ethica’s actions uplift women and small business

Women artisan groups in Peru. Each month, Pope Francis asks for our prayers for a specific intention. For the month of August, the prayer intention is for small businesses. The Pope’s monthly prayer intentions are a call for all of us to transform our prayers into actions; with compassion for the world, to build a […]

https://www.sosj.org.au/ethicas-actions-uplift-women-and-small-business/

Indigenous women defend a sacred river in Peru

To commemorate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (9 August), Barbara Fraser, a freelance journalist based in Lima, Peru, shares a story about how Indigenous women are defending a sacred river in Peru. Like most Kukama women in Peru’s northeastern Amazonian region, Mari Luz Canaquiri’s life centers on the Marañón River.

https://www.sosj.org.au/indigenous-women-defend-a-sacred-river-in-peru/

Celebrating the Bicentenary of Peru’s Independence

Two hundred years ago, on 28 July 1821, Peru proclaimed its independence from Spain. I would like to remember hundreds of anonymous women and men from the different social environments of the peoples of Peru who awaited independence from the Spanish crown. They engaged in a hopeful struggle for freedom and equal rights that was not entirely achieved.

https://www.sosj.org.au/celebrating-the-bicentenary-of-perus-independence/

Irene McCormack Reflection

Irene McCormack, Sister of Saint Joseph, killed by Shining Path Terrorists in Huasahuasi on 21 May, 1991. If you go into Google, you will find a web page for Irene McCormack, Sister of Saint Joseph, killed by Shining Path Terrorists in Huasahuasi on 21 May, 1991. In El Pacifico there is a large cross which […]

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