Women and men religious are very involved locally in living out to the fullest their commitment to follow Christ. In this section of the website, the Canadian Religious Conference wishes to take note of their passion for humanity by making known their projects and achievements.
Connections: CRC-JPIC Ontario Network - March 2013
In this first 2013 issue of the CRC-JPIC Ontario network newsletter Connections, members of the CRC JPIC Ontario core committee offer sound perspectives on vital JPIC issues of the day in Ontario and Canada and they include in their brief articles valuable information on events and resources. They are highlighting the very informative piece by Priscilla Solomon, CSJ because it addresses the Idle No More Movement. At their annual network meeting the members chose issues raised by the INM movement as one of the three areas for engagement in the short and long term.
The main topics in this issue are:
Integrity of Creation
Open and download this PDF Document: Connections, Volume 2, Issue 1
Sowing Justice March/April 2013
Sowing Justice is a Sisters of Charity of the Imaculate Conception and Associates newsletter.
This issue informs about several upcoming events in March and April 2013:
March 8: International Women's Day
March 17: Share Lent
March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
March 22: World Water Day
March 23: Earth Hour
April 11: 50th Anniversary of Peace on Earth Encyclical
April 22: Earth Day
Open and dowload this PDF document: Sowing Justice March/April 2013
Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception participate in the “Write for Rights” initiative
Saint John, N.B., December 10, 2012: Human Rights Day 2012 brought a storm and the funeral of one of their beloved members. Yet on Dec. 10 in Saint John, N.B., 12 Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception wrote letters on behalf of prisoners of conscience as part of Amnesty International’s “Write for Rights” initiative. They were joined by three Associates of their religious community, as well as the teenage daughter of one of the inquirers into SCIC association. For most, it was their first such “write-a-thon,” though many regularly write letters advocating for social justice, peace and environmental well-being.
Throughout their 158-year history, the Sisters have focused their ministry on persons who are sick, excluded and living in poverty. Since 2010, Sisters and Associates have committed themselves “to a greater understanding of the meaning and implications of advocacy.”
SCIC photo: Sister Theresa Martz.
SC Federation Maritime Project Advocates for Systemic Change
Since 2008, the Sisters of Charity (SC) Federation Maritime Project has been advocating for women and children with a focus on safe, affordable housing and adequate social assistance. The committee also advocates for working persons living in poverty.
It is an initiative of the four Canadian-based members of the North American SC Federation: Sisters of Charity of Halifax; Sisters of St. Martha (Antigonish, N.S.); Religieuses de Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur (Moncton, N.B.) and Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception (Saint John, N.B.).
The committee is mandated by the four leadership teams and reports to the SC Federation. It also participates in Vincentian Family gatherings and initiatives advocating for systemic change. The SC Federation belongs to the worldwide, intergenerational Vincentian Family of lay leaders and women and men religious.
Connections: CRC-JPIC Ontario Network
Welcome to the first newsletter of the CRC-JPIC Network. Connections is intended as a way of achieving some of the goals the core committee set for itself.
There will be regular communication among members of the core committee about priorities and actions to be taken concerning key issues and about the information and suggested actions to be communicated to the wider Ontario network made up of the JPIC contacts from congregations and their co-workers. Connections: CRC-JPIC Ontario Network will offer links to resources (including prayer services) and will communicate notices of upcoming JPIC events. Each issue of Connections will be published on the CRC website under Workshops & Activities/Regional Activities.
Topics in this issue are :
INTEGRITY OF CREATION