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Upcoming Conference Hosted by CWR

Communicators for Women Religious (CWR) is hosting its upcoming conference, October 6–9, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Presentations and breakout sessions will focus on the conference theme: “Spirit of the Wind: Spirit of the Message.” The annual conference is an opportunity to meet others in congregational ministry from across the United States and Canada.

CWR invites you and any colleagues involved with advancing the mission of women religious to attend this year’s conference at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque. Well known author and spiritual writer Father Richard Rohr, OFM, will give the keynote address, “Becoming Contemplative Communicators.” Workshop presenters will focus on how-to aspects of communication.

Open and download the following documents:
Letter of invitation
The Conferenre Brochure

To learn more about CWR visit their website at: 
http://c4wr.org/

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Canadian Forum on Theology and Education: An Update

The Canadian Forum on Theology and Education will take place on April 1 and 2nd, 2016 at St. Joseph's Ukrainian Catholic Conference Centre, 300 River Oaks Blvd. East, Oakville, Ontario.

The two speakers will be Joan Chittister OSB and Diarmuid O'Murchu MSC. They will speak on the theme of Evolution and the Spiritual Life: Exploring Changing Images of God and the Implications for Daily Life and Spirituality. 

For further information and to register, open and download this PDF document: Canadian Forum on Theology and Education 2016

Register NOW at http://www.cfotae.ca/Registration-Future.php to guarantee registration. Fewer than 100 places available.

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Joint Ecological Ministry

Joint Ecological Ministry (JEM) is a collaboration of religious communities and partners using their resources to promote caring for Creation and living within planetary limits.

JEM’s first action was to call together leaders, treasurers, and JPIC representatives of religious communities to reflect on how we can use our resources to influence companies and their carbon emissions. 

JEM also engages religious communities on-line through the sharing of resources and possible actions – for example, an ecumenical letter to the federal Minister of Finance calling for action on a carbon price which was signed by 37 religious communities in April of 2015.

If you are interested in joining JEM and if you wish to receive e-mails from JEM regarding upcoming actions and gatherings, please send your e-mail address to: jemcanada@outlook.com

“On climate change, there is a clear, definitive and ineluctable ethical imperative to act.” — Pope Francis

Open and download this PDF document: Joint Ecological Ministry (JEM)​ 

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New Video Series: “Cultivating and Caring for Creation”

Roman Catholic Television has launch a12 new on-line videos and study guides series on the environment “Cultivating and Caring for Creation”. 

Produced by greenspirittv.com (GSTV), a participant in romancatholictv.com (RCTV), “Cultivating and Caring for Creation” is narrated by Bishop Donald Bolen, chair of Justice and Peace, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and includes content from several Canadian Catholic eco justice leaders.

This is a timely series with the issuing of the Encyclical of Pope Francis Praise be to the Lord. It can serve as a backgrounder to Catholic thought and action on eco justice.

For links to GSTV videos and lesson log on to greenspirittv.com.

For videos only: https://www.youtube.com/user/greenspirittv

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Gift Box Project Focuses on Human Trafficking in Ontario

Toronto, May 21, 2015 Press Release: Faith Alliance to End Human Trafficking, a project born out of Catholic Religious congregations in and around Toronto, is launching the Gift Box project.

"Faith communities are working together to launch a project that will unwrap the truth about human trafficking in our province and our country. The unique GIFT Box experience will be introduced to Canada for the first time this summer by Faith Alliance to End Human Trafficking with a goal to end human trafficking by creating awareness and inspiring action.

The oversized GIFT Box – designed by students at Toronto’s OCAD University – will be a walk-in piece of public art that draws people in with the same false promises traffickers use to entice their victims. Once inside the Box, the truth is unwrapped as visitors are introduced to the devastating realities of human trafficking, told through the voices of those who have lived experience. 

The Cathedral Church of St. James at King and Church Street in Toronto will be host to the Gift Box when it’s launched just before the start of the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games."

To learn more, please visit their website at: www.faithalliance.ca

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Highlights

CRC-JPIC Connections - May 2015 Issue

The CRC-JPIC Connections is published by the core committee of the CRC-JPIC Ontario network. 

The main topics of the May 2015 issue are:

  • Creative Gift Box Highlights Human Trafficking
  • Indigenous Rights - Post-resurrection: A Time for Reconciliation
  • Peacebuilding in the Middle East
  • Ending Poverty in Canada: A Dream or a Reality?
  • Energy and Climate Change Linked

Open and download the PDF Document: Connections, May 2015

 

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CRC Bulletin, Volume 12, Issue 2 - Spring/Summer 2015

The Year of Consecrated Life provides a good opportunity to stop and reflect on religious life. It is the main topic of this issue of the CRC Bulletin.

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CRC Bulletin, Volume 11, Issue 3 - Fall 2014

The Radical Welcoming of the Other is the central theme of this issue of the CRC Bulletin. This theme was chosen as a follow-up to the CRC 2014 General Assembly.

In the editorial, Sister Rita Larivée, SSA, states that "the CRC 2014 General Assembly challenged us to intercultural living and summoned us to navigate cultural boundaries for the sake of mission in our world today. Fr. Anthony J. Gittins, CSSP, emphasizes that invitation to and inclusion of community members from cultures that are not our own are not enough for today; we must arrive at radical welcome of the other within our midst."

To access the CRC Bulletin click on this link:
CRC Bulletin, Volume 11, Issue 3 - Fall 2014

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