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US JPIC Committee, Oblate Students Attend JPIC, VIVAT and AFJN Meetings in Washington April 22nd, 2010

102_0267The US JPIC Committee and the JPIC staff met in Washington, DC from April 14 through the 15th to discuss the JPIC policies and priorities.

Nearly all of the Committee members were able to stay to attend JPIC April 2010 010a meeting on Friday  and Saturday that introduced VIVAT International to North American members of the association. VIVAT is an advocacy effort at the United Nations. The Oblates are presently Associate JPIC April 2010 029Members , with Daniel LeBlanc, OMI working closely with the group.

Several Oblate students from Zambia then arrived on Friday for the weekend meeting of the Africa Faith and Justice Oblate group headed for VIVAT meeting 4-10Network.


Upcoming JPIC Events – Spring of 2010 February 25th, 2010

March 19-22, 2010: Ecumenical Advocacy Days – “A Place to Call Home: Immigrants, Refugees, and Displaced Peoples,” Location: Washington, D.C.

March 21, 2010 Rally for Immigration Reform – MARCH FOR AMERICA on the National Mall in Washington D.C. “The time to fix the Broken Immigration System is now!”

April 14-15, 2010: Missionary Oblates US Province JPIC committee meeting in Washington D.C.   (More information in the Members section of the website)

April 15 -17, 2010: VIVAT INTERNATIONAL conference for religious Congregations working at the UN; location: Washington, D.C

April 17 – 19, 2010: AFJN Conference & Lobby day – Arlington, VA. Justice in Africa: On Whose Terms? Keynote Speaker: Fr. Peter Henriot, S.J. (Zambia)

June 21-25, 2010: Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) Annual Meeting in Detroit, Michigan.

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