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From Ben Tillett to Francis Xavier, trade union heroes

posted 20 Sep 2010, 07:31 by Stefan Gigacz   [ updated 20 Sep 2010, 08:03 ]
It's been quite a busy last 10 days at

First, we have posted a major "new" Cardijn article on our website, namely "L'organisation ouvriere anglaise", which tells the story of Cardijn's meeting with the English trade unionist, Ben Tillett (pictured), a meeting which was to be decisive in his life.

Published in 1911, the article is one of Cardijn's first major publications. We also have the English translation available at Check it out here: Worker organisation in England.

Yesterday, we published a CCI statement "Newman and Cardijn" to mark the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman, a key intellectual influence on the young Cardijn.

In Cardijn Movement News, we highlight the work of the YCS in promoting the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and of the Ghana YCW campaign to promote blood donations.

Plus we have a couple of very interesting both from Latin America:

Lay volunteer John Donaghy describes the work of his Honduras diocese using the See Judge Act method and Brazilian Cardinal Odile Scherer says that lay people must make a difference.

Lastly, we pay our respects and offer our condolences to the family of former Malaysian YCW and trade union leader, Francis Xavier, who died earlier this month.

 Funeral of Francis Xavier