Refugee Crisis Addressed

Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, addressed the Security Council on November 2, invited by the Italian presidency.  He addressed the fact that the refugee situation in our world is an deepening crisis, noting that among the more than 65 million displaced persons today we can find groups who are more recently displaced and those who fled their homes more than 40 years ago. (more…)

Women and Migration in the African Context

About 100 men and women gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, June 6-8 for a regional conference on religious and migration in the 21st century, having the specific focus of “Women and Migration in the African Context”. Organized by six New York based religious NGOs at the UN (Congregations of St. Joseph, Augustinians International, Franciscans International, Passionists International, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and VIVAT International), it gathered a rich mix of about 100 participants, (more…)

Working with and for Women

In March 2017, several members of the CSJ Justice and Peace International Commission attended the United Nations 2017 Commission on the Status of Women. The theme for the Commission was “Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work.”

In preparation for this meeting, we asked Sisters and Associates to send stories of how women were making a difference. (more…)