This is a save the date for two Saturday ZOOM gatherings for Regional JPIC animators. Fraternity animators are welcome too. The dates are 1/3/2024 and 3/16/2024. Meetings begin at 12:00PM EST and last for two hours. I won’t have agendas until closer to the events, and your input on that is welcome also. There will be break outs and time designed to hear each other. I hope you can make one or both!
The Water project grant in 2022 was awarded to the Mississippi Rapid Response Coalition, which was providing water during the Jackson, MI, water crisis. A grant was also made to the well4africa in 2022, and again this year. This is a CIOFS/YOUFRA sponsored project, with a lot of info at the CIOFS web site: https://ciofs.info/2023/03/19/well4africa-news-and-annual-report-2022/ Your input is welcome on candidates for next year’s grant/s, and I would like to include information about candidates in the After-Christmas messaging about the project.
Shortly after this I will send out a bulletin for November to the Regional Ministers and CC this list. It will of course be related to Peace. The bulletins are supposed to offer “ a Christ centered, Franciscan response to events in the World, prayer, opportunities for learning, connection, and action.” Your contributions and feedback are always welcome.
Peace and all good,
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