Voices for Dignity and Human Rights to End Poverty - Candlelit Vigil

On Saturday 17 November 2018, Ireland and all other EU Member States will mark the first anniversary of the adoption of the European Pillar of Social Rights. The Pillar calls for protection of the right to Housing, Health Services, Education or Minimum Income.
This very day is also the eve of the 2nd Catholic World Day of the Poor initiated by Pope Francis in 2017.

At this occasion, to remind to Leo Varadkar and Regina Doherty that made a Social Rights promise in November 2017 as well as to call on members of all churches and faith people christian or non christian to join the global movement to End Poverty by 2030, Anti-Poverty NGOs and activists invite citizens from Dublin to attend a symbolic candlelit walk from the Famine Statues to the Human Rights and Poverty Stone on Custom House Quay.

Church and Spiritual Movement Leaders including Archbishop Diarmiud Martin will attend the walk.

When? Saturday 17th November 2018 - Start 5pm - End 5.45pm
Where? Start at the Famine Statues on Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
Who? The walk is prepared by All Together in Dignity (www.atdireland.ie) and other members of the Irish Committee for the UN End Poverty Day

About the Pillar of Social Rights: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/priorities/deeper-and-fairer-economic-and-monetary-union/european-pillar-social-rights_en

About the World Day of the Poor: http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/poveri.index.html and https://www.romereports.com/en/2018/06/14/pope-francis-presents-new-and-improved-world-day-of-the-poor/

Contact: Pierre KLEIN 089 440 15 23

Region: 

Dublin

Expiry date: 

17/11/18

Date Entered/Updated: 

08/11/18