Cardijn Movement News 2008-10





2008 - June 2010

  • Malaysian student begins IYCS Asia internship Kuching YCS student animator, Ralph Balan Langet, is commencing an internship with the International YCS Asia Team in Manila.The internship will last for a month, from 28 June to ...
    Posted 29 Jun 2010, 23:22 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Jamshedpur's 'man for others' has gone Fr Augustine Minj, last YCW chaplain for the Jamshedpur diocese during the 1980s, has died at Chakradharpur, India.CCI Jamshedpur coordinator Maryanne Ekka sent us this tribute to Fr Augustine ...
    Posted 29 Jun 2010, 23:02 by Stefan Gigacz
  • CCI India consolidates and extends At its inaugural General Assembly in Nagercoil last month, CCI India elected its first National Team with Mr Xavier Anthony of Bangalore as National President and Ms Monica Mascarenhas of ...
    Posted 24 Jun 2010, 01:26 by Stefan Gigacz
  • ILO adopts convention on domestic workers The International Labour Conference of the ILO has overridden opposition from Bangladesh, India, Arab countries and employers to adopt a convention on the rights of domestic workers around the world ...
    Posted 11 Jun 2010, 00:58 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Appeal for Ruki Fernando Dear Friends CCI Coordination Team member Ruki Fernando suffered a serious injury at Colombo airport last week as he returned home from our CCI conference in Kuala Lumpur. Tripping on ...
    Posted 11 Jun 2010, 00:26 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Remembering Marguerite Fievez It is ten years since first IYCW "secretary-general" or executive officer, Marguerite Fievez, died in June 2000, in the midst of the YCW's 75th anniversary celebrations. After many ...
    Posted 29 May 2010, 22:53 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Workers India Federation launched The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) Labour Commission has launched a national organization called Workers’ India Federation, including local YCW and Christian Worker movements, during a three-day workshop ...
    Posted 27 May 2010, 21:09 by Stefan Gigacz
  • RIP Columban Fr Cyril Hally New Zealand born Columban Fr Cyril Hally, a key supporter of the foundations of the YCW movement in Australia, has died in Sydney aged 90. As a young priest, he ...
    Posted 22 May 2010, 06:57 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Nigerian activist warns on election rigging, killings Addressing Nigerian YCW leaders, human rights activist, Dr. Martins Iwuanyanwu, has lamented the spate of insecurity in the country, characterised by cultism, election rigging and unchecked killings. He called on ...
    Posted 15 May 2010, 20:38 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Bangladesh Catholic Workers safeguard rights The Catholic Workers' Association of Bangladesh is giving workers a voice, livelihoods and safeguarding their rights.“I used to work in a readymade garment shop and was paid five taka ...
    Posted 6 May 2010, 09:03 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Venezuela police in May Day attack on YCW, unionists Venezuelan police attacked trade unionists and YCW leaders who used a loudspeaker to address a May Day rally in Zulia state after government officials and supporters took control of microphones ...
    Posted 3 May 2010, 20:52 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Labels are for jars, not young people, says UK YCW YCW members from around England and Wales gathered at Westminster Cathedral on Sunday, 1 May, the Feast of St Joseph the Worker, their patron saint, to celebrate young people’s ...
    Posted 3 May 2010, 06:24 by Stefan Gigacz
  • CCI collaborator joins Jesuit higher education conference CCI International Collaborator, Dr Bernard D'Sami, will participate in the International Conference on "Networking Jesuit Higher Education for the Globalizing World" which will be held at the Iberoamericana Jesuit ...
    Posted 13 Apr 2010, 02:44 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Photography course for Mumbai's Joseph Cardijn Tech students The Quintet Travelographers group has conducted a session on Basics of Photography at the Joseph Cardijn Technical School, Dadar, in Mumbai, India in February. The Joseph Cardijn Technical School is ...
    Posted 7 Apr 2010, 07:14 by Stefan Gigacz
  • RIP Gene Bleidorn, Cardijn Center, Milwaukee Civil rights activist and former priest, Gene Bleidorn, who was long involved with the Cardijn Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, died on March 3 after a long illness.Bleidorn told ...
