What Words Did Pope Francis Use The Most During His Visit To The U.S.?

During his six-day trip to the United States, Pope Francis delivered a total of 19 speeches and homilies. He spoke to a wide array of audiences, from the powerful leaders of Congress and the United Nations to the people on the margins whom his heart seems to be drawn to — prisoners, immigrants, homeless Americans and others who are suffering.

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Promoting Equality and Respect: An Interfaith Collaboration on Preventing Family Violence

The City of Greater Dandenong Interfaith Network will conduct a public launch of a faith-based resource to prevent family violence in our community (Promoting Equality and Respect: An Interfaith Collaboration on Preventing Family Violence) on Wednesday, 30 September.

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PrayerforEveryone

PrayerforEveryone is a global prayer initiative where an estimated 600 million people of faith from around the globe will be praying for wisdom for our world leaders to end extreme poverty and inequality. This is in conjunction with the 17 new Global Sustainable Development Goals which will be announced by the UN very shortly.

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For Those Who’ve Come Across the Seas: Justice for refugees and asylum seekers

The Australian Catholic Bishops’ 2015 Social Justice Statement on justice for refugees and asylum seekers comes at the right time. The image of the little boy who died in Turkey has stirred effective compassion in Europe for refugees, and has led Australia to increase the number of Syrian refugees it will take.

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Religion and Family Violence – Muslim Women's View

Religious groups should not be able to promote the belief that men are superior to women if Australia wants to address family violence, an inquiry has heard. The use of religion to justify gender inequality or violence against women has largely been ignored in Australia, Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence heard on Tuesday. The Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights submission to the Royal Commission leaves no stone unturned in examining aspects of violence in CALD communities.

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Final MDG Report: Gains, Shortfalls Point Way to Post-2015 Success

Final MDG Report Extreme poverty was ended for more than one billion people through efforts under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to the final edition of the MDGs Report. The 2015 report highlights achievements in access to drinking water, universal primary education, child and maternal health, gender equality and eliminating hunger, among others. However, the report also underscores the need for more work as part of the post-2015 development agenda and the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure that the poorest and most vulnerable people are not left behind.

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World Bank, ILO Call for Universal Social Protection

30 June 2015: Outlining their vision of a world where anyone in need of social protection can access it at any time, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder issued a joint statement on the “unparalleled opportunity” presented by the post-2015 development agenda to realize universal social protection.

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Worldwide: Advancing Religions for Peace Women of Faith Networks

Women of faith have been at the forefront of Religions for Peace’s efforts since the first World Assembly in Kyoto, Japan in 1970, when a women’s caucus was officially formed.

Subsequent Religions for Peace World Assemblies have featured women’s pre-assemblies, which provided a unique space for women of faith to build action programs.

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Nepal: Advancing on-the-ground Joint Multi-Religious Relief Efforts

In Nepal after the 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck, killed over five-thousand people; injured more than eleven thousand; and left 1.4 million in need of food assistance, the Religions for Peace family on its different levels: Religions for Peace International, Religions for Peace Asia and Religions for Peace Nepal began to work as a single team to implement multi religious efforts to help those in need on the ground in Nepal.

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