UN Update – March 2018

Welcome to another edition of UN Update March 2018. This time it is No 31 and has a lot of information on the ways that we, at the office and you around the world, have been engaging with United Nations processes recently. You can follow our Youth Representative, our efforts to eliminate poverty through Universal Social Protection and our contribution to the 2018 Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62). You may want to return to the video created give an overview of the ways in which IBVM/CJ do and can engage with the United Nations bringing our  General Congregation commitments and shared heritage to the task. Note some of … Read MoreUN Update – March 2018

Webinar – Thankyou for joining us!

Thanks to all who joined our webinar, held to celebrate a new step in collaboration for the Congregation of Jesus (CJ) and the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM), Saturday 17 February 2018  We hope it was helpful and gave you further insight into our work with the United Nations. Thank you for your feed-back. In case you could not join us, you will find a recording of the webinar at HERE. Since we began our journey more than 400 years ago there has been a significant evolution in governance in our world. The power of absolute rulers has weakened, decision-making processes have extended to a wider section of society … Read MoreWebinar – Thankyou for joining us!

UN Update – January 2018

Read Update January 2018.  In this edition No. 30 you will hear about some of the important world concerns being discussed at the United Nations during the coming months. Migration, the ongoing implementation of The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Take note of the Webinar on 17 February and don’t forget to send your questions. Read about the reform of the United Nations System. Note the many ways in which CJ/IBVM Network contributes to creating a life of dignity and peace for all through art, media, formal and informal education and many other interesting endeavours.    

Webinar for IBVM/CJ Worldwide Network

On Saturday 17 February 2018 we will hold a webinar on the United Nations and our involvement as members of civil society. We welcome the collaboration of Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Congregation of Jesus.  Cecilia O’Dwyer ibvm and Cynthia Mathew CJ at the IBVM NGO Office, New York will host a webinar to include all Asia and Australia and a second webinar for North and South America, Africa, Europe and Middle-East. Click here for more information on times and background. 

Towards Global Citizenship

We are delighted to have this opportunity to help build up the Mary Ward Worldwide Network’ s engagement with the United Nations. The aim of  “Towards Global Citizenship” is to share knowledge, reflection and initiatives on our efforts to be and to educate global citizens both in formal and non- formal education systems. We have valuable knowledge and experience to share which will be helpful, not only for all educators worldwide, but for our work with the United Nations. So, let’s hope it will be a learning tool for all who wish to avail of it.  The third edition of the publication “Towards Global Citizenship”  brings contributions from Australia, Ghana, India, … Read MoreTowards Global Citizenship

Webinar for IBVM/CJ Worldwide Network

On Saturday 17 February 2018 we will hold a webinar on the United Nations and our involvement as members of civil society. We welcome the collaboration of Institute of the  Blessed Virgin Mary and Congregation of Jesus.  Cecilia O’Dwyer ibvm and Cynthia Mathew CJ at the IBVM NGO Office, New York will host a webinar to include all Asia and Australia and a second webinar for North and South America, Africa, Europe and Middle-East.  What is it all about?  First of all we invite you to familiarize yourself with three basic documents: Know Your UN – Sustainable Development Goals – Our NGO at the United Nations.  Then think about the questions you would like to ask … Read MoreWebinar for IBVM/CJ Worldwide Network

Strategies for Empowerment: Lessons from Grass-Roots

In 2013, non-governmental organizations ( NGOs) that participated in a 2009 survey on social integration were surveyed to investigate their progress since 2009.  The respondents, including Mary Ward Center, Chicago spanned six continents.  They serve a wide range of people.  Their responses shed light on effective practices to increase empowerment.   These results, along with the specific experience of a group in Zambia and another in the US, served as content for a side –event held during the Commission on Social Development.

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In our world the global dimension has been added to everyone´s life. We are part of the emerging world community with the ability to think and act as global citizens. Throughout the IBVM world- wide network we are engaged in formal and non formal education of girls and boys, young women and men as global citizens. It goes beyond simply knowing that we are citizens of the globe to an acknowledgement of our responsibilities both to each other and to the Earth itself. We recognize the need to tackle injustice and inequality, and we aim at working actively to do so. We value the Earth as precious and unique, and … Read MoreRelease