OLA Justice Desk
The OLA Justice Desk promotes a more just world from the perspective of Catholic Social Teaching through advocacy, awareness raising and working collaboratively on projects.
The prayer intentions of the Justice Desk for September and October are for Creation.
We also acknowledge global conflict zones and keep those impacted by warfare in our thoughts and prayers.
Upcoming and Current Projects and Events
The 2023 Intergenerational Climate Conference
This year, the Fourth Conference will highlight the relationship between the climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis. Together, with guest speakers and through interactive exercises, we will explore the meaning and importance of thinking ecologically.
Date: Thursday, 26 October 2023 via Zoom
Unfortunately individual registrations have closed.
Schools may still register here: Schools Registration
Past Projects and Events
Make it Your Business
The OLA Sisters, as founding members of the Irish Antenna of the AEFJN, are supporting the Irish Coalition for Business and Human Rights. Find our more here: OLA Sisters Co-Found New Irish Antenna of AEFJN
An Overview of the Universal Periodic Process
You are invited to watch the overview of the Universal Periodic Review process of the UN Human Rights Council and our joint submission. We have presented and explained the joint submission to the UPR of Ireland to which many of you added your signatures of support.
- Migrations in Our Common Home: As the world grapples with the devastating consequences of intensifying climate change, this policy brief examines how climate change is impacting migration.
- The Letter – A Faith-Based Discussion: Earlier this year, we hosted a thought-provoking discussion on “The Letter – A Message for our Earth”, a powerful film-documentary that sheds light on the urgent need to address the climate and biodiversity crises.
Past Projects and Events
Religious Against Racism
We partnered with various Religious to highlight some of the concerns and recommendations from the report on Ireland by the UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination .
An interactive development education webinar to mark International Women’s Day.
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