8th March – International Women ’ s day The place of the women in the world – case of the women in Uganda

 8th March -International Women’s day – The place of the women in the world case of the women in Uganda

Dear Friends:

The Catholic Labor Network is pleased to pass on to the message from our friends at the World Movement for Christian Workers for the 2013 Women’s International Day. You can view the statement on our web site at:

http://www.catholiclabor.org/WMCW/Womens_Day_8_March_2013.pdf

Fr. Sinclair Oubre, J.C.L.
CLN Spiritual Moderator

Fr. Sinclair Oubre, J.C.L., 1500 Jefferson Drive, Port Arthur, Texas 77642, Phone:  409-749-0171 , Fax: 409-985-5945, Email: aos-beaumont@dioceseofbmt.org

 

Spending cuts will harm poor, warns Catholic agency

Spending cuts will harm poor, warns Catholic agency

By Adelaide Darling
A boy stands beside a CRS vehicle in the village of Katooke in western Uganda. Photo by CRS staff.

Washington D.C., Feb 21, 2013 / 05:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- If members of Congress do not come to an agreement on a debt reduction proposal, the resulting spending cuts may threaten the lives of those in poverty, cautioned Catholic Relief Services.

Members of Catholics Confront Global Poverty, an initiative of Catholic Relief Services, agreed with conclusions by several U.S. bishops that while “Congress has a responsibility to reduce federal deficits and improve our fiscal health,” it should “do so in ways that give moral priority to programs that help people living in poverty, both at home and abroad.” Read more

NRDC-Farmworker Justice: Overdue Standards Better Protect People from Human Pesticide Tests

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NRDC-Farmworker Justice: Overdue Standards Better Protect People from Human Pesticide Tests

WASHINGTON (February 8, 2013) – The Environmental Protection Agency today strengthened federal standards to make it harder for the chemical industry to use people as test subjects in pesticide research that is sent to EPA to help set health protection standards.

“This will better protect Americans from often unethical and unscientific human testing by pesticide manufacturers,” said Jennifer Sass, senior scientist in the Natural Resources Defense Council’s health and environmental program. “While the new standards do not completely ban human testing, they prohibit the EPA from considering pesticide tests conducted on pregnant women and children. They also protect people by ensuring that the EPA puts sound science in determining whether a human study can be relied upon for setting human health standards. Read more