    Posted 7 Apr 2010, 00:00 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Australian YCW football club expects big reunion An Australian football club that began as a YCW football club in 1946 will hold a reunion for past members and players on 1 May. The club merged with Lake ...
    Posted 5 Apr 2010, 19:09 by Stefan Gigacz
  • East Malaysia YCS in climate change clean-up After an eye-opening visit to a Sarawak oil palm plantation, East Malaysian Young Christian Students leaders are mobilizing their peers to preserve the local environment.YCS leaders from all ...
    Posted 3 Apr 2010, 23:13 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Haiti YCW treasurer killed - Office destroyed he IYCW reports that Haiti national secretary, Patrick Hugo Noel, is among those killed in the Haiti earthquake earlier this month. Another national coordinator, Rose Pierlyne Guillaume, whose story featured ...
    Posted 4 Apr 2010, 04:57 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Haiti YCW testimonies Haiti is in the news at the moment with the terrible earthquake.Unfortunately, we do not have any news of the movements.However, Tanpat.net has published two impressive testimonies ...
    Posted 4 Apr 2010, 05:04 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Juarez Salesian Youth follow 'see, judge, act' AMERICA/MEXICO - “Young people, happy and committed to our rights and duties, for a better world”: Youth Congress on Human RightsCiudad Juarez (Agenzia Fides) - With the slogan “Young people ...
    Posted 2 Apr 2010, 01:31 by Stefan Gigacz
  • A fitting tribute to Dennis Jorolan An unsung hero remembered  By Roberto E. N. Rivera, S.J.Philippine Daily InquirerFirst Posted 01:02:00 10/26/2009Filed Under: Labor, Justice & Rights, Employment “The memory ...
    Posted 2 Apr 2010, 01:29 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Chicago's Concetta McCartney Money was tight when she was young, and Concetta "Connie" McCartney's Sicilian parents told her she would have to leave high school so they could afford her brother's ...
    Posted 2 Apr 2010, 01:30 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Fr. Carlos, former Philippines YCW Chaplain is dead Father Karel Carlos Van Ooteghem,CICM, former National Chaplain of Philippine YCW in the 70's passed away on Monday, October 19, 2009 at the CICM Provincial House in Quezon ...
    Posted 20 Oct 2009, 01:58 by CCI Media
  • Dennis Jorolan, former YCW-Philippines is dead On Monday, 24th August 2009, Ms Vilma Pahubasan, former National President of the Philippines YCW wrote:   "On behalf of the Philippine Former YCW's I would like to inform you ...
    Posted 24 Aug 2009, 19:39 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Sergio Regazzoni, former IYCW leader is dead   Sergio Regazzoni, former IYCW International Team in the 1970s passed away in Paris at 23.00 hrs on Thursday, 30th July 2009 after a brief illness. Sergio was very active ...
    Posted 2 Aug 2009, 07:01 by CCI Media
  • Mauritius YCW founder, Cardinal Jean Margeot, dead at 93 Retired Port-Louis bishop, Cardinal Jean Margéot, who also founded the Mauritius Young Christian Workers movement in 1939, died Friday morning 17 July 2009, aged 93. Cardinal Margeot retired as ...
    Posted 17 Jul 2009, 19:47 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Demise of Former YCW Chaplain of Vietnam Fr. Can Fr. Truong Ba Can, a former YCW Chaplain of Vietnam who took greater part in the liberation and reunification struggles in Vietnam died at the age of 79 on July ...
    Posted 13 Jul 2009, 03:57 by CCI Media
  • Fr. Misheck Kaunda, Former YCW Chaplain of Zambia passed away Fr. Misheck Kaunda Kaoma, former YCW Chaplain of Zambia died on 8th June 2009. He is aged 45. His funeral took place on 11th June according to Clement Katongo, CCI ...
    Posted 14 Jun 2009, 06:38 by CCI Media
  • Ex-YCW Chaplain - Bishop Caruana of Gibraltar celebrates golden jubilee Bishop Charles Caruana of Gibraltar celebrated 50 years as a priest on May 24. His Golden Jubilee Day holds much significance for him as it was on this same date ...
