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Become an animator

This week’s JPIC Blog offers an opportunity for formation as a Laudato Si animator. This was recommended by the Society of Mary's Superior-General and Council in 2022 as a concrete way to support a major call of Pope Francis in our day. Go to the Blog: click here.                          [Mar 20]

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Anei's witness

This week's JPIC Blog has been submitted by Br Ivan Vodopivec SM at the request of Anei, a South-Sudanese refugee, who made it to England. Anei asked to have his story told. Go to the Blog: click here.                            [Mar 13]

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Care for our Oceans

This week's JPIC Blog is week is the work of Fr Donato Kivi SM in his presentation to the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania in their recent gathering in Suva. Go to the Blog: click here.                             [Mar 06]

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This week's JPIC Blog comes from Cameroonian Marist seminarian, Philippe Essomba, experiencing 'interculturality' at close quarters. Go to the Blog (French & English): click here.                             [Feb 27] 

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Our common home

This week's JPIC Blog is a resource recommended by Fr Petero Matairatu SM, Director of Marist Training Centre, Tutu, Fiji.

The fruit of a common endeavor between the Vatican Dicastery of Integral Human Development and the Stockholm Environment Institute, it is useful for groups, parishes, schools in addressing current issues in ‘Our Common Home’.

To download the resource in English, click here.  For multiple languages of the resource on the website of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development  click here. To go to the Blog (English and French), click here.                               [Feb 20]

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Youth and Technology

This week's JPIC Blog is written by a Marist seminarian, Didier Binidi, from St Peter Chanel Formation House, Yaoundé, Cameroon. It has been published in the community's journal and typifies the interest of young Marists in JPIC issues. Go to the Blog: click here.                       [Feb 13]

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Sacrifice Zones and Green Lies

This week's JPIC Blog comes from Fr Peter Healy SM, a sobering commentary on contemporary movements in ecology. Go to the Blog: click here.                             [Jan 30] 

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Protecting biodiversity

This week's JPIC Blog features the recent COP 15 Landmark Biodiversity Agreement on protecting biodiversity. Go to the Blog: click here.                              [Jan 24]

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Benedict XVI: social teachings

This week's JPIC Blog is a PowerPoint prepared by Fr Vincent Anes CMF on the social teaching of Pope Benedict XVI. He comments: 'We thank God for the gift of this Pope to the Church. Along with his significant life and mission, he has made distinctive contributions to the social teachings of the Church'.  A summary of his encyclicals Deus Caritas Est and Caritas in Veritate, the PowerPoint is also available in French, Italian and Spanish.  To download English version, click here.                                  [Jan 16]

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Child labour: now and then

This week's JPIC Blog comes from Fr Jim Carty SM, a sober reflection on modern links with an age-old crime. Go to the Blog: click here.                         [Jan 09]

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In darkness, a light

The Marist International JPIC Blog is coordinated weekly by Fr Ben McKenna with French translations by Fr Jean-Bernard Jolly. In their Christmas-New Year message, they say 'The light comes upon us, as we see war, injustice, and violence against the humble all over this world. Blessings on you, your family, and your community for the Christmas time and the approaching New Year.'

Their greeting includes a prayer and image from New Zealand and Australian Marists, Frs Peter Healy and Jim Carty:  click here..                               [Jan 02, 2023] 

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