All around us, it feels we are living in a time of both grief and resurrection.
The great James Baldwin once wrote, "people are trapped in history and history is trapped in them." I have been thinking about history quite a bit lately, as we bring our celebrations of Black History Month to a close and enter into Women's History Month. History is much on our minds these days. Baldwin is right: we are, each of us, creatures of our cultural history. We cannot escape it: the best we can do is to become aware of it, and to be intentional about how we allow that history to determine our actions.
We are pleased to announce the inaugural JPIC Commission for the United States -- Canada Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart. The Commission has been charged with the work of coordinating an integrative approach to education, information, and advocacy on matters of Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation in all areas across the Province, and developing a number of JPIC Learning Hubs to develop and promote opportunities for broad-based engagement in this work.
I send you my warmest greetings as we enter into these first cold days of February!
The Office of Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation in the Stuart Center for Mission
is proud to present three events in February in honor of Black History Month.
Learn more and register at this link: https://stuartcenter.org/webform/BHM2023
All are welcome!
The Stuart Center prays for peace in our democracy on the anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection
The Stuart Center was well represented at events in Washington, DC commemorating the second anniversary of the insurrection attempt on January 6, 2021.
The December 2022 "Justice in the Heart" newsletter from the JPIC Office is now available!
In this issue, JPIC Coordinator Megan Wilson-Reitz reflects on the Feast of the Holy Innocents (December 28) and what it means for the innocents who suffer -- and our own work for justice -- today.
Read this month's newsletter here.
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CEDC is thrilled to announce that 4 of the 6 graphic design pieces entered in the 59th Annual GDUSA Design Awards are winning pieces. Of over 10K+ entries less than 10% are recognized as winning pieces. We are especially pleased that 3 of the winning pieces were in a new category called "Designing for Good":
As the Society of the Sacred Heart around the world enters into the joyful anticipation of the Advent season, our JPIC office is delighted to share weekly Advent Prayer Guides for each week of Advent 2022, distributed by the JPIC International team.
This year's Prayer Guides are written by members of the Probation Group who are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their final vows this year.
First Week of Advent:
Contemplating the Beauty of Creation (Benedicte Goorissen rscj, Belgium-France-Netherlands)
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