MIDDLE EAST: SEARCHING FOR THE WORD
At the request of the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, a group of Jesuits involved in the Middle East wrote the following text. It is primarily a call to the conscience of everybody in the light of what many Christians are living today in the Middle East.
May this text lead to exchanges and encourage all those who are concerned for the future of the peoples living in this region, to take concrete initiatives.
President’s Letter No. 3 to the CLC World Community. 2016
"As members of CLC we are walkers, on a road that surpasses our limitations and our own strengths. Our journey is to follow Christ in the midst of our everyday reality, attentive to the very urgent cries of the most marginalized."
Progressio Supplement #72: Caring for Creation
We are pleased to announce the release of Progressio Supplement #72: Caring for Creation. Developed by the CLC Ecology Commission, it stands as our community's contribution to the ongoing action in the Ecology Frontier, one of the priorities of the Lebanon World Assembly.
In it you will find reflections, stories and invitations for apostolic action by CLC members across the world, including the Amazon project. It also includes a set of 12 community meeting plans for use by groups, focusing on growing in communion with creation, as well as deepening mission and response!
We hope that you find this useful as you engage further the Ecology frontier. We encourage you to share this to persons and groups who can draw benefit from it. For feedback (comments, questions, reflections, requests) email us through email@example.com. We always appreciate hearing from you!
A platform for linking local CLC action on the Ecology Frontier
On Local Action
Our national communities have been initiating local efforts to respond to Laudato Si. Much of the efforts have been in the form of prayer and reflection spaces; in others, National assemblies have focused on the theme of Ecology, and have produced some materials and action steps for national action. Local action continues to be relevant because these give the necessary contextual and cultural characteristics for effective action.
Our Local Efforts Linked Together
Currently, through the efforts of the CLC Ecology Commission, we have linked with the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM)- a network of Catholic communities, organizations and partners who would like to unite various local and global efforts under a common platform. Common actions that we encourage CLC participation through GCCM are:
•Signing a petition for leaders to keep the temperature rise below 1.5C
•COP21 Paris Climate Summit Prayer (which can be done individually, or by communities)
•Global Climate March (Nov 29)
This is currently our platform for united action. We strongly encourage you to link your CLC activities in the Ecology Frontier (whether it be vigils, advocacy letters and other apostolic action) with this in mind, and to register as CLC groups in their website: http://catholicclimatemovement.global/take-action/ . By doing this, we connect beyond our world CLC community and move closer to actual global common action.
As local communities, we are encouraged to continue our locally discerned callings and responses to our Ecology Frontier. But know that we are part of a larger-spanning endeavor to care for our common home, through GCCM, and the larger human community.
Please do not hesitate to share your actions and invitations via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CVX-CLC-6562037665/ . And check our site for important World CLC updates: http://cvx-clc.net/
Let us continue to pray together for each other and our world.
Survey on the Frontiers
Last May 2015, in the president’s letter to the national communities, Mauricio Lopez requested all national communities to “put all your energies” into responding to a survey regarding their endeavors in the four frontiers so that “we end up with a clear picture of who we are and what we are doing at the frontiers.”
This is one of the foundations of how we can connect our apostolic efforts and learn from each others’ challenges. Let’s do this and submit by November 30, 2015.
PROJECTS: World ExCo Meeting 2015
We are pleased to bring you Projects 161: World ExCo Meeting 2015 . Kindly ensure that your community members get access to the document.
World ExCo meeting 2015
The World Executive Council will have its annual meeting in Rome from February 15-22.
Join us with your prayers.
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Mauricio López's letter to World CLC. 2014
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CLC joins Jesuit Networking
Now CLC is part of the core Group of Jesuit Networking, participating in the strategy and contributing with resources to the network
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World ExCo meeting 2014
From February 15th to 23th in Rome the new world ExCo will have its first meeting.
Join us with your prayers
Appointment of New Executive Secretary
After a long process of deliberation and discernment, The ExCo has selected a new Executive Secretary for World CLC. The couple selected for this post are Alwin and Rojean Macalalad, from the Philippines.
We also express our heartfelt thanks to the current Executive Secretary, Franklin Ibáñez and Sofía Montañez who will continue in office till the new couple arrives and officially takes over.
World ExCo letter on Syria
Our world CLC community is deeply concerned about the urgent situation in Syria.
New World Executive Council ExCo 2013-2018
President: Mauricio Lopez (Mexico)
Vice-president: Edel Churu (Kenya)
Secretary: Najat Sayegh (Lebanon)
Consultors: Denis Dobbelstein (Belgium French);Chris Hogan (Australia); Anne-Marie Brennan (USA); Josephine Shamwana-Lungu (Zambia)
Ecclesiastical assistant: P. Adolfo Nicolás sj
Vice-Ecclesiastical assistant: Luke Rodrigues sj
Executive Secretary: Franklin Ibanez and Sofia Montanez
CLC Rome accommodation project
SEEKING FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY OF WORLD CLC AND OUR APOSTOLIC WORKS
The aim of this project is one of creating long term institutional stability in the world CLC community in order to act more efficiently as an apostolic body.
25/08/2012 Our project has finished with full success. Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
This apartment will be named “Josée Gsell” (1925-1999)
presentation of the project
Meeting between the General Council of Jesuits and CLC
On Tuesday, 27 March 2012, Fr. General and his Council met with some members of the Executive Council (ExCo) of CLC. The purpose of this meeting was to explore how these two Ignatian bodies in the Church could continue their close collaboration. There was exchange of gratitude and appreciation for the constant support to one another. Then the members of the meeting looked into the various dimensions through which CLC, as a Lay Apostolic Body, could carry the Ignatian charism into all the areas such as their daily life, apostolic involvement, and responsibility for institutional works. Final discussion was on the oncoming celebration of the 450 years Jubilee of Ignatian lay communities in 2013.
© 2013: The Christian Life Community World Secretariat