Franciscans at the Forefront of Human Rights

Franciscans International has published a series of articles and resources highlighting the role of Franciscans in advancing human rights worldwide.

“Around the world, people commit to the protection and promotion of human rights. While some choose to focus on a specific issue, such as the right to water or extreme poverty, others work with certain groups like women, children, Indigenous Peoples, or migrants and refugees. They can work individually or with others, professionally or not, and in many ways: this can for example be through the collection and dissemination of information, advocacy at the local, national, and international levels, or by supporting victims. Whether they know it or not, their contribution towards dignity and justice through peaceful action makes them human rights defenders.”

Access the Franciscans International articles and resources:

Franciscans at the Forefront of Human Rights

Statements at the 52nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

Franciscans International Calls for Business Accountability at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Spiritual Reflection: Be praised for our Sister, Mother Earth

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