Caritas Finland is part of the Global Catholic Climate Movement and naturally takes part in the Climate March which is arranged in Helsinki at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Novmeber 29. The Studium Catholicum is also working to highlight environmental concerns and takes part in the demonstration. This Catholic presence will meet up at Stockmann's before the beginning of the march and joining the other participants at Narinkkatori.
Facebook event pages for Climate Marches in Finland:
'Caritas calls for a comprehensive, long-term, integrated, concerted and balanced approach, whose objectives, policies and measures will be long-lasting. The ultimate aims should be to eliminate forced displacement and unsafe migration, and facilitate and speed up safe, voluntary and legal mobility, while providing opportunities for potential migrants at home and protecting the human rights and dignity of migrants.'
The Caritas family sees the Valletta Summit as an opportunity for the EU and its African counterparts to begin addressing social injustice and poverty together, and to foster resilience against emerging conflicts and crises. Therefore Caritas expects European leaders to:
Read the full statement here (pdf).
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