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ELSiA’s eco-spirituality workshop in Taizé

The European Laudato si Alliance - known as ELSiA - hosted an eco-spirituality workshop for its six faith-based member organisations in Taizé, France, the...

Every spirituality has a story

Editorial November 2021 ELSiA - The European Laudato Si’ Alliance -  is a network of Catholic organisations with a commitment to promoting the vision of...

Stuck in the Doldrums – EU-Africa Trade Deals

The blueprint for a patchwork of trade agreements between the EU and African nations has not been achieved. This is because existing and proposed...

A first step in the fight against conflict minerals

On 3 April 2017, the European Council formally adopted a regulation on the responsible supply of minerals which had previously been approved by the...

EU: Conflict Minerals agreement reached

22 November 2016: Following the publication of the EU’s proposed regulation on conflict minerals, JESC together with 27 other faith and civil society groups...

Poor agreement on the European Regulation of Responsible Sourcing

The European Institutions – Commission, Council and Parliament – have reached an agreement on the so-called “Conflict Minerals” Regulation last Wednesday.  Civil society organisations,...

Catholic leaders call for due diligence in supply chains

More than 70 Catholics bishops have signed the statement we reproduce here calling the EU to reinforce the supply chain due diligence in order...

Ensuring robust EU legislation on responsible mineral sourcing

Recommendations to strengthen the European Commission’s proposal for a ‘regulation setting up a Union system for supply chain due diligence self-certification of responsible importers...