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Fr. Seamus Finn, OMI, Speaks on Theology and Liberation at 2016 World Social Forum August 17th, 2016

The World Forum on Theology and Liberation (WFTL) was one of several parallel forums at the 2016 World Social Forum, held in Montreal, Canada from August 9-14.

Fr. Seamus Finn, OMI, participated in a panel discussion on August 12 at the OMI Lacombe sponsored workshop: “Theology and Liberation: Sharing experiences of empowering the poor in Canada and beyond the borders.” The workshop explored how the Oblates of Mary Immaculate have been involved in empowering the poor throughout the world for the past 200 years.

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Fr. Seamus Finn, OMI (far right), along with other presenters at the OMI Lacombe sponsored workshop: “Theology and Liberation: Sharing experiences of empowering the poor in Canada and beyond the borders”


2016 World Social Forum Opens in Montreal, Canada August 10th, 2016

The forum kicked off on August 9 with several hundred people marching from La Fontaine Park to the streets of Montreal. Started in 2001 in Brazil, The World Social Forum (WSF) is the  largest gathering of civil society to discuss and find solutions to current global problems. This year’s theme is: Another world is needed. Together, it is possible.

 

(From Left to right) Fr. J. Antonio Ponce, OMI, Oblate JPIC; Fr. Kennedy Katongo, OMI, JPIC General Services ; Fr. Warren Brown, OMI, General Services North American Region Representative

Frs. J. Antonio Ponce, OMI, Kennedy Katongo, OMI, and Warren Brown, OMI, march through Montreal with forum attendees.

Fr. Kennedy Katongo, OMI watching performances on opening day of 2016 World Social Forum.

Activists at 2016 World Social Forum

 

Fr. Antonio Ponce, OMI join other civil society participants at World Social Forum.



 

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