Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation
The Spiritans of TransCanada are committed to the Gospel values of JUSTICE, PEACE & INTEGRITY of CREATION ( JPIC ).
Here you will find links to resources on various JPIC topics.
Pope Francis sent the world a letter. How will we SpiritansRespond?
TransCanada’s JPIC Committee presented a workshop as part of this year’s Libermann Day celebrations on the topic: “Pope Francis sent the world a letter. How will we Spiritans respond?’
Below are three short videos and the pledge card presented during this workshop. You can watch the videos in your own time and download and sign the action pledge card.
- Laudato Si' Care for our Common Home. A letter from Pope Francis
- #Film4Climate - “Three Seconds”
- Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot on the climate crisis
Climate Change Pledge Card
Pledge cards: Climate Change: What can I do?
Scroll down for links to organizations and resources the TransCanada JPIC committee recommends for those interested in furthering action for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation.
CONGREGATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT - USA
DEVELOPMENT & Peace - CARITAS CANADA: Building a world of justice
We are a democratic movement for international solidarity that supports partners in the Global South in the pursuit of alternatives to unjust social, political, economic and environmental structures.
We educate Canadians about the causes of the impoverishment of peoples and to mobilize them to act for change.
Stand for the Land
Development and Peace — Caritas Canada is beginning a new campaign cycle this year. Taking off from our Orientation Assembly in June 2022 and inspired by Pope Francis’s October 2021 address to the World Meeting of Popular Movements, we have chosen Create Hope as our guiding theme for the next five years.
To create hope in this first year, we will Stand for the Land in solidarity with our sisters and brothers who are defending their territories in the Global South by protecting their lands and waters, the environment and human life..
Laudato Si (Praise Be to You) is the second encyclical of Pope Francis, published May 24th, 2015. The encyclical has the subtitle "on care for our common home". In it, the Pope critiques consumerism and irresponsible development, laments environmental degradation and global warming, and calls all people of the world to take "swift and unified global action."
KAIROS Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
KAIROS actions to build a better world, such as e-petitions, letters to elected officials, and advocacy events are housed on the KAIROS Advocacy page.
KAIROS BLANKET EXERCISE
The KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) has been a program of KAIROS for twenty-five years. In 1996, in response to the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, the Aboriginal Rights Coalition (which became part of KAIROS in 2001) worked with Indigenous elders and educators to develop an experiential learning tool to narrate the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in a Canadian context.
NORTH AMERICAN SPIRITAN RACIAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE
We continue to update the Racial Justice Resource Page on the U.S. Spiritan website with new articles, videos and books as part of the continuing education process on race, identifying specific opportunities and actions to enrich our Spiritan mission and community life.
Pope Francis formally opened a two-year process called a “synod on synodality” for the Catholic Church on Oct. 10, 2021.
The Synod presents an invitation to return to our sources and to engage freshly with the call of the Gospel today. Synodality invites us all to consider what the early Church’s practices of walking together in discipleship, community, unity in diversity, and Spirit-led transformation, might mean for the Church today. Learn more from the resources below.
Concerned Lay Catholics Synodal Report
Synod on Synodality - National Synthesis for Canada (2022)
RESOURCES ON INDIGENOUS RESURGENCE AND RESISTANCE IN CANADA
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) where the truths of Residential School Survivors, families and communities are honoured and kept safe for future generations.
University of Manitoba - Reconciliation
Indigenous Canada offers a 12-lesson course during which students can expect to acquire a basic familiarity with Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal relationships.
The US Congregation of the Holy Spirit - Racial Justice