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Advent 2017 Justice & Peace Reflection November 28th, 2017
And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. (Luke1:46-48).
This season of Advent, we are grateful for God’s gift of Jesus – the source of all justice and peace. It is a wonderful opportunity to reflect and renew our efforts in building God’s kingdom of peace. As we wait, let us act with compassion for all our brothers and sisters, especially to the most vulnerable in our society and communities.
Download the resource for your personal, community and parish group reflection. You may also use it for your bulletin & newsletter.
OMI JPIC General Service Committee Convenes in Rome, Italy November 14th, 2017
From November 9-14, 2017, the OMI JPIC General Service Committee met in Rome for their annual session. Present at this meeting were: Ramon Bernabe, OMI, 2nd General Assistant, Alerto Huaman, OMI, General Councillor for Latin America, Louis Lougen, OMI, Superior General, Guillaume Muthuna, OMI, General Councillor Zimbabwe/Region of Africa-Madagascar, Peter Subagyo, OMI General Councillor, Mediterranean-Europe Region, Cristobal Acosta, OMI, JPIC Animator for Latin America, Elphas Khoza, OMI, Zimbabwe/Region of Africa-Madagascar, Daniel Leblanc, OMI, United Nations, Sergio Natoli, OMI, JPIC Animator for Mediterranean/Europe Region, Antonio Ponce, OMI, JPIC Animator US-Canada Region, Ashok Stephen, OMI, JPIC Regional Animator Colombo/Region of Asia-Oceania.
Fr Séamus Finn and ICCR members attend Faith and Finance Conference in Zug, Switzerland November 2nd, 2017
Fr Séamus Finn OMI, chair of the board of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, recently addressed the Faith and Finance Conference, hosted at the LaSalle Haus in Zug, Switzerland. In his remarks, Fr Séamus talked briefly about the origins of ICCR more than 45 years ago and the historic legacy that the organization, through its more than 300 faith-based institutional investors, have achieved through a strategy of consistent substantive engagement with publicly traded corporations.
This engagement strategy is rooted in the rights and responsibilities that all investors assume when they invest in corporations, informed through the extensive networks that faith traditions have throughout the world and guided by the moral and ethical principles that are grounded in the teachings of their respective traditions. Over the past 45 years, ICCR members and colleagues have been at the forefront of drawing attention to the consequences of many destructive and dangerous products and abusive policies and been successful in recalling corporations to their social purpose, providing avenues for advocacy and redress to victims, and awakening the conscience of other shareholders.
The conference in Zug was a unique opportunity to share this story with representatives of many faith institutions and organizations from diverse traditions around the world and to discuss avenues for increased strategic collaboration.
Take Action & Pray with Dreamers this Week: October 29-November 4 October 31st, 2017
A Week of Prayer and Action with Dreamers – October 29 to November 4, 2017 – is underway to build support and elevate the moral voice in support of the DREAM Act of 2017 (S.1615 and H.R. 3440) in both the Senate and House of Representatives.
Dreamers are recipients of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. They are young people who came to the United States before the age of 16 and are currently in school, a graduate of high school or equivalent.
The Interfaith Immigration Coalition has created a Dream Sabbath Toolkit to highlight Dreamer’s stories and resources for advocacy, worship services, educational events, and vigils.
Join faith communities to mark DREAMER’S SABBATH Week and Urge Your Member of Congress to Enact DREAM ACT 2017.
Visit links to Take Action and find more resources on how to support young migrants:
2017 National Vocation Awareness Week October 30th, 2017
National Vocation Awareness Week, November 5 – 11, 2017 is the annual event for the U.S Catholic Church to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life.
Catholics through prayer and education are invited to support those who are considering vocations.
Visit this page for information on becoming a Missionary Oblate.