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2017 Lenten Resources

Posted on 26. Feb, 2017 by .


This year the Joliet Diocese Social Justice Coalition invites your parish to incorporate social justice into your Lenten practices. We have created a weekly social justice awareness, education, & action program called Create a Ripple. 

Ignatian Solidarity Network has created Rise Up: A Lenten Call to Solidaritya collection of unique perspectives to help us understand one another’s stories, to individually and collectively rise up to engage in the work of building a more just and peaceful world.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has created a Lent 2017 EDUCATOR’S GUIDE for Catholic school teachers and parish religious educators.

North Carolina Council of Churches provides us with Preparing The Way and A Time to Mend. These Social Justices Studies for Lent will give you new insight, new facts and information, and a way to reflect on how God calls us to live out the bible, while giving you space to reflect on your faith.

The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns has created a 2017 Lent Reflection Guide: A Journey with Gospel Non-violence. It offer reflections, questions, prayers, and actions based on each week’s Gospel reading and the written reflections and recorded discussions by the 83 Catholic peacemakers who attended the Nonviolence and Just Peace conference in Rome in April 2016.

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Franciscans for Justice Resources

Posted on 22. Feb, 2013 by .


Franciscan Resources

General Office for OFM JPIC – Rome, Italy

“The General Office for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC) at the Curia of the Friars Minor assists the Minister General and his Definitorium by animating and coordinating all that which has to do with Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation, in conformity with the General Constitutions, the General Statutes, and the decisions of General Chapters and Plenary Councils of the Order”

Franciscans International

Franciscans International is a non-governmental organisation that voices concerns at the United Nations, with and on behalf of the most vulnerable, about justice, poverty and the planet.

Franciscan Action Network

Franciscan Action Network is engaged in a long-term effort of grassroots organizing to create political change on climate change.

Troubadours of Peace Region – Secular Franciscans

Bound by the gospel of our Lord and our Rule of Life, we Secular Franciscans of the Troubadours of Peace Region, unify our presence to promote the reign of God. Believing that Jesus is present to us in the poor, the broken, and the disenfranchised; we are compelled to reach out and serve them. Together in prayers and works, we believe that we are truly a Franciscan Family seeking to deepen our sense of community by focusing our time, talents and resources with the guidance of the Holy Spirit for the greater good for all. We believe that all creatures are our sisters and brothers and are gifts from God the Father.

Holy Name Province

The pursuit of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) is one of the chief priorities of the Holy Name Province and flows naturally from the life of St. Francis and the Franciscan movement that he inspired in pursuit of the Gospel Life.

Spirit of Assisi: www.spiritodiassisi.wordpress.com

Other Resources

Just Faith Ministries

JustFaith Ministries empowers ordinary people and their communities to act on that invitation. Through workshops and programs, JustFaith Ministries helps participants to expand their commitment to social ministry within their faith communities.

Network Lobby

A Catholic leader in the global movement for justice and peace, NETWORK educates, lobbies, and organizes for economic and social transformation.

NETWORK is a progressive voice within the Catholic community that has been influencing Congress in favor of peace and justice for more than 40 years. Through lobbying and legislative advocacy, we strive to close the gap between rich and poor and to dismantle policies rooted in racism, greed and violence.

Faithful Budget

A collaboration of Christian, Jewish, Muslim and other faith communities and organizations, The Faithful Budget promotes comprehensive and compassionate budget principles that will “protect the common good, values each individual and his or her livelihood, and helps lift the burden on the poor, rather than increasing it while shielding the wealthiest from any additional sacrifice.”


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