Seven RSCJs in Rome from the communities of probation, the Villa Lante, and the Mother House participated in "Rome Half Marathon VIA PACIS" on 17th September 2017.
JPIC News and Updates
Sheila Smith rscj and Anne Corry rscj attended the UN Fifth Thematic Consultation on the Global Compact on Migration, which was held in Vienna on 5th September 2017.
"Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit, or destination for victims.... This year the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has chosen ‘act to protect and assist trafficked persons’ as the focus of the World Day."
Today we launch the joint newsletter of JPIC International and the UN-NGO.
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.