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JPIC Calendar August

Posted on August 01, 2019 in: JPIC

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July 8, 2019 We, the JPIC Circle of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (all IBVMs and Companions), find the conditions and treatment of children and families seeking asylum at the U.S./ Mexico border to be deplorable, heinous and unacceptable.  We are demanding that our elected officials, the members of the U.S. Congress, provide all that is necessary to meet their needs: housing,food, clothing, physical and mental health care and safety.  It is mandatory that the necessary steps be established for them to remain in the United States while pursuing their asylum. ...

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UN Update

Posted on June 28, 2019 in: JPIC

The latest edition of "It's Your World" from the IBVM UN NGO office is now available to download.  Previous editions can be found HERE.

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St Josephine Bakhita Day

Posted on January 24, 2019 in: JPIC

St Josephine Bakhita Day
IBVM-CJ, Together Against Human Trafficking. On February 8, St Josephine Bakhita Day, the entire Mary Ward Family is invited to participate in a celebration of prayer and reflection against human trafficking.   This initiative came from the Institute’s NGO office at the United Nations, through which a network is articulated that brings together all the provinces to know the work that each one does against human trafficking.   The objective is that the sisters, associates, colleagues, friends and all the people who are part of the...

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Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Posted on January 01, 2019 in: JPIC

Human Trafficking Awareness Month
January is human trafficking month in the United States.   On January 11th, we give special remembrance to all women, children and men who are victims and survivors of this horrendous crime especially in the United States.    IBVM Corporate Stance on Human Trafficking As members of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, an international and multinational congregation of women religious, we pledge to work for the eradication of all forms of human trafficking and its causes, particularly among women and children, where we live and minister.    ...

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Contact Your State Senators & Representatives! Three Immigration Bills Anti-Registry Program Act  (SB 3488)   This bill would bar state and local agencies in Illinois from creating or participating in any program that collects personal information to use to identify state residents based on their race, religion, national origin, seual orientation, or other characteristics.   Safe Zones Bill  (SB 35) This bill would direct the Illinois Attorney General to develop model policies for courthouses, schools, and medical facilities to limit interactions with Immigration and Customs Enf...

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Social Justice Resource Center

Posted on April 30, 2018 in: JPIC

May 2018 Newsletter

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