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Against the "Globalization of Poverty" - 25th September 1999

In September 1999, the General Assembly of Emmaus International met in Orleans, France. During this event, Emmaus also celebrated the movement’s 50th anniversary under the theme “Emmaus, we can change the world”. On this occasion, assembly participants released a message “against the globalisation of poverty”, calling on each individual around the globe to be responsible in fighting against the causes of poverty and helping the most excluded.

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Appeal from San Francisco - 11 May 1955

Following the appeal of 1st February 1954 and the resonance it had internationally, Abbé Pierre was asked to speak at conferences in many places around the world. In 1955, Abbé Pierre travelled to North America. He gave several lectures in Canada and the United States and met with public figures, individuals and associations influenced by his work or which shared the same goals. On 11 May 1955, whilst giving a speech in San Francisco, Abbé Pierre made a passionate appeal to humanity for voluntary action to fight against the poverty and suffering of mankind.

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"Today the positive war is not over. The problems that Abbé Pierre saw in his lifetime are still there today."

Paul Daroueche joined the Emmaus Movement at the end of 2016, first as a companion in Montpellier, France, then as a member of the group in Satu Mare, Romania, where he has been for the past two years. For the 50th anniversary of the Universal Manifesto, he spoke about the relevance of this founding text to his life as a companion.

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"It is entirely up to us to breathe life into the Universal Manifesto ..."

Juan Melquiades is the director of Emmaus Piura in Peru, Chair of Emmaus Americas and Vice-chair of Emmaus International. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Universal Manifesto, he spoke about the meaning of the Manifesto with regard to his responsibilities within his group and the Movement.

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« Universal Manifesto is a milestone for our Movement.”

Moon Sharma is Director of Tara Projects (India), Chair of Emmaus Asia, and Vice Chair of Emmaus International. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Universal Manifesto in Bern, Switzerland, she addressed the relevance of the Manifesto, with particular focus on the realities of the world today.

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