Friday, October 4, 2019
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
It seems fitting that on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi we have reached the last page before the conclusion of Being Artisans of Hope in our Blessed and Broken World and it is entitled:
Giving Witness to JPIC as Artisans of Hope.
Here I will try to summarize for we were mandated by our General Chapter "to be One Body which loves, practices and gives witness to justice, peace and integrity of creation at all levels of our life and mission."
We express that more precisely as "being artisans of hope in our blessed and broken world."
While we act at the local level, we commit ourselves to do the following at the international level:
1. Coordinate JPIC efforts with regional concerns and international commissions and networks of the Society of the Sacred Heart.
2. Strengthen advocacy efforts and consolidate on-the-ground educative efforts into a more global response through the UN-NGO Office.
3. Create a 'JPIC Resource Center' to facilitate communication, networking, and exchange of resources.