Humanitarian aid

          Among the many intentions and desires we will bring to our prayer and liturgies in April, the Holy Father invites us to consider also what is in his heart, and in his prayers, this month. This year it’s the month that brings us Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Good Friday, then the bright triumph of absolute good over evil’s darkness on Easter Day. In this month, Pope Francis invites us to pray for a particularly heroic and brave group,...
Humanitarian law is said to be essential knowledge for soldiers, politicians and judges. But the basics of such law are also essential for modern missionary, development and aid workers – all the more so in the asymmetric civil wars and religious conflicts of our generation.An afternoon seminar at Heythrop College, University of London, in May is designed to introduce Church and NGO personnel to the relevant humanitarian law and to equip them to deal responsibly with the conflict...