Rome, Friday, January 18, 2013
COMBONI JPIC NETWORK
The News Service of the Comboni Missionaries – North American Province (NAP)
Comboni Press Network (CPN) newsletter provides access to information on global issues from Church and Mission-related sources. Our focus is on Justice and Peace issues, and on how the U.S. policies affect the Third World countries.
Since the 2011 World Social Forum in Dakar, Senegal, petitions, letters, protests and denunciations had multiplied. Yet, the impact of Land Grabbing continues quietly (Here will be the link to the PP on Land Grabbing you have already received). Would it mean that the strategy was mistaken? Dakar’s Appeal, required to the Regional Unions of States, to the FAO, to the national and international institutions that they put into practice the decisions of the 2006 International Conference for the Agrarian reform and the Rural Development (CIRADR). Dakar’s Appeal required to the Regional Unions of States, to the FAO, to the national and international institutions that they put into practice the decisions of the 2006 International Conference for the Agrarian reform and the Rural Development (CIRADR). Namely: 1. The enforcement of the land’s laws protecting the users. 2. Re-launching the processes of agrarian reforms based on a fair access to natural resources and rural development for the well-being of all. 3. The strengthening of the Directives of the FAO on this issue. These strategies, coordinated between the Civil society (primarily the NGOs) present in the international bodies -UN, FAO, European parliament, African Union- and basic organizations on the ground, are needed (PowerPoint on JPIC office of the NAP). Otherwise, we’ll arrive at the World Social Forum in Tunis, with the same problem, with the same shouts of protest, with the same feeling of frustration…, the same empty and useless results.
To read the complete Newsletter of January 2013 in English, please click here.
Attached is the January edition of the Comboni JPIC Network (CJN) Newsletter, English edition. It covers the topics of gun violence/mental illness, drones and land grabbing on page 1. On Page 2, there are the Take Action items, several U.N. and other events of note, as well as a variety of resources..
Cindy Browne, Editor, CJN Newsletter
Fr. Jean Paul Pezzi, JPIC Office-NAP