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The Cry of the Earth is the Cry of the Poor: the New Faces of Poverty August 4th, 2017


*Event will be streamed live on St. Paul University’s website. Stay tuned for more information.


The Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC) offices of OMI USA and OMI Lacombe Canada are pleased to invite you to attend a Symposium entitled “The Cry of the Earth is the Cry of the Poor, the New Faces of Poverty.

This event will be held on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m:

St Paul University
223 Main St.
Laframboise building Rm 120
Ottawa, CANADA

It will be an opportunity to engage in the work of the Church and the Oblate order to tackle poverty and fight for social justice and environmental protection.

The day will include panel discussions entitled:

  • Oblates are called today to embrace the new faces of the poor
  •  “Evangelii Gaudium” and “Laudato Si” as a true ecological and social approach to the new faces of poverty
  • Responses to the demands of the new faces of the poor  from the spirituality of “Laudato Si”

The presentations will highlight the relationships between poverty, ecology and climate change, the quality of the social condition and the responsibility and role of the church and other religious groups in promoting social justice.

There will be formal opportunities for questions and discussion.It would be an honor for us, if you could join us for this important event.

Note: There is no cost to attend this event; however donations will be accepted. Parking is limited and available at $10 for the day and lunch will be provided.

DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM SCHEDULE HERE

 Visit St. Paul University’s website.


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”

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