The annual JPIC Course is organized by the JPIC Office at the General Curia of the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans), in partnership with the Pontifical University Antonianum, Rome. We have offered this course for eleven years, with a special focus on the training of new JPIC promoters in the Order. The aim of the annual JPIC Course is to provide training in the analysis of socio-environmental justice and peace issues from a variety of perspectives to participants who will use this material in their JPIC promotion work.
The Annual JPIC course is canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The OFM JPIC Office is profoundly grateful to the San Pedro Bautista Province of the Philippines and its JPIC Commission, especially, Br. Cielito Almazan, OFM, Minister Provincial, and Br. Angelito Cortez, OFM, JPIC Animator, for their cooperation and openness.
Instead of the regular course, the JPIC Office will run a series of online courses on the encyclical Laudato Si’ and integral ecology in different languages as part of the Laudato Si’ Revolution campaign. The one in English will begin in September. Visit our website, subscribe, and join us in the movement. You can register for the online course HERE.
INTERNATIONAL JPIC COURSE 2018 IN GUADALAJARA, MEXICO
The annual International JPIC Course was held in Guadalajara, Mexico from 9th to 16th April by the JPIC General Office with the collaboration of the Province of St. Francis and Santiago. This year’s theme is “Migration: Causes, Walls, and Franciscan Perspectives.” Thirteen experts on the issue, including Br. Martín Carbajo, OFM, Br. Juan Rendón, OFM and Br. Tomás González, OFM, were invited to share their expertise and experiences with 57 participants (41 friars and 12 secular Franciscans). The Course covered the issue of migration in depth with the multi-dimensional (historical, socio-political, cultural, and economic) analysis as well as the exposure to refugee shelter homes. To name some of the expositions, “The Unfair Distribution of Wealth: Social Inequality,” and “Physical and Symbolic Walls: Prejudice, Xenophobia, Fear, and Discrimination.”