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20
Oct

United States – Migration and the Salesian response: Twelfth Meeting on the Preferential Option

(ANS – Los Angeles) – The Pope’s address at Lampedusa continues to act as a heart-breaking voice to thousands of migrants who, with the hope of a better life, risk their lives, not knowing if they will arrive at “the other place” alive. The Pope’s voice keeps on asking: “Who has wept for the death of these brothers and sisters?

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19
Oct

Spain – Salesians of Valencia participate in the Zero Poverty campaign

Valencia, Spain – October 2016 – More than three thousand people, including a large representation from the two Salesian Houses in Valencia, took part in the “Zero Poverty” gathering on 15 October.  Chanting slogans and carrying placards and banners against poverty, young people, families, teachers, Salesians and Salesian Family members marched through the streets of Valencia. Zero Poverty is one

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19
Oct

Italy – Unaccompanied foreign minors: Salesians heed the Pope’s plea

(ANS – Turin) – “I want to draw attention to the situation of underage migrants, especially those who are on their own, calling on all to take care of young people who are helpless three times over – because they are underage, because they are foreigners and because they are defenceless. For various reasons they are forced to live far from

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12
Oct

Great Britain – New Signposts project from Salesians guides young adults in making life choices

(ANS – Bolton) – A new Salesian project aims to equip young adults with the skills they need to make important decisions in a world that is increasingly filled with uncertainty and competing choices. Rooted in the Christian tradition of discernment, but open to young adults of all faiths and none, the “Signposts programme” has been created by Fr David

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12
Oct

Russia – The Rector Major celebrates 25 years of Salesian presence in Moscow

(ANS – Moscow) – On the weekend just ended, 7 to 9 October, the Salesian community in Moscow celebrated the 25th anniversary of their presence and service to young people. The Rector Major of the Salesians, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, visited the Russian capital to join in the celebrations. Taking part with him in the various events were Archbishop Paolo

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30
Sep

Don Bosco International pledges its support for the Pact for Youth

(ANS – Bruxelles) – Don Bosco International, an international organisation representing the Salesians of Don Bosco to the European Institutions, counting on more than 300 T-VET Centres and 800 Schools across Europe, has pledged its support for the Pact for Youth. The European Pact for Youth, a mutual engagement of business leaders and the EU, was launched on 17 November

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28
Sep

Raising awareness about South Sudan in the heart of Europe

On 27th September, Bro. Giacomo Comino, Salesian missionary working in the Salesian Mission Office in Juba, South Sudan, arrived in Brussels to explain to several stakeholders the emergency situation that thousands of south Sudanese people are facing and the work being done by the Salesians in the country, as a joint effort of the AFE Province and Don Bosco International.

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28
Sep

A Salesian Response to 2030 Agenda!

(ANS – Rome) – On the first anniversary of the acceptance by the United Nations of the Sustainable Development Agenda till 2030, Don Bosco Network is launching A Salesian Response to the 2030 Agenda, emphasizing the commitment of Don Bosco organizations to the advancement of “poor and abandoned youth”. The Sustainable Development Goals were signed exactly a year ago and

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23
Sep

UN – New York Declaration about Migrants: Salesian presence at the UN Summit

(ANS – New York) – The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants expresses the political will of world leaders to save lives, protect rights and share responsibility on a global scale. At the UN Summit on 19 September, world leaders elaborated on how each country will implement these commitments. Refugees, migrants, those who assist them, and their host countries and

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16
Sep

Seminar on Dual System of Professional Training and sixth meeting of the European Alliance of Apprentices

Brussels, Belgium – September 2016 – Three Salesian representatives – Iván Toscano (CNOS-FAP, Italy), Kriztina Juhasz (SZÁMALK, Hungary) and Ángel Gudiña (Don Bosco International) – participated in the Seminar on the Dual System of Professional Training and the sixth meeting of the European Alliance of Apprentices, which took place in Brussels, on 14 and 15 September. They learnt about the

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