Two disciples ask Jesus, “Where are you staying?” It is followed by an invitation, “Come, and you will see.” Open your eyes and respond! In today’s first reading, a number of verses are omitted. Why? The reading omits the warning that Eli’s house will fall because his sons, who are priests, were corrupt and nothing done to stop them. Hearing God’s message, Samuel overcomes his fear of telling his caretaker and benefactor that he must find his prophetic voice.Read more
Human Rights Watch has issued a stark warning in its 2024 World Report! The global Human Rights system is facing increasing pressure and challenge to its effectiveness as nations prioritize transactional relationships and individual national interest over a principled, human rights-informed approach to diplomacy.
It's disheartening to witness the undermining of the very foundation that upholds our shared values and principles. Human rights should transcend borders, politics, and self-interest. Compromising on the universal rights and dignity that every individual deserves is not in the interests of humanitarianism or humanity generally.
We should urge leaders to prioritize human rights in their diplomatic engagements and stand united in advocating for a world where justice, fairness, and compassion prevail.
Delve into the details here to explore further insights in the report provided by Human Rights Watch.
With the European Climate Agency Copernicus announcing '2023 warmest year on record, close to 1.5°C above pre-industrial level' it's pertinent to revisit our conversation with two of the Pacific's advocates and leaders on climate justice and climate change - the Hon Ralph Regenvanu and Hon Seve Paeniu on the first episode of A Just(ER) Generation. The Global Climate Highlights 2023 report from the Copernicus can be found on the following link (https://climate.copernicus.eu/global-climate-highlights-2023)