JPIC Communiqué JPIC - October 2021
Where To Begin?
The book, Climate Generation, Awakening to Our Children’s Future by Lorna Gold, 2019 focuses on the climate crisis we are currently facing. This article takes several passages from the chapter titled Embracing the Earth. We pass on these thoughts, now in the light of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform. Over the next several months Franciscan Voice Canada will endeavor to highlight the Laudato Si’ Action Platform and help Secular Franciscans focus on “Calling for a new way of thinking, feeling, understanding and living.” This has been the message of Pope Francis that was particularly poignant in Laudato Si’ and Fratelli Tutti encyclicals.
Where to Begin? We begin where Laudato Si’ tells us that we must repent of the ways we have harmed the planet, to acknowledge our contribution to the disfigurement and destruction of creation. Only then can we begin our ecological conversion to ask the earth, my mother for forgiveness where we neglected to protect her and forgotten to notice and appreciate her beauty.
May 6, 2020
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Despite this situation, we will continue with our Lenten journey of solidarity through a virtual Share Lent campaign. Many resources are already available on our website and in the coming days, we will provide additional activities that let you experience the spiritual renewal of Lent online and express your solidarity with those who need it the most. - D&P
Earth Day 2019
This year reflect on how you can live the Gospel way of respect for creation.
Make a commitment to act on one or more of the ways listed below. When you gather with your fraternity again, share how you are living your commitment.
Make an earnest effort to be conscious of the beauty of creation by --
Remember the Gospel says, act in secret, your Father in heaven will reward you (Mt 6:3-4)
Use Franciscan Voice Canada and the Common Good newsletter as your source for ideas and at the same time learn more about JPIC.
How can I do this? (Below embedded links from Franciscan Voice Canada will help you find some action suggestions to help your Lenten journey.)
“We can all commit to learning more about human trafficking,” .....
..... “We can commit to helping victims of human trafficking. And we can commit to tackling the systems that enable human trafficking to flourish.”
Are you or someone you know being trafficked? Is human trafficking happening in your community? Recognizing potential red flags and knowing the indicators of human trafficking is a key step in identifying more victims and helping them find the assistance they need.
Bear in mind that not all indicators will be present in all situations. The type of trafficking and the content or environment are all important to take into account.
Click here to see the full list of the signs of trafficking. Talk about it and share this in your fraternities