OUR FOUNDING VISION TODAY: PRESENT WHERE DECISIONS AFFECTING THE FUTURE OF THE POOR ARE BEING MADE

Action on behalf of justice, peace and the integrity of creation is an integral part of evangelization.
Responding to the call of the Spirit, some Oblates identify themselves with the poor, sharing their life and commitment to justice; others are present where decisions affecting the future of the poor are being made.

CC&RR, Rule 9a

Linked with the USA JPIC team is Father Séamus Finn. His Oblate ministry is involvement “where decisions affecting the future of the poor are being made.”

He is an international leader in faith consistent and socially responsible investing and serves as a consultant to investment committees. He serves as Chair of the Board of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, which deals with some of the most powerful companies in the world and invites them to become aware of their impact on the poor.

A perusal of their website http://www.iccr.org/our-approach/what-we-do-how-we-do-it broadens horizons on St Eugene’s “we must leave nothing undared” in being at the service of the poor and most abandoned.

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“Shareholders calling the world’s most powerful companies to address their impacts on the world’s most vulnerable communities.” Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility  (for translations www.ICCR.org)

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One Response to OUR FOUNDING VISION TODAY: PRESENT WHERE DECISIONS AFFECTING THE FUTURE OF THE POOR ARE BEING MADE

  1. Eleanor Rabnett, Oblate Associate says:

    I had taped the Presidential Candidate debate from Monday night and listened to it again last night to try and see what was and was not being said by both candidates. At the end of it I was left feeling empty and a little sad for I heard a great deal of fear, anger and arrogance. I did not walk away inspired in any way, nor did I walk away feeling any great hope for our US neighbours or for the world, for those who have and those who do not have.

    I have heard Father Séamus Finn speak a couple of times live and have read some of his reports. He speaks about corporate responsibility in such a way that people like me who do not know about international finance and business can understand. At the end of listening to Séamus I am left with hope that change is possible, that it can be done. I have walked away from him feeling inspired and alive. There with him and those who work with him is true strength and power and I think for brief moment Jesus and his apostles.

    Again I find myself feeling proud of this Mazenodian Family which invited me to join them. Again this morning I find myself full of gratitude that God has given me so much, that I am alive and able to hear people like Séamus Finn speak with hope and inspiration and love. It is good to be a part of the human race and even for that I give thanks.

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