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Justice, Peace & the Integrity of Creation

Office Updates

In the wake of yet another mass shooting at an American school, the leadership of the Society of the Sacred Heart in the Unites States-Canada Province joins its voice to those of the surviving students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and people of good will from all faiths across this country who are demanding an end to the legislative paralysis that prevent common sense gun control from being enacted in this country.

First, I want to thank each one of you throughout the Sacred Heart Family who held me in prayer on February 27th as I joined with 41 other women religious, priests and laypeople in an act of civil disobedience in support of the Dreamers. Although it was my first time ever getting arrested, I found it was a deeply moving experience to spend an entire day engaged in such a well-planned and carefully choreographed act of solidarity.

Human Trafficking experts agree that there is an uptick in human trafficking around big sporting events but they want to caution us not to get lulled into thinking that it is an issue that can be addressed on only one day of the year.

The International Office of Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation in Rome has invited the USC Province (and all Provinces around the world) to participate in a six month reflection process to help set the agenda for an international JPIC meeting to be held in the Philippines in November of 2018. You can join the  160 RSCJ, Associates, Alums, Collaborators and Network members have siged up by clicking on the link below . (Please click on the Title of the update to read the full article.)

Please join the Franciscan Action Network and the Stuart Center of the Society of the Sacred Heart for Mass, dinner and fellowship on January 10th, February 7th and March 7th 5:30 to 8 PM

Taize Prayer will be offered on Sunday January 14th  and Sunday March 11th from 4-5:30 PM  at the Stuart Center (821 Varnum St.NE). 

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