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Divestment 101 Webinar

You are invited to join the Fossil Fuel Divesting101 Webinar Series to learn how Canadian Faith communities are grappling with the moral, financial and practical questions around divesting from fossil fuels.

The webinar is organized by Fossil Free Faith, Canada's Interfaith Divestment Networth.

For further information open and download this PDF document: 
Fossil Fuel Divesting101 Webinar Series

To register: 


Jesuit Refugee Service: Job Opening

The Jesuit Refugee Service is seeking a national director.

"The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organization with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and displaced people. It is a work of Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), and was founded in 1980.  The Society of Jesus has also established a network to serve migrants in the Americas (Red Jesuita con Migrantes), which the National Director will be expected to participate in. JRS’s work is grounded in accompanying refugees here, in Canada, or at the international level."

Job Description: "Under the responsibility of the Jesuit Provincials of Canada, the National Director coordinates, facilitates and implements support activities for refugees and migrants. He or she represents the International Jesuit Refugee Service in Canada and promotes and makes known its programs, campaigns, vision and mission."

Applications must be submitted before April 30, 2015.

For further information, open and download this PDF document: 
Job Opening: Jesuit Refugee Service National Director


Beatification of Elisabeth Turgeon: Pre-Publication Orders for the Prayer Card Accepted

CCCB Publications is now accepting pre-publication orders for prayer cards to celebrate the Beatification in Rimouski this coming April 26 of Elisabeth Turgeon, founder of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. The prayer cards are available in either English or French.

A description of the prayer cards is available:

In English, at https://esubmitit.sjpg.com/cccb/index.aspx?component=ProductDetails&id=184-891

Pre-orders for the prayer cards can be placed with CCCB Publications by e-mail, publi@cccb.ca; by phone, 1-800-769-1147; or by fax, 613-241-5090.


Brother Flavien, Servant of God

Brother Flavien Laplante, CSC, (1907-1981) was declared a Servant of God on Feb. 13, 2009 – the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. A member of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, served as a missionary for 44 years in East Bengal, now known as Bangladesh.

A full-time professor and school principal, "Br. Flavien ministered to the poor, particularly fisherman in Bashkali. He also opened an orphanage for 200 children and was concerned about health care and literacy, especially for women. When he retired, Br. Flavien went to his ashram to live as a hermit."

To honour his memory the Centre Frère-Flavien publishes periodically a bulletin. Open and download the March issue: A Word from Flavien...

To learn on Br Flavien go the Congregation of Holy Cross website at: http://www.holycrosscongregation.org/holy-ones/servant-of-god-flavian-laplante/


New Publication

The Joy of the Gospel: A Resource for Discussion and Reflection on the Letter of Pope Francis

This new booklet produced by the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice has been published by the CCCB. A popular-style workbook for small groups to engage Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation The Joy of the Gospel, this booklet is an excellent new resource for parishes, justice and peace committees, CWL, universities, high schools, unions, community groups, religious communities, workplace environments, etc.

To find out more go to: http://www.cccbpublications.ca/



CRC Bulletin, Volume 12, Issue - Winter 2015

In this isue of the CRC Bulletin, the members of the Theological Commission share their reflection on the Apostolic Exhortation the "Joy of the Gospel."


Legal Education for Leaders of Religious Institutes

The Faculty of Canon Law of Saint Paul University in Ottawa is offering the third year of the legal education three-year cycle for leadership of religious institutes and their lay collaborators. The legal education will take place from June 15 to 18, 2015.

This year program will be on governance. It entails: Principles of Governance, Human Resources - Conflict Resolutions in Communities, Chapters and other Assemblies, Constitutions, Canadian Revenue Agency, Strategies for the Future.

The legal education program is organised by the Canadian Religious Education, the Association of Treasurers of Religious Institutes (ATRI) and the Association des trésorières et des trésoriers des instituts religieux (ATTIR).

The deadline to register is March 31, 2015. The possibility to residence at Saint Paul is limited; therefore it is important to register as soon as possible.

For further information, open and download these 2 documents:
Legal Education 2015
Letter to the participants

View the program on the Saint-Paul University website at: http://ustpaul.ca/



CRC JPIC Gathering: Registration Now Closed

The CRC is organising another JPIC National Gathering! Under the theme “All Is One: Weaving A Single Cloth For Justice,” this time it will gather from across Canada English-speaking women and men religious and their Associates and Collaborators in the pursuit of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation.  It will be held June 2-4, 2015 at the Mary Ward Centre of Loretto College in Toronto.


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