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Human dignity

Every person has an inherent and immeasurable worth and dignity. Each human life is sacred, from its start to its end.

How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points?
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium

2805, 2024

FAFCE welcomes inclusion of the ‘exploitation of surrogacy’ in human trafficking directive

May 28th, 2024|Categories: Children's Rights, European Union, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , |

Brussels, 28th May 2024 The Council of the European Union adopted a directive on Monday focused on the topic of human trafficking. Building on the already existing directive, the latest addition includes "the exploitation of surrogacy, of forced marriage

1505, 2024

PRESS RELEASE Integral ecology needs at its core the recognition of the family

May 15th, 2024|Categories: Ageing, Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, FAFCE Members, Human dignity, Latest News, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , |

Brno, 15th May 2024 Today, on International Day of Families, FAFCE passed a resolution on the centrality of the family in the ecological transition. Hosted by FAFCE's Czech Member organisation in Brno, the Spring Board Meeting's resolution connected ecology

3004, 2024

FAFCE contributes to Madrid conference for “the soul of Europe”

April 30th, 2024|Categories: Ageing, Demographic challenges, European Union, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Brussels, 30th April 2024 On Monday 29th April, FAFCE Secretary General Nicola Speranza intervened at a conference in Madrid organised by the NEOS Foundation. The conference was entitled We are risking our lives: the soul of Europe and was

2504, 2024

FAFCE co-hosts conference on the family in the Netherlands

April 25th, 2024|Categories: European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , |

Brussels, 25th April 2024 On Monday FAFCE co-hosted a conference in the Netherlands on family policy and the European Union. Co-organised by FAFCE member Family Platform (Gezinsplatform) and the Growing Up Symposium (Opgroeisympsosium), the day featured key interventions from

2504, 2024

FAFCE welcomes inclusion of surrogacy in human trafficking directive

April 25th, 2024|Categories: Children's Rights, European Union, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , |

Brussels, 25th April 2024 This week the European Parliament voted by an overwhelming majority to include, among other matters, the issue of surrogacy in a directive aimed at preventing human trafficking. 563 MEPs voted in favour, with 7 voting

1004, 2024

The Importance of ‘Sunday Protection’, European Sunday Alliance organises Parliamentary Breakfast

April 10th, 2024|Categories: Ageing, Demographic challenges, European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Brussels, 10th April 2024 The European Sunday Alliance organised a breakfast seminar this morning with MEPs, Commission representatives, trade unionists, policy experts, and faith-based advisers. The meeting was entitled The Importance of ‘Sunday Protection’ in EU Policy Initiatives On

604, 2024

PRESS RELEASE Rome conference on the Universal Abolition of Surrogacy: “finding common ground for human dignity”

April 6th, 2024|Categories: Children's Rights, Demographic challenges, European Union, Human dignity, Latest News, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , , |

Rome, 6th April 2024 The Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) is proud to be a part of the coalition committed to the universal abolition of surrogacy. Hosted by the Casablanca Declaration, the first day of the

2803, 2024

Easter message from FAFCE

March 28th, 2024|Categories: Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Brussels, 28th March 2024 Dear Friends, This week we celebrate with our families the mysteries of the passion, death and resurrection of Christ. With this newsletter, we wish you a peaceful Easter and also reflect on some of the many

2103, 2024

FAFCE attends World Down Syndrome Day in Geneva

March 21st, 2024|Categories: Children's Rights, Human dignity, Latest News, United Nations|Tags: , , , , , |

Brussels, 21st March 2024 FAFCE marked World Down Syndrome Day by participating in the event co-hosted by ART21 (Association Romande Trisomie 21) at the United Nations in Geneva.  Pope Francis during World Down Syndrome Day in 2021 said that:

2103, 2024

FAFCE stresses family-work balance priority at Tripartite Social Summit

March 21st, 2024|Categories: Council of Europe, Demographic challenges, Economy of the Family, European Union, Family & Work-life balance, Human dignity, Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Brussels, 21st March, 2024 On Wednesday 20th March, representatives from the EU institutions met at the Tripartite Social Summit. Co-chaired by the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission (and featuring trade union and