Digital Ecosystem / Citizenship
As every year, the Editorial Board of Nuevamerica / Novamerica Magazine met for evaluation, planning and dissemination of the magazine. The meeting took place from September 8-10 Lima, Peru.
On the occasion of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation that we celebrate with the Orthodox Church, Pope Francis has written a message with the theme "Show Mercy to our Common Home." This World Day of Prayer is also supported by the World Council of Churches and it is a privileged moment to become more aware and contribute individually and socially to this challenge of our time.
On February 25, the Pedro Poveda Chair and the Pontifical University of Salamanca offered a workshop facilitated by the Institute of Pastoral Ministry of the university.
Mercedes Ruiz-Giménez, a member of the official Spanish delegation at the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations, in her capacity as President of the Coalition of NGOs for Development, reflects on what happened at the Assembly and analyzes the challenges facing humanity in the coming years to achieve the so-called Agenda 2030. She suggests an integrated approach to international policy, the implementation of national plans, as well as international policies aimed at meeting the objectives of Sustainable Development.
Elisabeth Münzebrock, from Munich, Germany, shares her impressions on the mass exodus of Syrian refugees arriving in Europe, fleeing the horror of war in Syria and the expansion of so-called Islamic State. It is the largest migration flow since World War II. Only between January 1 and September 1, 2015 more than 350,000 people have reached European shores. They are traveling in subhuman conditions.
With a turnout of over forty participants, the XXXIX Week on Fellowship and Cultural Exchange was held in Malaga from July 19-23. This is an annual event that brings together a group of people who wish to learn and incorporate new ideas and practices that arise in the defense of human rights through dialogue, fellowship, and exchange of experiences while at the same time enjoying a few days of rest by the sea. The theme of the conference was: "Debate on Work." The event was organized by a team of the Teresian Association (TA Andalucía-Extremadura, Education and Culture).