We are pleased to announce the 2020 Border Witness Program in McAllen, Texas, the US side of the border with Reynosa, Mexico. The Border Witness Program provides a powerful, first-hand look at the human experience behind the issues as well as a critical, analytical look at the systemic issues contributing to the complexity of migration and immigration at the US-Mexico border.
Universal Human Rights Month
“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. [...] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month
"As family of the Sacred Heart, we are called to respond “as One Body,” drawing from our charism and mission as educators. This means growing in a shared vision that allows us to understand the complexity of the political, economic, and social systems that confront us; increasing awareness of how we ourselves may be complicit in injustice; and deepening practices rooted in an integral ecology." (Artisans of Hope 1)
Migration is named as one of the four major themes we are addressing internationally as one Body in the Church and in the world.
Orange Shirt Day is the day Canadians honour the indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools and commit themselves to learn more about the history of those schools.
The Washington Post report that “Most American teens are frightened by climate change, poll finds, and about 1 in 4 are taking action.”
Led by teenagers who recognize the potential threat of the global climate crisis on future generations, especially those living in poor communities most affected by climate change, the movement is striving to raise awareness to the urgency and scale of the current climate crisis.
We've pulled out some JPIC-related dates to take special note of this month.
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) by celebrating the cultures and contributions of American citizens who came from — or whose ancestors came from — Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Click here for the Hispanic Heritage Month web site that includes a wide range of educational and promotional resources
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