18 October Anti-Slavery Day UN International Day Against People Traffickinganti slavery2
This occasion provides a focal point for raising awareness about the many people in the Ireland and around the world who continue to be trapped in modern slavery, and to promote the need for many individuals and organisations across society to play a part in ending it.

"Our goal must be, for every man and woman, a life set free from all oppression."Populorum Progressio 47

Slavery exists in the world and here in Ireland today.  It exists despite the fact that it is banned in most of the countries where it is practised. Although this exploitation of millions of people, including children, is often not called slavery, the conditions are the same. People are bought and sold like objects and forced to work for little or nothing.  To read an article on this topic written by Sr. Sheila McGowan HFB click here


21-28 October Week of Prayer for World Peace
We can all participate in this inter- faith activity that welcomes everyone, of all faith traditions or none, to take part. The guiding principle of the Week  is that “The peace of the world must be prayed for by the faiths of the world.”   While we may not be able to participate in planned events for this week we can, in our own place, pray these words

Prayer for Peaceworld peace

Lead me from death to life,
from falsehood to truth.
Lead me from despair to hope,
from fear to trust.
Lead me from hate to love,
from war to peace.
Let peace fill our heart, our world, our universe.  Read more



Announcing a New Website Section
A new Section called  “Faith Matters - Questions” has been added to the Cois Tine Web Site.  This section has been included in response to questions asked by visitors to Cois Tine about the Catholic Faith.  The material in this section has been written by Fr Tim Cullinane SMA.  The new section can be accessed via the Menu on the left hand side of the Cois Tine homepage.  If you would like to ask a question please email it to


Cois Tine on - the God Slot
Recently the work of Cois Tine has been featured on the God Slot a Radio programme produced by Gerry McArdle and presented by Eileen Dunne. The first programme highlighted the work of Cois Tine and the services it provides in Cork City and the following week  the programme featured an interview with Mr David Lohan and Dr Jennifer DeWan, co-authors of the recent Cois Tine publication " Open Secrets: an Irish Perspective on Trafficking and Witchcraft."

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