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 A monthly Newsletter of Recent Postings - January 4, 2017 

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"To live a Franciscan life rooted in the Gospel is a way of living in the world. It is a way of living that values and protects the dignity of creation with respect to our fraternal relationship. Is is a love for a gift that is freely given.” Francis of Assisi and the Future of Faith, Daniel Horan, OFM 157.
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Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation
In his message for the celebration of the Fiftieth World Day of Peace on January 1, 2017, Pope Francis chose to reflect on nonviolence as a way to peace, and has exhorted us to make active nonviolence our way of life.
Laudato Si': " 2. This sister [the earth] now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her. We have come to see ourselves as her lords and masters, entitled to plunder her at will. The violence present in our hearts, wounded by sin, is also reflected in the symptoms of sickness evident in the soil, in the water, in the air and in all forms of life. This is why the earth herself, burdened and laid waste, is among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor."


Non Violence: A style of politics for peace

+ Violence and Canadian Mining Companies

+ Harley the Gentle Homeless Man

​+ Modern-Day Slave Trade Is Flourishing

+ "Little Princes" - Trafficked Children in Nepal

CHALICE December Impact Report

Laudato Si' Calling Us To Action - 5th in Series

+ Excerpt from Understanding JPIC

+ Fair Trade Canada - happenings in 2017

+ Pope offers new beatitudes for saints of a new age

+ "The Franciscan Journey" JPIC Supplements
A special note to fraternities using The Franciscan Journey for formation: This supplement prepared by Andrew Conradi, National JPIC Animator, is an effort to integrate JPIC into formation programming using Laudato Si’ and Understanding JPIC. Check it out.

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