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International Migrants’ Day: let’s celebrate those bringing solidarity to life!


 Last year, on 18 December 2019, the United Nations Secretary General marked International Migrants’ Day by urging leaders to ensure migrants receive equal protection of all their human rights. It has to be said that there was no follow up to this message and the situation has deteriorated even further as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The abbé Pierre archives: a treasure stored at the ANMT (National Archives of the Working World) for 20 years

Exactly 20 years ago, on 11th December 2000, Abbé Pierre’s personal papers and Emmaus International’s archives were officially deposited in the National Archives of the Working World (ANMT) in Roubaix, in the presence of Abbé Pierre and Michel Duffour, Secretary of State for Heritage and Cultural Decentralisation.

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Speaking of Our Origins: Interview with Pepe Aravena, from Chile, on the Emmaus International movement

On 24th May 1969, the first World Assembly of Emmaus groups took place at the Federal Parliament in Bern, Switzerland. This was a founding event for Emmaus International, with the adoption of the Universal Manifesto. Exactly 50 years later, over 180 representatives of Emmaus International from 4 continents met at the same location, including the "veterans" of Emmaus International who have been part of the movement since the very first World Assembly. In our series “Speaking of Our Origins”, we will hear from key figures and custodians of the memory of our movement who, based on their own experiences, tell us about the early days and the development of Emmaus International.

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"Peru is greater than its problems"

Juan Melquiades, Vice-President of Emmaus International, and his group Aguilas Emaus Piura explain the political crisis in Peru and their mobilization.

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The second-hand bookshop of Emaus Murcia, Libros Traperos, awarded by the Spanish newspaper La Verdad

The Spanish regional newspaper La Verdad has awarded seven companies and institutions with the prize of "environmental sustainability". The second-hand bookshop Libros Traperos, opened by Emmaus Murcia two years ago in southern Spain, is one of them. It is the largest solidarity bookshop in the region.

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