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JPIC US Region

JPIC Calendar September 2021

Posted on September 01, 2021 in: JPIC US Region

Download this month's JPIC calendar below.    

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JPIC Awards Grant to HHH

Posted on May 19, 2021 in: JPIC US Region

JPIC Awards Grant to HHH
Harmony Hope and Healing is a Chicago non-profit where vulnerable individuals can rebuild themselves through the restorative power of music.  Started in 2003 by Marge Nykaza, our connection to HHH was there right from the start.  Marge was in grad school and began a program at St...

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How Catholic Sisters are Helping to Save the Earth -- and You Can Too Sponsored by Global Sisters Report Presented by Sr. Sheila Kinsey and Sr. Melinda Roper Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2 p.m. Central Catholic sisters have long been involved in efforts to protect the environment, address climate change and care for creation. Join Sr. Sheila Kinsey from Rome and Sr. Melinda Roper from Darien...

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US Capitol Violence

Posted on January 10, 2021 in: JPIC US Region

Statement Regarding January 6, 2021 US Capitol Violence In keeping with Mary Ward’s call and charism of freedom, justice and integrity, we her community, the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, join with more than 1300 other leaders of Catholic sisters nationwide as we make this statement: We, the Leadership of the IBVM, join with LCWR and with the world in praying for peace after wi...

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News From South Sudan

Posted on January 05, 2021 in: JPIC US Region

Learn more about the IBVM ministry in Loreto Rumbek, South Sudan.  The ministry continues to thrive under the leadership of Orla Treasy, IBVM and her wonderful staff!    The First Annual Report is available for us all .  Enjoy.

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Mary Ward JPIC Newsletter

Posted on November 30, 2020 in: JPIC US Region

Mary Ward JPIC Newsletter
The current newsletter from the MW JPIC office in Rome is available below.

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Webinar on Human Trafficking
This webinar taking place Thursday, July 30 at 12 PM CDT online.  Click the link to register!  https://usccb.clickmeeting.com/811114759/register

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Lent 2020

Posted on February 28, 2020 in: JPIC US Region

Lent 2020 has begun and we would like to share this Living Laudato Si' 2020: Living a Laudato Si' Lent publication with you.  

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#givingtuesday 2019

Posted on December 04, 2019 in: JPIC US Region

#givingtuesday 2019
  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!  We raised over $4000 for our #givingtuesday campaign to support the Kino Border Initiative.  We couldn't have done it without you!  Thank you to everyone who donated.  We appreciate your support so very much.  ...

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New JPIC Section on Website!

Posted on October 20, 2019 in: JPIC US Region

New JPIC Section on Website!
The JPIC Core Circle is pleased to announce the release of a new section dedicated to Justice and Peace.  You are invivted to explore the pages and learn about the work that is being done throughout the Province and how you can join the efforts.  Click here  to view the  JPI...

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STOP Trafficking in Persons!

Posted on September 01, 2019 in: JPIC US Region

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 recogni...

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Better Companies, Better World

Posted on August 20, 2019 in: JPIC US Region

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 tr...

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Statement on Border Abuse

Posted on July 08, 2019 in: JPIC US Region

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...

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UN Update

Posted on June 28, 2019 in: JPIC US Region

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 US Region

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 t...

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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 o...

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JPIC Circle Focus Statement

Posted on October 14, 2018 in: JPIC US Region

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 conce...

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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...

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May 2018 Newsletter

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