The General Assembly of the Canadian Religious Conference will be held from May 29 to June 1, 2014, in Montreal. The theme is: Beyond Frontiers, a Call to Transformation.
"This theme, explains Yvon Pomerleau, OP, CRC Executive director, invites CRC members to take a fresh look at a reality that is now integral to our congregations as well as our ministries, that of the presence of people from diverse cultures."
An expert on intercultural issues, Father Anthony Gittins, Spiritan, will help the assembly begin a process of inner transformation designed to help the participants meet the challenges they face at the dawn of the 21st century and at a time when the CRC is celebrating its 60th anniversary.
As per the past years, a daily report will be published on the Canadian Religious Conference website.
Montreal, February 18, 2014 - Among such nominees as the young Malala Yousafzai, Pope Francis, the Amerindian chief, Robert Joseph, the African doctor, Denis Mukwege, the Palestinian doctor, Izzeldin Abuelaish, the Brazilian, Pedro Casaldaliga, the Indian, Rajagopal, the Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, the Quebec singer, Dan Bigras or any one of the 18 candidates nominated by the public, who, would you consider worthy to receive an award for his/her contribution to peace?
The Public Peace Prize was created for the event, 24 hours for World Peace, which brought together some thirty organizations and thousands or internet users during the World Day of Peace on January 1.
A total of 28 candidates have been proposed by 90 people. All are invited to cast their votes for the peacemaker/artisan for peace of their choice! You have until February 26th, 2014. Go to the 24 hours for World Peace website at http://24hoursforworldpeace.org and click on the names of your choice.
To read the press release, click on the link down below, Read more.
The Development and Peace Campaign is about to be launched. "This year’s Development and Peace Share Lent campaign is aligning itself with a global initiative of Caritas Internationalis under the theme of “One Human Family, Food for All”, launched by the Holy Father in December."
Archbishop Paul-André Durocher writes: "Our goal is to share the abundance of God’s creation with our brothers and sisters around the world so that we can end the injustice of hunger and make a place at the table for the poor."
Following the 24 Hours for World Peace Vigil, you are invited to Sign up for solidarity watch 24-365-p! 24365p.org is a brand new multilingual website dedicated to creating and sharing image-messages for world peace:
24365p.org, exists in order to actively pay attention to all the many kinds of distress that are experienced during conflict situations, injustices and exploitation. This citizens’ network without boundaries aims to make known initiatives for resolution, for reconciliation and for peace around the world.
The network behind the 24-365 Solidarity Watch for Peace mobilizes volunteers from different countries by sharing informal, caring and respectful news concerning all peoples in order to include, understand and better get to know the most marginalized or outcast individuals and groups on the planet.
It is important to subscribe via WordPress to share photos showing what is going on in your country or in a community to which you feel connected and to receive new image-messages directly in your e-mail inbox. To do so log on to 24365p.org and register your e-mail address.
Let the Celtic Landscape of Ireland speak to you... in a special Celtic Pilgrimageoffered August 11-21, 2014. Spend 10 days in the ancient Celtic Landscape of Ireland. Breathe in its depths, touch its sacredness, smell its beauty, stand in its richness and solitude and know within yourself the call to fullness of life, sing, dance, pray and be silent. Imagine and reflect in quiet places, ancient cities and sacred sites, that will give you space to know the longings of your own heart and time to let the search for meaning shape the way you live.
The members of the Lamplighters Forum are "Christians who believe in integral human and ecological justice since that is at the core of their faith." The Lamplighters Forum "focuses on the ecological duress and human distress that exists today on our beautiful planet, while introducing the power of prayer in support of actions responding to the urgent challenges."
On their website - www.earthgroaning.ca/ - you will find: Prayers of praise to God's creation, timely documents and a guide for discussion and actions.
The Volume 11, no 1 issue of the CRC Bulletin was written by the members of the Theological Commission. The theme of the next CRC General Assembly inspired the authors of the articles: Beyond Frontiers: A Call to Transformation. The General Assembly will be held from May 29 to June 1, 2014.