Today, November 19, 2023, marks the seventh annual World Day of the Poor. This year’s motto is taken from the book of Tobiah: “Do not look away from the poor” (Tb 4:7).
“A river of poverty flows through our cities and grows larger and larger until it overflows; that river seems to overwhelm us, so much so that the cry of our brothers and sisters who ask for help, support and solidarity rises ever louder.”
We want to bring you, on the occasion of this day, the testimony of Sister Noemi D., Paraguay.
She has dealt not only with the ” river of poverty runs through our cities,” but also with the bed of a real river, to be cleaned up in order to bring, through the promotion of Integral Ecology, new dignity to those living a situation of poverty in their local reality.
Sister Noemi is also part of a laboratory embedded within the reality of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Jeanne Antida: the International Integral Ecology Laboratory.
There are numerous data that tell how climate change, while affecting everyone, has a greater impact on the poorest and most vulnerable segments of the population.