    Posted 8 Jun 2009, 07:17 by CCI Media
  • IYCW at 98th session of I.L.O. Conference in Geneva Young Workers for Gender Equality take their demands to the ILO The International Young Christian Workers (IYCW) want "gender equality" to form a central part of any decent work campaign ...
    Posted 20 Aug 2009, 09:45 by CCI Media
  • Terror blast in Nepal church kills YCS leader Celestine Joseph, a fourteen –year –old - YCS leader and the delegate to the 11th IYCS Asian Session and Council in Malaysia was among the 2 persons killed in a ...
    Posted 5 Jun 2009, 23:29 by CCI Media
  • Josephite nun awarded honorary doctorate Former YCW and now a Josephite nun Sr Joan Healy was awarded Australian Catholic University’s (ACU National) highest honour on 1 April 2009, Doctor of the University, in recognition ...
    Posted 20 May 2009, 20:41 by Stefan Gigacz
  • “Social protection for young workers is needed now more than ever!” The International Young Christian Workers (IYCW) is promoting the global actions of young workers during the International Week of Young Workers.The IYCW demands ‘Social Protection’ for all young workers ...
    Posted 24 Apr 2009, 18:52 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Cameroon YCS/YCW to face 21st century challenges Young people in the Cameroon diocese of Kumbo say it is time to face the challenges of the 21st century, by shunning "sexually transmitted marks", i.e. school marks exchanged ...
    Posted 23 Feb 2009, 15:24 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Obituary - David Modimoeng, South African YCW leader and trade union "prophet" Former South African YCW national chaplain, Jean-Marie Dumortier, has written a magnificent tribute to the late David Modimoeng, a YCW and trade union leader from Oukasie/Brits, South Africa ...
    Posted 21 Feb 2009, 06:49 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Tribute to Australian YCW and cooperative pioneer Ted Long Leon Magree has written a tribute to  Australian YCW  and cooperative pioneer, Ted Long, who was farewelled at St Thomas the Apostle Church Blackburn on 11th September 2008 in the ...
    Posted 16 Feb 2009, 00:04 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Belgian trade unionist and peace activist, Ignas Lindemans, dead at 81 KerkNet reports that trade unionist and peace activist, Ignas Lindemans, has died aged 81. Strongly inspired by the legacy of Cardijn, Lindemans was a former member of the Flemish YCW ...
    Posted 9 Feb 2009, 05:16 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Helder Camara centenary, 1909-2009 Today marks the centenary of the birth of the great Brazilian Archbishop Helder Camara who was born in Fortaleza Brazil on 7 February 1909.Very conservative as a young man ...
    Posted 6 Feb 2009, 18:03 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Belgian Cardinal Cardijn Foundation seeks candidates for Cardijn Prize The Cardinal Cardijn Foundation at Halle, Belgium has called for nominations for the fifth Cardijn Prize. The aim of the association is to promote the work and the ideas of ...
    Posted 30 Jan 2009, 22:22 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Australian YCW booms after World Youth Day 2008 WORLD Youth Day Sydney 2008 has spawned unprecedented growth in the Australian Young Christian Workers.AYCW’s new national secretary, Perth-based Marie Raheb, told The Perth Record that pre ...
    Posted 24 Jan 2009, 21:13 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Archbishop Jean Jadot, retired Vatican diplomat and YCS chaplain, dead at 99 Belgian Archbishop Jean Jadot, a YCS chaplain in his youth and later papal representative to the United States, has died aged 99.He was close to Pope Paul VI who ...
    Posted 24 Jan 2009, 06:37 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Cardijn Association: Looking after immigrants The Cardijn Association in Spain is working to defend the rights of immigrant workers. La Voz Digital in Cadiz quotes them asking the following question in relation to the rights ...
    Posted 26 Dec 2008, 16:19 by Stefan Gigacz
  • IYCW: A future that permits young workers to live in security Following its XIIth International Council and Global Summit "Together in Action" held in Thanjavur, India, in October 2008, the International Young Christian Workers (IYCW) has announced a new plan of ...
