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Register Now for These Upcoming 2009 JPIC-Related Events

January 5th, 2009

January 27-February 1, World Social Forum 2009 will occur in Belem, Para, Brazil.

February 4-6, Good Jobs, Green Jobs will gather labor, environmental and business leaders together to forge a green jobs agenda. The conference is in Washington, D.C., and will be an opportunity for sharing of ideas for creating careers in renewable energy and other fields related to solving the climate crisis. Educate lawmakers during a special Green Jobs Advocacy Day

February 22-25, Catholic Social Ministry Gathering under the theme “Christ Our Hope: Healing a Broken World” will take place at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will serve as the presider of the opening liturgy. His Excellency Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S., will give the opening plenary address on the place of Catholic Social Teaching in the life and ministry of the church. There will be an afternoon on Capitol Hill where conference participants will hear from Congressional leaders and bring concerns about policies affecting the poor and vulnerable to legislators. Mark Shield, News Hour commentator will give a post-election analysis. Register online.

March 13-16, 7th Annual Ecumenical Advocacy Day for Global Peace with Justice: Enough for All Creation. Join other faith-based advocates at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, VA adjacent to Washington, D.C. to explore ways to bring about a world with Enough for All Creation in the way of clean water, food and resources. You’ll learn about the connections between climate change, migration and poverty in the U.S. and around the world. Experts will train participants on policy issues and advocacy, culminating on Monday with lobby visits on Capitol Hill. Registration is $160 before February 13; $175 after that. Housing at the hotel is $109/night plus tax (1-877-783-8258.) Scholarships are available. More details from Molly Keane at (202) 386-6397.

March 14, The Africa Faith & Justice Network (AFJN) annual membership meeting is also scheduled during Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Alexandria Virginia.

March 13-16, Ignatian Family Teach-In on Immigration will take place in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by Justice for Immigrants, a video competition is underway. Register by February 15.

April 26-29, Mobilization to End Poverty: What Can YOU do to End It? A growing movement to end poverty sponsored by World Vision and Sojourners will converge on Washington, D.C. Make your voice heard at this historic event! The Mobilization will call on the new president and Congress to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and cut domestic poverty in half within 10 years. The venue is the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. For details on the program and to register, contact Sojourners.

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