Society News

Mission among the migrants and refugees, Germany

Medical Mission Sisters, Ursula Preußer and Mariotte Hillebrand from Germany, could not resist but respond to the crying needs of Duisburg Marxloh. Marxloh has a population of 80% migrants, made up of third generation “guest workers”, newly arrived migrants from South Eastern Europe, refugees from the Middle East, and asylum seekers from various African countries and is well known for its social problems. As the needs of the humanity found echo in their hearts, they pioneered this mission among the migrants and refugees.

Observing World Environment Day, June 5, 2017

Medical Mission Sisters believe that caring for our Earth is a sacred call to action. Every year on June 5, we recognize World Environment Day, an event that urges us to get outside in appreciation for the beauty of nature. Sisters and Associates around the world support the Sustainable Development Goals that address issues of environmental health and sustainability, including clean and safe water, sustainable and modern energy, and climate change. Now, more than ever, we must care passionately for our Earth and its sustainability.

Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

Currently, more people face famine today than any time in modern history. Famine has been declared in South Sudan. Somalia, Nigeria, and Yemen are on the brink of famine. Globally, more than 20 million people are at risk of starvation, while millions more suffer from drought and food shortages. In this desperate situation children suffer most and become increasingly vulnerable. The UN is calling this the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945.