Social Justice Monthly Newsletter
JPIC Corner is a monthly social justice E-Newsletter of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. It is sent free of charge to persons who ask to receive it. If you would like to receive JPIC Corner, please sign up using the form to your right.
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JPIC stands for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation.
*Please note that our newsletters often contain links to external websites. The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart are not responsible for the content of these websites and offer these links solely for informational purposes.
JPIC Corner October 2010hot! 10/29/2010 Hits: 1432
Substance Use and Abuse
This issue focuses on alcohol and substance abuse. Articles include "Substance Abuse," "Why Do People Start Abusing Alcohol and Drugs? (And How Religion Can Help)," "Talk to Your Kids," "Starting with Ourselves," "Recognizing the Real Harm: Substance Use Doesn’t Only Affect Me," and more.There are also several links for people interested in learning more about the effects of drugs, where to seek support, and how to talk to their children about drug use and underage drinking.
Our Newsletters often contain links to external websites. The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart are not responsible for the content of these websites and offer these links solely for informational purposes.
JPIC Corner September 2010hot! 09/28/2010 Hits: 1385
This issue focuses on teenage pregnancy Articles include "Teenage Pregnancy," "Recognizing the Real Harm in Early Sexual Activity," "Teenage Pregnancy and the Cycle of Poverty," "Recognize Unhealthy Relationships," "Being 'Pro-Life': Supporting Teen Parents," "Not Just about Saying 'No': Saying 'Yes' to a Better Future," "A Healthy Parent-Child Relationship Reduces Risk of Teenage Pregnancy," and more.
Our Newsletters often contain links to external websites. The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart are not responsible for the content of these websites and offer these links solely for informational purposes. Please remember that the Catholic Church teaches that sexual intimacy is a gift which has both procreative and unitive aspects and which is designed to be shared only within the marital relationship. Furthermore, Catholic teaching prohibits the use of artificial contraception. If you have questions about the Church’s teaching on marriage and sexual intimacy, please consult your parish priest or ask a Missionary of the Sacred Heart.
JPIC Corner August 2010hot! 08/26/2010 Hits: 1281
Caring for God's Creation
This issue focuses on the Catholic Social Teaching principle of stewardship of creation. Articles include "Ecology," "Taking Care of Creation, Taking Care of Ourselves," and "What Does It Mean to Be a Good Steward?" as well as various ideas for ways to become a better steward of the earth and its resources.
JPIC Corner July 2010hot! 07/22/2010 Hits: 1351
Hate in the USA
This issue focuses on hate groups and underlying attitudes that disrespect the dignity of the person. Articles include "Hate Groups," "The Christian Response to Hate Groups," "Combating Hate by Celebrating Diversity," "The Problem with 'Positive' Stereotypes," "Discrimination: Note Just a Problem of the Past," A Note About Gossip," "Tips to Promote Peace and Tolerance" and more.
JPIC Corner June 2010hot! 06/18/2010 Hits: 1286
The Burden of Debt
This issue focuses on the burden of debts, internationally and nationally. Articles include "The Jubilee Hope" (Coordinator's Note), "Debt Entanglement in the USA," "How Much Does that TV Really Cost?" "The True Cost of Making Minimum Payments," "The Danger of Payday Loans," "Tips for Avoiding Debt Entanglement*," and more!
*The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart do not offer financial advice. Any tips included in this newsletter are general, common-sense suggestions designed to help you think of ways you can avoid the trap of debt entanglement.
JPIC Corner May 2010hot! 05/15/2010 Hits: 1285
The Dignity of Human Work
This issue focuses on the dignity of human work and the dignity of workers. Articles include "Workplace Injuries and Illnesses," "Balancing the Roles of Employee and Parent," and "Fair Trade: Protecting Workers' Dignity".
JPIC Corner April 2010hot! 04/16/2010 Hits: 1312
Blessing or Burden? Human Dignity and End of Life Issues
Articles include "Health Care, Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide," "Responding to Suffering," "Health Care: Beyond Health Insurance, "Dignity of Life and the "Burden" of Dependency," and "Blessing or Burden? Affirming the Dignity of the Elderly and the Ill."
JPIC Corner March 2010hot! 03/12/2010 Hits: 1301
Injustices in Our Justice System
This issues focuses on the death penalty and other injustices in the legal system. Articles include "Legal Represenation and Wrongful Convictions", "Police Discretion and Racial Profiling", and "What Happens After Prison?".
JPIC Corner February 2010hot! 02/11/2010 Hits: 1365
This issue focuses on the importance of hope and solidarity as we continue the work for justice. Articles include "A Lesson of Hope from Haiti," "Hope and Justice," and "3 Ways to Show Solidarity in Everyday Life".
JPIC Corner January 2010hot! 01/19/2010 Hits: 1536
An introduction to the Culture of Life. Focus on respecting life without judging people. Resources for a healthy pregnancy and for women facing an unexpected pregnancy, suggestions for how to respond to a loved one who is facing a crisis pregnancy or is emotionally affected by abortion, and much more.
JPIC Corner December 2009hot! 12/09/2009 Hits: 1384
Focus on solidarity, community outreach and community building. Find out some of the ways that MSC help build stronger communities and get ideas for how you can join the labor for peace through community outreach.
JPIC Corner November 2009hot! 11/16/2009 Hits: 1521
Gratitude and the importance of volunteering. Special focus on hunger and homelessness, particularly in the United States.
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