JPIC August Symposium – Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

JPIC August Symposium

The Cry of the Earth is The Cry of the Poor: The new faces of poverty

Dear Friends,

The Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC) offices of OMI USA and OMI Lacombe Canada are pleased to invite you to attend a Symposium entitled “The Cry of the Earth is the Cry of the Poor, the New Faces of Poverty”.

This event will be held in Rm 120 of the Laframboise building at St Paul University, 223 Main St. Ottawa on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. It will be an opportunity to engage in the work of the Church and the Oblate order to tackle poverty and fight for social justice and environmental protection.

The day will include panel discussions entitled:

• Oblates are called today to embrace the new faces of the poor

• “Evangelii Gaudium” and “Laudato Si” as a true ecological and social approach to the new faces of poverty

• Responses to the demands of the new faces of the poor from the spirituality of “Laudato Si”

It is a pleasure to welcome our special guest speaker for the day, Sister Linda Gibler, OP, assistant professor of science and religion, associate academic dean of the Oblate school of Theology, Texas.

The presentations will highlight the relationships between poverty, ecology and climate change, the quality of the social condition and the responsibility and role of the church and other religious groups in promoting social justice. There will be formal opportunities for questions and discussion.

Note: There is no cost to attend this event; however donations will be accepted. Parking is limited and available at $10 for the day and lunch will be provided.

To register, please click here

For more information about the event and to register, please feel free to contact Fernanda de Castro, JPIC Office ( or 613-236-1393 ext.2661), Saint Paul University.

Final Program

When: Wednesday, August 30th – 9am – 4pm

Where: Saint Paul University – 223 Main Street – Salle Laframboise (L120) – Ottawa, ON

9:00 a.m. Registration

9:30 a.m. Welcome: Mme. Chantal Beauvais, Rector St. Paul University and Leonardo Rego JPIC OMI Lacombe

9:40 a.m. Objectives: Antonio Ponce O.M.I. JPIC USA

9:45 a.m. Panel: Oblates are called today to embrace the new faces of the poor

– Father Gilberto Pinon, O.M.I.

– Father Seamus Finn, O.M.I.

Moderator: TBC

10:15 a.m. Questions and Facilitated Discussion

10:45 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. Guest Speaker: “Laudato Si” as a true ecological and social approach to the new faces of poverty

• Sister Linda Gibler O.P. Assistant Professor of Science and Religion, Associate Academic Dean, Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio.

Moderator: Chantal Beauvais, Rector St. Paul University

12:00 noon Questions and Facilitated Discussion

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