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JPIC Calendar October

Posted on October 01, 2019 in: JPIC

Download the JPIC Calendar HERE  

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STOP Trafficking in Persons!

Posted on September 01, 2019 in: JPIC

Human trafficking is an extreme human rights violation and an impediment to the United Nations Sustainable Goal as recognized in Agenda 2020 target 16.2.  In the weeks to come, we ask you to respond to the each of the five A’S  - Adopt, Attend, Adhere, Allocate, Address demand. ADOPT an action-oriented approach to prevent human trafficking, which recognizes the systemic issues that create vulnerability to exploitation, especially in women and children.  Respond to these vulnerabilities through gender-sensitive, age-appropriate strategies throughout a person’s life...

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Better Companies, Better World

Posted on August 20, 2019 in: JPIC

Adapted from Better Companies, Better World            by Linda Haydock, SNJM A powerful alliance is formed when religious women and men, ecumenical and interfaith groups, and non-profit partners bring their faith to bear in boardroom of the largest corporations in the world. In twenty years, there are many accomplishments in addressing human trafficking through share holder advocacy. Four areas are noteworthy: Hotels/Airports: The result of partnerships that have been devoted to addressing sex trafficking taking place in hotels and through airline travel is remark...

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Statement on Border Abuse

Posted on July 08, 2019 in: JPIC

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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JPIC Circle Focus Statement

Posted on October 14, 2018 in: JPIC

JPIC Circle Focus Statement As IBVMs, who are contemplatives in action, we commit ourselves to be "in communio" with each other and all God's creation, as instruments of justice, peace and reconciliation: specifically regarding immigration, human trafficking, and the U.N. Sustainable Developmental Goals.  The rights of women and children are central to our specific concern.

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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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