Linking climate action and social justice: never without, or against, people living in poverty

On March 15th 2019, join and support the Global Climate Justice Strike For Future! On March 15, along with NGOs in 40 countries on all continents, we will support the call to the youth and all citizens of the world to join the Global Strike For Future! Let's show the world that the Climate Crisis is a Crisis! Let's show the world that the demand for Justice is an Urgency! Do link climate action and social justice! Act on climate never without, or against, people living in poverty! In a context of successive international meetings about the new Sustainable Development Goals…

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Melting The Middle Class Gaze

For the past 20 years, Martin Byrne, volunteer & member of the Board of ATD Ireland has been collecting North Wall stories and publishing them once a year. These stories are coming from a range of people and the book encourages people to dig deep and write down those stories that have been hidden away for so long. This year again, Martin's North Wall stories help us with fresh eyes to see our unfair world differently. By reading these stories we are liable to be born anew or jolted or touched or changed. They herald a world of shared human condition,…

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Does it only happen to me? Share your story!

From January 2019 to September 2019 ATD will carry out a project exploring the issue of socio-economic discrimination in Irish public services and in every day life. A person’s socio-economic status is not currently recognised as a ground upon which a person might be discriminated against, under Irish equality legislation. Share your story with us today! The first step of the project is to collect anonymous real life stories to showcase how this type of discrimination or unequal treatment is unfortunately too common and needs to be recognised within legislation. The stories collected will be published into a report that will…

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On Valentine’s Day, we remember the man who told us “Love the world!”

  "We really need to be integrated in the world, to love the world. We cannot introduce the people marginalised because of extreme poverty into today’s or tomorrow’s world if we are not ourselves part of it. It is not that we are blind to human failings, but we must constantly remind ourselves and each other that every human being deserves to be trusted, as long as we do not have proof to the contrary. We must welcome political discussions and the sharing of ideas, and we must love people who defend what they believe in. Whilst not being sidetracked, we…

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Europe Matters to End Discrimination! ATD’s Youth Group at the European Parliament!

For the two past months, All Together in Dignity prepared a delegation of 7 participants to the 15th ‘European ATD People's University’ which took place at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday the 6th of February 2019. The group from ATD consisted of 7 volunteers involved in the  ATD’s Unity in the Community Youth Group (UCYG). The UCYG was created in the summer of 2017 after an ATD European Youth Exchange in the Netherlands. They are a group of young adults (aged between 18 - 25) who are social activists and leaders in their communities. In 2018 the members of…

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