the worst humanitarian crisis in a generation. Over 500,000 people have been killed. A further 5.5 million have fled and 6.1 million are displaced internally. Trócaire works in Syria and Lebanon to provide humanitarian aid, as well as education and psychological support, to people affected. Last year, their […]

Romero Awards

Posted on 22. Mar, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Faith and Justice, Humanitarian Aid, Missionary, Saints

March 24th marks thirty-eight years since Archbishop Oscar Romero was killed by an assassin’s bullet as he celebrated Mass in El Salvador. Earlier this month the Vatican announced news of his canonization, a fitting tribute to an extraordinary man whose life still influences those working for human rights around the world. In honour of his […]

Jars4Journeys

Posted on 08. Feb, 2018 in Christian Values, Community, Ecology, Humanitarian Aid

  Climate change is rapidly becoming the most threatening issue of our time and vulnerable communities are already being affected. Radical change is needed and it is a matter of faith and social justice, so says the Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal who work closely with people all over the world who are already suffering […]

Protecting Humanitarian Workers

Posted on 11. Jan, 2018 in Christian Values, Ecology, Economy, Humanitarian Aid

In Trócaire’s recent Christmas campaign, they highlighted how two humanitarian workers per day are killed. Miriam Gormally met with Eoghan Rice, head of Communication at Trócaire to find out why this work is so dangerous. He further highlighted that people who stand up for land and environment rights are the most targeted of all the […]

Trócaire Christmas Gifts

Posted on 21. Dec, 2017 in Christian Values, Faith and Justice, Gospel Values, Humanitarian Aid

If you know someone who has it all, maybe it could be worth considering giving their gift to someone who really needs it, so says Eoghan Rice, head of Communications with Trócaire. He described some of the many gifts that Trócaire has on offer as part of the Christmas gift to Miriam Gormally and how […]

Saving Sight

Posted on 26. Oct, 2017 in Charity, Christian Values, Humanitarian Aid

Declan White, from Sightsavers, a charity dedicated to preventing blindness, says that a remarkable 75% of blindness could be treated. He also points to the global inequality that there 39 million blind people in the world, but 90% of them are living in developing countries. He explains the many causes of blindness to Miriam Gormally […]

Ireland’s Emissions – off the charts!

Posted on 05. Oct, 2017 in Christian Values, Community, Ecology, Gospel Values, Humanitarian Aid, Young people

Last week Ireland’s citizen’s assembly met to look at how Ireland can become a leader in tackling climate change. However Niamh Garvey, Trócaire’s Head of Policy and Advocacy said that Ireland’s emission are “off the charts” and are contributing to hunger and a loss of water in some of the poorest countries in the world. In […]