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  • Front group with Pax Christi's Fr Claude Mostowik, Palm Sunday Rally and March in Sydney 25 March 2018

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26 June 2018 – Latin America: Pax Christi International asks European Parliament members to support new report on Indigenous people’s rights

On the 3rd of July, the European Parliament will vote during its plenary session in Strasbourg on the report, “Violation of the rights of indigenous peoples in the world, including land grabbing”, drafted by rapporteur Mr. Francisco Assis. (Pax Christi International). Read more …

18 June 2018 – Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox wins appeal to stay in Philippines.

There were tears of relief and joy at Sister Patricia Fox’s modest home in Quezon City, the Philippines, after it was announced her appeal against the withdrawal of her missionary visa had been successful. (The Guardian). Read more …

12 June 2018 – The historic meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un: key points to be included in follow-up talks for peace and disarmament.

Pax Christi International welcomes today’s first step towards rapprochement between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. This summit will make history if it enables the two parties to come to the negotiating table and lays a foundation for peace. We hope that the Singapore summit can lead to new relations between the two countries. (Pax Christi International). Read more …

4 June 2018 – Pax Christi NSW – Convenor’s Report

Fr Claude Mostowik’s report to Pax Christi NSW’s monthly meeting on activities during May which included a visit to the Consulate General of the Philippines with a statement of support for Sr Patricia Fox snd. Read more …

1 June 2018 – US vetoes an Arab-backed draft resolution calling for more protection of Palestinians.

The United States has vetoed an Arab-backed UN draft resolution calling for measures to protect the Palestinians after more than 100 were killed by Israeli fire during protests at the border with Gaza. Ten countries including China, France and Russia voted in favour of the draft put forward by Kuwait on behalf of Arab countries at the Security Council. Four countries – Britain, Ethiopia, the Netherlands and Poland – abstained. (SBS News). Read more …

1 June 2018 – Palestinian nurse shot dead by Israeli military during protests along the Gaza border.

Health officials and witnesses said Israeli forces shot dead 21-year-old Razan al-Najar, a volunteer medic, as she ran towards the border fence, east of the south Gaza city of Khan Younis, in a bid to reach a casualty. Witness reports indicated Ms al-Najar wore clothing that clearly identified her as a health worker, UN officials said. Her death brought to 119 the number of Palestinians killed in weekly demonstrations launched on March 30 in the Gaza Strip. (ABC News). Read more …

18 May 2018 – UNITED NATIONS: UN Votes to Launch War Crimes Investigation Into Israeli Army’s ‘Use of Force’. Only the United States and Australia vote against resolution.

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has voted to immediately dispatch a team of international experts to Gaza to determine whether Israel committed war crimes by shooting Palestinian protesters participating in the Great March of Return. The resolution was supported by 29 members. Only the United States and Australia voted against it while 14 nations abstained. (telesurRead more …

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