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Friday, 03 June 2016 14:33

Get the Mining Toolkit: "Digging At Our Conscience"

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mining pit150A mining toolkit produced by the 'Future We Need' (FWN), a faith-based group, aims to raise awareness about the challenges an indigenous community faces when a multi-national company wants to construct a project on their land and and for all to be more sensitive to the human and environmental costs entailed in producing goods.

MIning toolkit PGThe Mining Toolkit: ‘Digging At Our Conscience’ is a resource produced by the 'Future We Need' (FWN) group, a faith-based group comprising members from eight different congregations or institutes. These are the: Charity, Columbans, Franciscans, Jesuits, Loreto, Mercy, Presentation and UNANIMA, all of whom have members working overseas and enjoy special status with ECOSOC (UN Economic and Social Council).

It was conceptualised to focus on raising awareness about the challenges an indigenous community faces, when a multi-national company wants to construct a project on their land.

Another important goal of the Toolkit is to invite each reader to become more sensitive to the human and environmental costs entailed in producing goods like the latest electronic gadgets. The essential question is ‘Do I need to upgrade this mobile phone or could I make an environmentally friendly decision instead?’

‘Digging At Our Conscience’ consists of ten case studies, plus two overviews on the so called ‘mining giants’ of Canada and Australia. There are also articles on ‘A Rights Based Approach to Mining’, ‘The Rights of Nature’, ‘Mindfulness’ and a Conclusion, which invites every reader to take concrete action in the light of what s/he has just read.

Read more about "Digging at our Conscience" at Mercy World and download this free toolkit.