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Month-long solidarity sale at Tara Projects
Emmaus Tara Projects in India is running its annual solidarity sale in support of international solidarity from 25 September to 22 October in Delhi. On sale there will be artisanal goods and accessories produced in their workshops.Chief Executive of Emmaus UK, Arvinda Gohil visited the group on 26 September, and helped run the sale for a day (see photo).    Details...

Rally for Roma rights in Europe
Emmaus International has signed the Roma Pride manifesto, a campaign run since 2011 by the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement (EGAM). A march will be held in Paris on Sunday 5 October at Place de la République, and in another 15 countries, to fight the persecution of Roma and Travellers and to call for their dignity to be respected. The manifesto calls for the French law of 1969, which keeps Travellers outside common law, to be wholly abolished. It also calls for an end to be put to the current expulsion policy, and for strong condemnation of racist discourse by high-level French political authorities.  Details...

Workshop in Cologne – ‘Emmaus: Europe in all of its facets’
As part of Emmaus International’s training plan, Emmaus Europe is running a workshop from 4 – 5 November this year on the theme of ‘Emmaus: Europe in all of its facets’. The aim of the two-day session is for participants to take ownership of the movement’s core values and to find out about Emmaus’s development in Europe and around the world. The workshop will take place at the Cologne Emmaus community in Germany, with European world councillors for training and new generations attending, as well as some of the movement’s trainers, and focal points. Emmaus Cologne’s community leader and volunteers will also be taking part. The workshop is intended for companions, leaders and volunteers who want to strengthen their sense of belonging to the movement.There’s still some space left, so if you’d like to take part, go to Emmaus Europe’s website.  Details...

Emmaus upping the pressure to bring the planet’s temperature
Emmaus International has signed a declaration to condemn the stranglehold multinationals have on the UN climate summit. The 335 organisations that have signed it are calling for a complete change in system, by attacking the structural causes behind climate change.  They’re calling for wealth – currently controlled by 1% of the global population – to be more equally distributed, and a system that makes an association between climate change and human rights.  To read the declaration, click here .  Details...

Emmaus solidarity sale in Lima
Emmaus group, Solidaridad y Apoyo, based in Lima in Peru, ran its annual solidarity sale on 21 August. The day began with a reminder about Abbé Pierre’s life and commitment. The sale then opened, with the proceeds going towards financing solidarity projects run by Emmaus International member groups. Many thanks to everyone who came!  Details...

2016 world assembly
Emmaus organisations across the globe are getting ready for the next world assembly in 2016, which will be about Emmaus's values.  In preparation for the event, companions, volunteers, staff and elected members are urged to stop and consider what values Emmaus holds dear. The Asia region held its first discussion workshop on Emmaus’s values on 18 August (see photo).  Details...

Emmaus solidarity sale in the USA
Emmaus HOME in the United States held its annual yard sale from 8 - 11 August for international solidarity.  Last year the sale raised 12 000 dollars. “It's just wonderful to bring others up and level the playing field. Make it fair for everyone”, said Joshua Prochaska, Emmaus International national delegate for the United States. Click on this link for the article and report.  Details...

Abbé Pierre – Emmaus Centre sale on 27 July
The Abbé Pierre – Emmaus Centre in Normandy, France, is holding a big sale to celebrate 50 years since Emmaus first came to the village. Sunday 27 July 2014 from 9am – 5pmAbbé Pierre – Emmaus Centre76690 Esteville30 km north of Rouenwww.centre-abbe-pierre-emmaus.org contact@centre-abbe-pierre-emmaus.org +33 (0)2 35 23 87 76  Details...

'No’ to the Franco-Comorian agreement
Along with organisations such as the OUC, GISTI and France Libertés, Emmaus International is denouncing the draft agreement between France and the Comoros which is set to be signed on 26 July when François Hollande visits his Comorian counterpart Ikililou Dhoinine. This agreement was drawn up in an opaque manner and makes provision for significant restrictions on travel to Mayotte – which is a French territory – from the archipelago’s other three islands.By becoming involved in this campaign, Emmaus International is reiterating its commitment to freedom of movement and settlement worldwide.See the document co-signed by Emmaus International (in French).   Details...

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Paris salon
The Emmaus salon held in Paris on 22 June brought together more than a hundred groups from across Europe: France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, the UK, Romania and Ukraine. Thanks to the 18 000 bargain hunters who came to this gigantic solidarity sale, projects supporting ethical finance and a solidarity-based economy will be financed in the four Emmaus regions. Thanks to everyone!  Details...

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