JPIC Leaders Offer Workshop on Difficult Issues

HNP Communications Around the Province

WASHINGTON  — Registration for the JPIC office’s “Fostering Civil Conversation on Difficult Issues” Rhode Island workshop will be open through Friday, Jan. 14.

The program, which is the second of two being offered by Holy Name Province, will take place on Jan. 22 at Brown University in Providence, R.I. The first workshop is scheduled for Jan. 15 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Raleigh, N.C.

According to a flyer distributed by the JPIC Office, the program, which will use immigration as its sample topic, “will offer participants the chance to develop and deepen their skills in fostering civil dialogue and participants will leave at the end of the day better prepared to demonstrate this component of our Franciscan charism in the world.”

The HNP Office for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation and Catholic Relief Services have teamed up to create this workshop to help local ministries hold positive conversations about “hot topics,” said Russell Testa, director of the Province’s JPIC Office, based in Washington. The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is $50. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Information is available through the JPIC Office via e-mail at and phone at 202-527-7561. Interested attendees can register by filling out the form included with the flyer.