Day of Prayer for World Environment Day - June 5, 2013
Wind: A Sign of the Holy Spirit
A very popular
resource offered for the celebration of World Environment Day. This
year, the Carmelite NGO is focusing on the wind and the representation of the Holy Spirit.
We invite groups from around the world to join with us, using our
booklet as a resource if you wish.
As always we are interested in knowing who is using the Day of Prayer
and how. If you have any comments, please send them to the
Download the booklet:
Wind: A Sign of the Holy Spirit
Feel free to copy and distribute!
RIO+20: United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
June 20-22, 2012
Representatives of the
Carmelite NGO joined world leaders, along with thousands of participants
from government, the private sector, NGOs and other groups for RIO+20, a
continuation of the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED)
in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.
The Conference had two themes: 1) a green economy in the context of
sustainable development poverty eradication, and 2) the institutional
framework for sustainable development. Preparations for the Conference
highlighted seven areas for priority attention: decent jobs, energy,
sustainable cities, food security and sustainable agriculture, water,
oceans, and disaster readiness.
Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without
compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Seen as the guiding principle for long-term global development,
sustainable development consists of three pillars: economic development,
social development, and environmental protection.
Websites for the Conference:
UN Conference on Sustainable Development
The Future We Want: RIO+20 Outcome Document
Videos, Photos and More
On Water and Sanitation
On Jobs and Social Inclusion
On Disaster Resilience
Progress and Challenges since the 1992 Earth Summit
Suggested Further Actions
Blog for Carmelite Schools
Around the World
Secondary Schools in US and Peru Sponsor Environmental Blog Website for
Students and Faculty
The Secondary Schools
Commission of the Carmelite Province with schools in the USA and Peru
have agreed to sponsor a blog on the Internet which will facilitate
discussion among students at Carmelite high schools around the world.
Entitled Carmelite Youth Crew -- with CREW being an anagram for
"caring, responding and enhancing our world" -- the site will allow
students, faculty, and staff members of the Carmelite schools to share
activities, photos, reflections, prayers, and plans relating to
The Carmelite Order ministers
at schools in Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Spain, Argentina, Brazil,
Colombia, Peru, Puerto Rico, USA, India, Indonesia, Philippines,
Australia, the Congo, and Zimbabwe.
The blog is located at
A Position of the Carmelite
NGO on Climate Change
Spiritual Pathway to a Sustainable Environment
A statement from the Carmelite NGO on our position on climate change.
Written by Eduardo Agosta Scarel, O. Carm., the paper was discussed and
approved by the Carmelite NGO's Coordinating Committee and has been
endorsed by a number of organization and individuals of faith.
Copies of the statement are
available online in
Indonesian. Written copies in those three languages may be obtained
from our office in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Papal Message for
World Day of Peace - January 1, 2012|
Young People in Justice and Peace
Catholic Church begins each year with World Day of Peace, a day set aside for
prayer and reflection.
In this year's address, Pope Benedict XVI asks that the coming year be marked
concretely by justice and peace. He specifically asks that young people be
educated in justice and peace, first by the parents as well as by formal
educational institutions and teachers. He speaks to political leaders and the
media as well, reminding them of their role in education.
The pope concludes asking that
everyone look to the future with greater hope, to encourage each other on our
journey, to work together to give our world a more humane and fraternal face,
and to feel a common responsibility towards present and future generations,
especially in the task of training them to be people of peace and builders of
ENGLISH | SPANISH | ITALIAN
OTHER VATICAN-CARMELITE NGO RELATED ITEMS
Reflection Papers --
Inspirations for the
in Their Work for Social Justice
Spirituality, the Carmelite Charism, and the Word of Justice, Peace, and
the Integrity of Creation
by Micael O'Neill, O. Carm.
Mary the Prophet: Mary as an Inspiration in the Work for Justice
by Joseph Chalmers, O.
Carmelite Community and the Work of Justice and Peace
by Dionysius Kosasih, O. Carm.
Murdering Naboth: Elijah Attends a Meeting of the Carmelite NGO
by Craig Morrison, O. Carm.
What is the
Carmelite NGO All About?
published a new 8 page booklet which explains in some detail the goals
and activities of the Carmelite NGO, including our participation in the
United Nations conferences and workshops.
DOWNLOAD THE BOOKLET (PDF FORMAT)
In order to further facilitate communication about the Carmelite NGO's
activities at the United Nations, we are establishing a blog. This will
allow you to keep updated on the many meetings, workshops, and other
activities that the Carmelite NGO is involved in around the globe and
within the UN itself.
CARMELITE NGO UPDATE BLOG
Where in the World is the UN?
Ask where the United
Nations is located and most people will answer "New York." In fact the United
Nations is a system of offices and departments located throughout the world.
The map which is linked below shows the major offices of this huge
organization. Now if they would only develop a listing of all the
abbreviations used in the organization! However, click on any of the
abbreviations and the homepage of that UN organization will open for you.
PRINCIPLE OFFICES OF THE UNITED NATIONS AROUND THE WORLD
Our new quarterly publication, CarmeNGO, contains information about the Carmelite NGO and the work of the
Carmelites worldwide. The publication is available by postal service as well
Check it out for
yourself. (Requires Acrobat
CURRENT ISSUE |
Who is the
men and women of the Carmelite Family-- men and women of the Carmelite
Order and its affiliated Congregations and Institutes-- sponsor the
Carmelite NGO. The Carmelite NGO, through its affiliation with the United
Nations, provides access to the resources of that organization as well as
allows the members of the United Nations to benefit from the various
ministries of the Carmelites worldwide.
The Carmelite NGO was affiliated to
the United Nations in December 2001. We are currently under consideration
for ECOSOC status.
CARMELITE NGO STRUCTURE