Faith-Knowledge / Solidarity
NGO InteRed, promoted by the Teresian Association, continues to provide support and solidarity to the areas affected by the typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. Aitziber Barrueta, InteRed coordinator in Asia, was interviewed on Spanish Television for the program "Para Todos la 2." She explains how they work in disaster prevention and emergency as well an in the humanitarian action being done because of this natural disaster.
NGO InteRed, working in the Philippines since 1994, with the Teresian Association is organizing an emergency response to mitigate the most urgent needs in the devastated areas as a result of Typhoon Yolanda. Typhoon Haiyan-Yolanda has affected over 4 million people in 36 provinces in the Philippines and more than 400,000 have been displaced.
LOS NEGRALES, (Madrid) Spain.
The Council for Culture, an advisory body of the Teresian Association, has elaborated a document titled Open and Pluralistic Reflections, which was developed between 2011 and 2013 through a participatory process.
Members, partners and friends of the Teresian Association have committed to making significant "gestures of solidarity” throughout the current year in order to enable development and education projects in favor of the marginalized. In the last quarter of the year an invitation is extended to other Christians and people of good will to participate in this simple gesture. NGO InteRed is responsible for channeling resources from these donations to projects that are already underway.
The Pedro Poveda History Chair of the Teresian Association (TA) opens a new section with a letter written by a former General Director of the Teresian Association, Carmen Sanchez Beato. This new space will include contributions from different authors addressing the centennial history of this Association. The letter titled "Desde la Intimidad" (Intimate Sharing), written by Carmen Sanchez Beato, recalls her relationship with Saint Pedro Poveda. It is a good time to republish this letter in the context of the liturgical feast of the founder of the Teresian Association.
“Un hombre bajaba de Jerusalén a Jericó. Gestos de Misericordia” (A Man Went from Jerusalem to Jericho. Gestures of Mercy) is the title of a book originally written in Italian by Dr. Annunziata and Fr. Paganelli and now published in Spanish by Editorial Sal Terrae. The authors relate their missionary experience in “villas miseria” and the Amazon Jungle, in Peru. On April 6th, it was presented in Jaén at the Headquarters of the Teresian Association.
Hopes and concerns of actual society was the theme developed on a round table encounter organized by the Chair of Pedro Poveda of the Pontifical University of Salamanca last April 18th at the campus this university has in Madrid.
"Dozens of immigrants find a helping hand in the Teresian Association," was a headline of the daily news Ideal of Jaén. The article describes the activities of the Rajab Project, which is directed by the Teresian Association in this city. Puri Infante, director of the program, speaks of the need to give visibility to those who "are on the street and we go by them as if they did not exist."
Titikachi, La Paz, Bolivia.
CETHA (Center for Technical, Humanistic, Agricultural Education, in Spanish) of Titikachi, is located in the highlands of Bolivia in the province of Dolls, Department of La Paz, inaugurated in late 2012 "a tinglado," which is a large roofed structure built with the generous donations from members, collaborators and friends of the Teresian Association during the celebrations of the centenary of the TA.
Manos Unidas’ campaign on Voluntary Fast this year, focusing on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women, is celebrated with the slogan: “There is no justice without equality” on Friday, February 8, which marks the 50th anniversary of Voluntary Fast. There are 870 millions of reasons to live in solidarity with those who are hungry.
¨With the heart we believe, with the lips we profess” Faith as gift, testimony and commitment is the theme for the third course of the Chair of Josefa Segovia at CITeS , University of Mysticism, in Avila, Spain, that will take place on March 8-10.
Maite Uribe, President of the Teresian Association, in a message sent to all the members of the Association, invites us to start the New Year with Mary’s attitude, as expressed in her Magnificat: “Learn from Mary to proclaim that the God who works marvels in her is the faithful God who commits himself day by day, year by year, to each person and to each generation. He is the merciful God who exalts the lowly and fills the hungry with good things, the God of tenderness and faithfulness who enters history to prepare ways of peace and justice.”
On November 21. the NGO InteRed, with its volunteers, members of the board, its partners, staff and friends, celebrated its 20 anniversary (1992-2012) in a ceremony held at the General Secretariat of Ibero-America, in Madrid.