"On care for our common home: A dialogue guide for Laudato Si'" is now available!

The Jesuit Forum is pleased to announce that our new resource "On care for our common home: A dialogue guide for Laudato Si'" is now available in French & English from CCCB Publications.

Written by Janet Somerville, William F. Ryan sj, Anne O'Brien gsic, and Anne-Marie Jackson, this resource for small group discussion is a colourful guide to Laudato Si’, bringing to life in photos, cartoons and stories this ground-breaking and challenging encyclical from Pope Francis. "On care for our common home: A dialogue guide for Laudato Si’" offers a way to engage in the dialogue the Pope is calling for. It comprises key quotes from the encyclical, exploration of the content and questions for groups to foster deeper engagement.

To order, call CCCB Publications at call 1-800-769-1147 or go to https://esubmitit.sjpg.com/cccb/index.aspx?component=ProductDetails&id=184-917

Join us at the 2016 World Social Forum

Please join the Jesuit Forum at the World Social Forum in Montreal from August 9-14, 2016.

The WSF is the largest annual convergence of individuals, collectives, and non profit organizations from all over the world seeking just, peaceful, and sustainable solutions to the problems of our time. As has been the case in the past, in 2016 the WSF will be an important space for Palestinian and Palestinian Solidarity groups from across the globe to come together to learn, network, and organize for an end to the occupation, the right to return, and a lasting peace. For more information, visit https://necefsabeel.ca/world-social-forum/

WSF activity descriptions can be found here: https://necefsabeel.ca/world-social-forum-activities/

Click here for the WSF Facebook event pages:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1654053474919187/

Santo Domingo Intercontinental Gathering of Social and International Ministries

The Intercontinental Gathering of Social and International Ministries held this month in the Dominican Republic was an extraordinary meeting bringing together for the first time Jesuits and those working with them from Canada, US, Mexico, Central America and the Antilles.  The working languages were Spanish and English and the lively exchanges on ecology and extractive industries, inequality, violence and migrants were thought provoking and inspiring.  Attached are two personal reflections by attendees Marco Veilleux and Fr. Eduardo Soto Parra, SJ. 

Please read more on the meeting's Facebook page. Those who attended from our province will meet to debrief and plan follow up in mid-May.

Our recent 10-day solidarity visit in Chiapas

Here is an article from the Prairie Messenger, written by Archbishop-emeritus Sylvain Lavoie, about our recent 10-day solidarity visit in Chiapas, Mexico.

http://www.prairiemessenger.ca/16_03_16/Lavoie_16_03_16.html

The trip was co-organized by Michel Andraos of the Catholic Theological Union at Chicago, Jorge S. Santiago of the Museo jTatic Samuel Council in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, and Anne-Marie Jackson of the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice.

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