Curious about what other ministries in the Province are doing for justice and peace causes? A new page on the HNP website offers descriptions of local efforts on initiatives that are important to Franciscans: ecology, immigration, community gardens and others.
The HNP Office for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation has added this new section to allow ministries from New England to Florida to share their programs and plans.
The page — Care for Creation Efforts — was made live just before Easter.
An email distributed on April 22 to the Province’s JPIC local contacts described the resource: “We have enhanced the JPIC page of the HNP website with the first of what will be a number of pages that illustrate some of the ministry efforts going on throughout the Province. We want to allow you, as JPIC local contacts, to see what your counterparts are doing and to share your own efforts. We hope these pages — found in the JPIC in Action section of the Justice and Peace page — will allow you to better connect and to enrich your own ministry efforts.”
“In honor of Earth Day, we have begun by displaying some of the Care for Creation Efforts taken on by a few of our ministry sites,” said Fran Eskin-Royer of the Province’s JPIC Office.
Three types of efforts are included on the page: educational and formative programs, advocacy efforts and direct service work.
Friars and partners-in-ministry who would like to add an effort to the page should contact Eskin-Royer. She asks that contributors include the name of the effort, a brief description and a contact name and email address. When details about the efforts are posted on local ministry sites, links also are appreciated.
These new website resources will “enable Franciscan-hearted people to find shared efforts as well as camaraderie,” said Russell Testa, director of the Province’s JPIC Office.