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Women's Voice

A healthy planet depends on all of us

Here you can find extracts from some of the articles found in Women's Voice latest issue.


Editorial, Virginia Rivero Lozada

[...] Issue No. 49, as selected by our President, carries the title of the first Resolution
approved in the Dakar General Assembly 2018:

“A healthy planet depends on all of us”

It is our first strategic line of action for the next four years and is inspired by the teachings of the Church’s Magisterium and the Encyclical, Laudato Si. Several months have passed since our Dakar Assembly and these pages show us how the women of WUCWO are carrying and caring for the “living water” commitment made in Africa. [...]

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Message of the President General, María Lía Zervino, Servidora

I would like to comment on the 2019 Board meeting and some of its implications for all the organisations.


It was A COLLABORATIVE WORK that manifested itself in:

A vision of reality of what is happening in the world with women and in our organisations, presented by the Vice Presidents of each Region, prepared with a previous survey in which almost all the member organisations participated.

The Plan of Action drawn up for the period 2018-2022, on the basis of what was decided at the Dakar General Assembly, with a “synodal” style and a lot of listening, discernment and assumption of personal and community responsibilities, in the Regions, Working Groups and Committees. [...]

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Message of the Ecclesiastical Assistant, Father Gerard Whelan, SJ

[…] In this contribution, I offer a reflection on the spiritual and theological motives for Catholics to commit themselves to this kind of action.

In Laudato Si, Pope Francis stresses that taking care of the environment is a commitment that Catholics share with all people of good will. For this reason, most of his encyclical uses a language that is accessible to Christians and non-Christians alike. For this reason, the Pope uses terms like “rights” and “common good” as he exhorts all peoples to do more for the care of both vulnerable peoples and our vulnerable environment. [...]

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“Our common home - what are we doing?”, Maribeth Stewart Blogoslawski, WUCWO Vice-President General

[…] Pope Francis makes the case that we are in an ecological crisis and goes beyond the science to connect the spiritual context with the physical. He calls us to an integral ecology and notes that the current ecological crisis has resulted from our abrogating our primal charge from God Himself as noted in the Gospel of Creation. We have, instead, misused and mistreated our Earth for the greed or comfort of the few without regard to the suffering of the poor or the long-term physical consequences of actions taken that will affect all.

We need to return to the sacred charge of caring for our Earth properly and caring for all our brothers and sisters in this, our common home. [...]

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Laudato Si, just one aspect”, Anne Emblem

[…] this short article will look at the issue of the ‘hundreds of million tonnes of waste’ (LS21) we generate and more specifically the subject of plastic waste.


Once the plastic has done its intended job, i.e. in the case of packaging the product is finished, we have the question of what to do with it? Here we must change our throw-away culture, away from a linear approach of make – use – dump to circular thinking (now called the circular economy) in which we make – use – recover – make – use – recover and so on. [...]

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"Women of WUCWO carrying living water for a world thirsty for peace", Elisabeth Rasoafenomanana

We, FFBKEM of Madagascar, have been experiencing the theme ‘ women of WUCWO carrying living water for a world thirsty for peace ‘ through awarenessraising sessions on the various violence currently being experienced by children and young girls in our country


We took advantage of World Youth Days, JMJ Mada 9 from 08 to 14 October 2018, which took place in Mahajanga, to expose the problems related to this violence and to propose the related solutions. [...]

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“WUCWO Board meeting”, Lourdes Espinoza de Araiza

[...] The WUCWO Board Meeting in Rome has been for me a motivating experience and I learnt a lot from it; what this means in my life is more than living an experience, it is living the encounter with Christ through the women of the world. This entails facing an even greater challenge and makes you feel part of the world, part of the Universal Church. The WUCWO Board meeting was structured in working sessions and spiritual and formative moments. […]

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Voices from our Member Organisations which are testimony to the commitment of WUCWO´s members on the theme: "A healthy planet depends on all of us"

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