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Sixth African Union - European Union Summit: For a renewed partnership that takes into account the realities experienced by African and European civil society

With only hours to go before the opening of the sixth African Union (AU) - European Union (EU) Summit, Emmaus Africa, Emmaus Europe and Emmaus International are calling on the decision-makers at the negotiating table to co-construct a truly ambitious partnership that places the protection of people and their social and environmental rights at the heart of their priorities.

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2022: What can we expect for the Emmaus regions?

The resurgence of the COVID pandemic at the end of 2021 has made it difficult to predict what 2022 might look like. Will the pandemic waves of the last two years keep crashing down over our heads forever? Do we have to learn to live with the pandemic? If so, how? Can we hope that the crisis situation will lessen? What will the ‘new normal’ look like? In these uncertain times, we’ve asked the four regions of Emmaus International to tell us about the challenges they will face in 2022. The same themes come up again and again: this public health crisis is deepening social and economic inequality and threatening our fundamental freedoms. The Emmaus movement must hold fast, stay mobilised and act in solidarity because 2022 will be a critical year for the future of public health, economies and democracy.

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Joffrin Carpentier, known as Jules, recounts his 37 years at Emmaus

Joffrin ‘Jules’ Carpentier, one of the first companions to join Emmaus in December 1952. The interview took place in 1989. Jules was invited to talk about the beginning of the Emmaus movement. He spoke about his own journey, what Emmaus meant to him and how it had changed his life.

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Patrick Atohoun is re-elected Chair of Emmaus International!

On Wednesday 1st December, the 350 participants at the World Assembly 2021 organised in digital form re-elected Patrick Atohoun as president of Emmaus International.

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Political inaction is no longer an option in the face of climate change and poverty

From 1st - 12th November, 200 countries from around the world are meeting in Glasgow for the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference, COP26. This event is a decisive moment for implementing the Paris Agreement, a binding international treaty on climate change that came into force five years ago, with its key objective of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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