Franciscan Voice Canada
Franciscan Voice Canada, a network of Secular Franciscans and their friends who are a voice for change in the areas of justice, peace and integrity of creation, according to Franciscan values in our daily lives.
The Franciscan Voice Canada (FVC) website was a Justice Peace and the Integrity of Creation initiative of the embryo National JPIC Commission (English Sector) of the National Fraternity of Canada of the Ordo Franciscanus Sæcularis (OFS - Secular Franciscan Order). FVC evolved from the National JPIC Action Plan 2012 which was affirmed by the National Chapter of Elections, 27 May 2012, following which suggestions for a website and JPIC newsletter were made by the National Minister and others.
The official JPIC structures in the OFS are presently undergoing change driven internationally by decisions of the 2017 General Chapter and in Canada of the 2018 National Chapter. Some Regional Fraternities are also considering changes.
FVC is independent; its volunteer editors are not appointed by the National Council; but consider themselves responsive to that Council. The editors ensure content is in accord with Catholic Social Doctrine especially the encyclical Laudato Si’; the OFS Rule, General Constitutions & National Statutes of Canada; the Franciscan Family and Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops JPIC initiatives, etc.
FVC is particularly concerned about the future of our Sister Mother Earth in the face of climate change, the loss of biodiversity and unequal distribution of wealth. These are the most serious problems facing future generations and call for commitment to urgent and unprecedented responses.
Learn more at Franciscan Voice Canada