While Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the biggest shopping days of the year, GIVING TUESDAY on November 28th marks something greater. It is a global movement to do better for each other through acts of generosity. There is so much power in knowing that together on Giving Tuesday we are all using that Canadian generosity we are so well known for to make worlwide communities a better place. Each year, Canadians make Giving Tuesday more impactful through sharing!
Dr. Beatriz Miranda Galarza, from Ecuador, was appointed the new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by Leprosy and their family members
in October 2023.
She works as coordinator of the Research and the Critical Disabilities Studies Programme in the Institute of Critical Studies in Mexico.
Welcome Dr. Galarza!
Honoring Saint Damien
Bishop Larry Silva of the Diocese of Honolulu, blessed a bronze statue entitled Father Damien, created by sculptor Dale Zarella in honor of Saint Damien, the Belgian priest who volunteered to care for patients exiled to Molokaʻi. The blessing came as part of the St. Damien’s Feast Day celebration at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Wailuku on Wednesday, May 10 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Father Damien's arrival in Kalaupapa. Saint Damien of Molokaʻi offered his life in service of those suffering from leprosy.