The crisis in Venezuela is very real for our Community members in mission there. “In the midst of all the tensions and uncertainties, the heart of life keeps beating,” shares our Sister Maigualida Riera in Barquisimeto.
At 11:02 in the morning on August 9, 1945, the second nuclear bomb “Fatman” was dropped to Nagasaki. The scale of it was more powerful (x1.5) than “Little Boy" the first bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima. Last month, the United Nations reached its first agreement to ban nuclear weapons. However, many countries like Japan, the U.S., Germany and NATO refused to take part in the negotiation and the vote.
Ten years ago, the U. N. General Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a major milestone with respect to the cooperation and solidarity between indigenous people and Member States. On August 9, we join many in recognizing the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. Medical Mission Sisters around the world are dedicated to working for rights of indigenous people, who are arguably among the most disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals in the world.