JPIC’s Webinar Attracts Youth Ministry Leaders

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WASHINGTON — Representatives from more than 20 Holy Name Province ministries participated in the March 4 ”Franciscan Care for Creation Religious Education & Youth Ministry Resource” Webinar, the second Web conference sponsored by the Province.

Russell Testa, director of the HNP Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation, moderated. Panelists included Katherine Feeley, SND, of the Center of Concern’s Education for Justice project, Christine Miesowicz, of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Raleigh, N.C., Candice Harris of Catholic Relief Services, and Christy Elliott, the Franciscan Action Network’s Christian action fellow.

Resources Online
“The HNP JPIC Directorate and JPIC Office wish to thank the HNP Evangelization Directorate as well as Catholic Relief Services for their part in helping to bring this resource to fruition,” said Testa.

Information about the topics discussed in the Web conference is available online. Viewers must register by giving an e-mail address, said Fran Eskin-Royer, senior staff assistant at the JPIC office. Information about the Web conference can also be found on the FAN Web site.

Holy Name Province is one of more than 45 institutional members of the two-year-old Franciscan Action Network.

Questions and comments about the Webinar are welcomed by Testa, who can be reached at

Upcoming Events
Testa encourages participation in two upcoming events:
· March 18 to 21 Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington, D.C. 
· The Province’s annual JPIC Local Contacts Retreat June 25 to 27, at St. Francis Springs Prayer Center just 
outside Greensboro, N.C. Best practices and successes, as well as challenges, will be discussed at the retreat,
along with networking and planning for the Chapter 2011.

Testa is visiting HNP ministries to review their JPIC programs. In the coming weeks, he will visit ministries in Upstate New York and North Carolina.