    Posted 26 Dec 2008, 15:06 by Stefan Gigacz
  • IYCS Asia, CAFE 2008 Final Statement IYCS Asia have published the final statement of their CAFE 2008 (5th IYCS Chaplains and Animators Formation Exchange) program held in the Philippines from 8-16 November 2008.The decisions ...
    Posted 26 Dec 2008, 14:52 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Pax Christi/ YCW Impact UK Peace Challenge 2009 Pax Christi UK has announced its annual competition for young people, Peace Challenge for 2009 which will be on the theme of conflict and violence. "We have teamed up with ...
    Posted 26 Dec 2008, 14:43 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Australian bishops appoint former YCS fulltimer as national youth ministry coordinator CathNews reports that Malcolm Hart, a former YCS fulltime worker originally from Bunbury in Western Australia has been appointed to take up the new position as Senior Youth Ministry Projects ...
    Posted 18 Dec 2008, 19:38 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Kuching YCS carols for Christmas KUCHING, Malaysia (UCAN) -- Christmas caroling is next on the agenda, but members of the Kuching Young Christian Students (KYCS) took time recently to reflect on their spiritual commitment as young ...
    Posted 8 Dec 2008, 04:59 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Australian YCW, YCS make presence felt at National Youth Leaders Gathering The Australian YCW sponsored two young people, Marie Rehab and Anne-Marie El Dick, as participants at the National Youth Leaders Gathering held in Sydney, Australia last week. The aim ...
    Posted 28 Nov 2008, 05:19 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Taiwan Youth Day "engages" in life Taiwan Youth Day 2008 showed a totally different style of modern youths, says organiser Winnie Su Yu-ying, secretary of the youth desk of the Taiwan episcopal conference. "This ...
    Posted 2 Nov 2008, 04:51 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Chicago Cardinal endorses Cardijn's see-judge-act Speaking at the "Transformed by Hope" conference hosted by the "Center for Global Catholicism and Inter-Cultural Theology" at DePaul University, Chicago, Cardinal Francis George recalled the famous 1968 Medellin ...
    Posted 31 Oct 2008, 17:26 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Liberation theologian Gutiérrez says hope takes work “Hope is a gift, but you don’t receive that gift if you’re not creating resources for it,” Dominican Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez told NCR's John L. Allen Jr ...
    Posted 31 Oct 2008, 03:05 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Singapore archbishop says see, judge, act in small communities Singapore Archbishop Nicholas Chia has asked Small Christian Communities (SCCs) to be aware of realities confronting society and act in the light of Gospel values "to promote goodness and eradicate ...
    Posted 21 Oct 2008, 23:27 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Seoul Archdiocese's Labor Ministry Stresses Serving 'Weakest' Workers Seoul archdiocese has celebrated the 50th anniversary of its labor ministry with a renewed commitment to focus its pastoral care on "the weakest" workers.Past and present members of the ...
    Posted 9 Oct 2008, 14:53 by Stefan Gigacz
  • IYCW's Global Meeting Demands Social Protection, Decent Work The International Young Christian Workers (IYCW) has opened its 12th world council with a demand "for social protection and the right to permanent work with decent conditions for young workers ...
    Posted 6 Oct 2008, 04:21 by Stefan Gigacz
  • UK YCW encourages Church to "Get Fair" about youth poverty UK YCW President Danny Curtin has called on dioceses to develop ways to reach out to the huge numbers of young people living poverty, facing hardship, lacking opportunities and suffering ...
    Posted 24 Sep 2008, 02:09 by Stefan Gigacz
  • YCW Coop pioneer buried in Melbourne Australian YCW pioneer Ted Long buried in Melbourne Thursday. Ted was a pioneer of the Melbourne YCW in the early 1940s. Later as National Treasurer he participated in the YCW ...
    Posted 24 Sep 2008, 01:20 by Stefan Gigacz
  • IYCW World Council to begin The 12th International Council of the International Young Christian Workers (IYCW) is being held at Thanjavur, India from the 28th September till 12th October 2008. The theme of the Council ...
    Posted 24 Sep 2008, 02:01 by Stefan Gigacz
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