JPIC Course to Focus on Human Rights

Jocelyn Thomas Friar News

ROME – The Order’s General Office for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation welcomes friars to register for this year’s annual course, “The Excluded and Human Rights: Toward a Church for the Poor.”

The program is being offered April 29 to May 9 at the Pontifical University Antonianum. The 11-day course includes a variety of lectures by representatives of educational institutions and service organizations. Joseph Rozansky, OFM, director of the OFM Office for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation, will give a presentation titled “History of the Work at the General Office for JPIC” to conclude the course. Classes will be available in three languages: English, Italian and Spanish.

Friars seeking information about the course should contact Joe’s office at Those wishing to register may do so through the secretary’s office of the Antonianum. Contact information as well as course fees are provided in a flyer. The Order’s JPIC animators are asked to register not through the Antonianum, but by contacting Joe.

Information about the Order’s Office for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation can be found on the OFM website. The page offers links to publications and other available resources. A variety of resources about immigration, homelessness, human trafficking and other issues can be found in the Justice and Peace section of the HNP website.

News about JPIC events and programs through the Order can be found in Contact, the OFM JPIC newsletter. The February 2014 issue contains updates about Peru, El Salvador, Italy, and a presentation to the provincial ministers of Europe.

 Compiled by Jocelyn Thomas