Dear brothers and sisters in Francis and Clare, The National JPIC Committee invites you to Pray and take Action in your daily lives and to share a solidarity with the marginalized of society and denounce injustice.
For many of us, it is easy to see the need, but how do we denounce injustice? What kinds of action do we take? At the forefront of any JPIC Action Plan is the education of its members.
This month we will begin, forwarding excerpts of the excellent resource book compiled by Michael Cassidy, ofs, of St. Francis of Assisi Fraternity in PEI.
This month, let us consider the following: What should JPIC mean to us? Why should we regard it as an integral part of our Franciscan charism?
Over the next few months we will provide you with other excerpts from this Resource Book and pray and hope that you find it useful in your local and regional efforts.
This effort to educate members will only be as good as it is communicated, discussed and used. We humbly ask that all Regional and Local fraternities, include this Communiqué on their websites, newsletters, share it with their Formation Teams, and discuss it at their JPIC and fraternity meetings. In June let us remember our brothers and sisters who continue to face injustice and let us show our solidarity with them by joining them in their Awareness and Solidarity days. Find out what is happening in your community and join in.
June 15th WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY 2019 June 21 NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY 2019 (CANADA)