Lauren Rainford from UPEI Global Brigades is receiving a sponsor donation from the Sisters of St. Martha to assist her group in travelling to Honduras in June 2022 to volunteer alongside medical professionals at a local clinic.
Global Brigades is a student-led global health and sustainable development program.
This is UPEI ‘s first ever service project abroad.
Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception, New Brunswick
Coordinator of Earth Justice Ministry
The Sisters of St. Martha of Prince Edward Island and the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception of New Brunswick are seeking a full-time Coordinator for Earth Justice Ministry.
Social and ecological justice are essential values to our Congregations. The Coordinator will enable us to move into the future with renewed energy and commitment to continue to promote these values through education, advocacy and deepening our scientific and theological understanding that leads to action.
The Coordinator creates and facilitates learning opportunities, experiences, methods and processes; coordinates actions directed by each of our Earth Justice Committees; and represents both congregations at regional and national conferences and public events related to social and ecological justice.
The successful candidate will have post-secondary education with a preference for a BA or MA degree in a related field. Studies in Adult Education is an asset. This position requires 3 to 5 years of experience in justice, ecology or a related area; excellent written and oral communication skills, a working knowledge of Office 365, as well as IT and social media skills. A good working knowledge or an openness to learn about Catholic Social Teaching and the Living Universe Story is preferred. Some travelling will be required for this position.
If you possess the desired qualifications and would like to apply, please email Sister Gemma Dunn firstname.lastname@example.org or Sister Mary Beth McCurdy email@example.com for more information about the position and about the Earth Justice Ministry. Your emailed application should be saved as one PDF file and contain cover letter, resume and three reference names with contact information.
Please include Coordinator Social/Ecological Justice in the subject line.
The Ismael family of Taleb, Kifah, Yazan, Sara and Daniel celebrated their citizenship ceremony, Tuesday November 23, via zoom with a total of 75 participants. They were Permanent Residents for over 4 years since they arrived from Syria as refugees in March of 2017.
Sisters Debbie and Gemma were at the Ismael home to witness the ceremony.
This was a joyful experience as they took the oath of allegiance and sang O Canada with gusto!
Judge Mahoney from Halifax presided over the ceremony and she gave them a wonderful welcome as well as talked to everyone about the rights and responsibilities as Canadian citizens.
At the end of the ceremony each family had time to get a photo with the judge on computer.
Later on Friday, November 26 a group of Sisters gathered at 47 Conamore Drive to celebrate with them in person.
It was a red and white party with all finger foods in red and white and a beautiful Canadian Welcome cake for all to enjoy.
The Sisters were delighted to celebrate this milestone in the family’s journey.