Today we launch the joint newsletter of JPIC International and the UN-NGO.
JPIC News and Updates
Florence de la Villeon rscj (BFN) has commenced her role in the Migrants Project of the International Union Superiors General (UISG) in Rome.
"In 2017, may we dedicate ourselves prayerfully and actively to banishing violence from our hearts, words and deeds, and to becoming nonviolent people and to building nonviolent communities that care for our common home."
(Message of Pope Francis for January 1, World Day of Peace)
"We carry within us and place before God the hopes and sorrows of many persons and peoples.... And above all, we need to pray for peace, because peace is God’s gift, and it lies with us to plead for it, embrace it, and build it every day with God’s help." ~ Pope Francis
Sunday, January 17 is World Day of Migrants and Refugees.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
"God is not indifferent! God cares about [humankind]! God does not abandon us!" (Message of Pope Francis for the World Day of Peace on January 1, 2016)
The International JPIC Coordination Committee completed its first meeting in Rome. Thank you for responding to our request for prayers and for your interest in the outcomes of the meeting.
The JPIC Coordination Committee meets for the first time from January 10–14th in Rome. This is an important step forward in our mission and we sincerely ask for your prayers.
As we welcome 2015, we also celebrate the World Day of Peace on January 1. Pope Francis has chosen as his theme, “No longer slaves, but brothers and sisters.”
Anne Corry RSCJ, our JPIC International Coordinator, gives an update on the international JPIC role and the progress over the first year.