Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Amnesty International At A Jesuit High School

Amnesty International was created in London in 1961 to use peaceful means to stop injustices around the world. For its worldwide efforts, Amnesty International (AI) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977. The Belen Jesuit chapter of Amnesty International was established in 1992 by Ernesto Erdmann '93. Each month, students respond to an Urgent Action Appeal by writing letters to world leaders voicing their concern and protest violations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations in 1948. The Belen chapter of AI reflects the Jesuit motto, Men for Others, as it labors to secure justice in the world.
Link (here) to Belen Jesuit's AI club 

Amnesty International defends access to abortion, read from their website (here)

The Holy See has broken off an alliance with Amnesty International "after its pro-abortion about-turn," the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has indicated. In an interview with the National Catholic Register, Cardinal Renato Martino, said that the Holy See is ceasing donations to Amnesty International as a result of the group's public advocacy for abortion. He urged Catholic donors to reconsider gifts to the organization. The Italian cardinal said that the Vatican's decision was an "inevitable consequence" of the new policy Amnesty has adopted. He said that policy is a betrayal of the original mission of the human-rights organization.
Link (here) to read the full article at Catholic Culture

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