The Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Office of the North American Province (NAP) was founded in 1993 in the Spirit of Founder St. Daniel Comboni who passionately trumpeted causes for justice throughout his life. Today, the working principles of the office are outlined in our Guidelines, infused in our yearly Action Plan, and aligned with Catholic Social Teaching. The modern Catholic Social Teaching has been articulated through a tradition of papal, conciliar, and episcopal documents. As a working department of the North American Province, the JPIC Office seeks a closer collaboration with Comboni provinces around the world, and especially with the Americas, our “partners in the hemisphere.” One of our main goals is to increase our participation at the United Nations through our memberships with VIVAT International and AFJN which give us a point of access. We support and work closely with these partners, Africa Faith & Justice Network (AFJN) in Washington, D.C., Africa Europe Faith & Justice Network (AEFJN) in Brussels, and VIVAT International in New York City, and with NGOs based in Washington, D.C.
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Since 2001, the World Social Forum has gathered leaders from around the world to exchange ideas, experiences, reflections, and more. The Comboni Missionaries have been part of the WSF from the beginning and this
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By: Fr. Daniele Moschetti, Comboni Missionary Introduction After independence from Britain on January 1, 1956, the southern Sudan region mostly black remained united with the North of the Sudan which is Arab
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Originally Published in Mondo e Missioni Magazine (October 2017). This article was translated from Italian to English by Father Daniele Moschetti ; edited by AFJN staff Lauren Rogers and Jacques Bahati. Permission
March for Our Lives: Staging the Biggest Gun Control Protest in a Generation. Massive demonstrations of people of all ages took place on March 24, inspiring millions to reflect on the centerpiece issue, gun reform, but also citizen safety, and the more complicated issue of mental health. Originating in Washington, D.C., where approximately 800,000 marched, the protests encompassed over 800 U.S. cities, and also world cities such as Sydney, Stockholm, London, Paris, Mauritius, Tokyo, Geneva and Berlin. The day was motivated by the deadly February 14 mass shooting that killed 17 innocent students at a Parkland, FL high school.
Powerful messages were delivered by articulate students and children, who took the lead on the March for Our Lives, most of whom had experienced gun violence in some way. From Emma Gonzalez, the Parkland High School senior, came a demonstration of the power of silence. She spoke for a couple of minutes and then remained silent until an alarm went off; a total of six minutes and 20 seconds had passed, just the amount of time the killer took to gun down the students. There were very candid statements on thousands of posters. The sign to the right listed the places where 526 were killed, and 1424 wounded by guns, since 2005. Read March for Our Lives: Six key takeaways from the U.S. gun control rallies, (BBC, with a video clip), here.