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Published talks from the Spring Conference of the Religious of Ireland

The Spring Conference of the Religious of Ireland (CORI) entitled, "Religious Life Evolving: Faithful and Free," has published two talks given by their keynote speakers. Sister Pat Farrell, OSF, and Sister Sandra Schneiders, IHM kindly allowed their lectures to be published in full on the CORI wesite http://www.cori.ie

The talks are entitled: 'Sustaining Transformation' and 'The Ongoing Challenge of Renewal in Contemporary Religious Life'.

Someone recommended these talks to me and I know that they gave me lots to ponder and a desire to have further conversation about them with others.

They are available on the CORI website as well as other interesting material. Enjoy the splendor of this Fall!

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A BIG Concert and a BIG Social Justice Symposium

A BIG Concert and a BIG Social Justice Symposium happened last weekend in Charlottetown celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Cooper Institute and honouring one of their deceased founding members, Father Andrew MacDonald. The concert was a delightful range of local talent, from a beautiful Creation dance by a young Aboriginal man to a toe-tapping selection of Acadian fiddling, dancing and singing by three Acadian women including Sister Marie L. Arsenault’s niece. The Symposium included a presentation by Pasma Chandra, a policy analyst from Ottawa who outlined how BIG (Basic Income Guarantee) affects democracy and work. A panel including a representative from Cooper Institute, PEI council of People with Disabilities and the Advisory Council on the Status of Women shared their perspectives on the benefits of BIG.

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Climate March Success – It took Everyone and we were there!

It took Everyone and we were there! Maura McGrath, CND, Apraham Nizibliam (CND Social Justice Network) and Monica Lambton (JPIC) are back home in Montreal after an exhilarating weekend in New York for the People's Climate March. We grouped with a dozen Blessed Sacrament CNDs and a JPIC colleague from the Sisters of Providence in Kingston to join with the thousands gathered for the Inter-Faith contingency of the March. Hundreds of thousands surrounded us on the streets and we truly felt immersed in hope and joy. We are at a KAIROS moment, we could feel it in New York, and we can see it in our work at the CND. See this link for a very short video on what happened in New York and around the world http://peoplesclimate.org/wrap-up/ Check out First Class for pictures and details on what happened at the March in New York and at the United Nations. And don't forget to send me news and pictures from the Climate March events that you participated in!

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