A group of sisters walking together. (CND photo, 2014)
From left to right (Depending on the width of the screen, the sisters at the far right and left may not appear.):
Andrée Maheu, CND (in red),
Masuko Kanematsu, CND (in powder blue),
Mekoulou Me-Zambo Lucie, CND (in turquoise),
Akiko Usui, CND (in turquoise),
Silvia Leticia Corea Sagastume, CND (in yellow, in the centre),
Mbougoum Sophie Christine, CND (en turquoise),
Violaine Paradis, CND (in red),
Josephine Badali, CND (in yellow),
Minkoué Nzié Marthe Falie, CND (in red).
Water Justice – March 22-24, 2017. Every year Trinity Wall Street Episcopal Church in NYC hosts a conference with a theme of national and global interest. This year's theme is about water justice and includes several well-known speakers engaged in this field, one of whom is Maude Barlow. Many churches and other institutions host the event locally. In Ottawa St. Matthew's Anglican Church on Bank Street is hosting it. For more information about the schedule and host sites so far see https://www.trinitywallstreet.org/trinity-institute/2017/home. There are not many Canadian host sites and there is information on the website on how to set one up in your local area if any interest. I participated in one Institute previously and both the input and discussions with the local group gathered were very good.
The Religious in Atlantic Canada (RAC) Gathering meets annually to explore topics that have greatest bearing on our common future as religious, living and ministering in these most challenging times. Any religious women or men who wish to join this exploration are most welcome to be part of the conversation. Keep your hand on the plow, look ahead, and discover new fields! Anyone who puts their hand to the plow, and keeps looking back is not about the reign of God! Luke 9:62
I am sure we are all feeling deep sadness regarding the recent violence in the Quebec City mosque. Carl Hetu, former Development & Peace animator in Ottawa, and current Director of Canada Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) has written a very helpful op-ed piece. I encourage you to take a look at it here: http://www.cnewa.ca/default.aspx?ID=2903&pagetypeID=8&sitecode=CA&pageno=1.
Carl is a member of the JPIC Lay Network, which our JPIC (Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation) office helped to found several years ago. This is a network of lay staff working on issues of justice, peace and creation with religious communities and in religious organizations. Through such groups we are able to cross-pollinate ideas and nurture deep reflection, thus cultivating the wisdom and courage to advocate for a just peace that considers root causes.
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Sisters Silvia Leticia Corea Sagastume, CND and Minkada Onana Brigitte, CND (CND photo, 2013)
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Sister Elizabeth King, CND, and Ms Yolande Cormier, associate, walking along the shore during an Associate Relationship meeting in Pensacola, Florida, USA
(Photo Sister Marilyn Doucette, CND, 2009)