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Mercy Global Presence

 

Our Mercy world is participating in the Mercy Global Presence program, a program designed to offer reflective resources to Mercy communities and networks across the world. 

 

Mercy Global Presence is an organic entity and a countercultural sign in a globalised world which has made more extreme the displacement of persons and degradation of Earth. Mercy Global Presence links congregations/institutes, individual Sisters of Mercy and Associates, partners in Mercy, and Mercy International Association in creative and energising ways.

 

Invitation

You are invited to participate, through reflection and discussion, in the use of the resources prepared around themes for each month.

Every four months the emphasis of these themes will change, but they will all maintain a related focus on the concerns of Mercy sisters and their colleagues across the world, that is, on the displacement of Persons and the degradation of Earth.

This program is an invitation to exploration and reflection and draws on the call in the new MIA Vision statement,

The program began on September 29 2019 and will run over the next two years in four Segments of four months duration. This is enabling all Mercy people around the world to participate, while respecting the summer break times of both the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

 

Segment Two Focus: Mercy
Theme 2: Mercy and the Degradation of Earth

Reflective resources have been developed, according to the themes established for each Segment of the Program and for each of the four months in those four Segments.

This month they will be available from April 29th onwards on the Mercy Global Presence microsite on the MIA website at mercyworld.org and in Mercy eNews.


A set of Posters below on the themes of Mercy Global Presence have been developed and are available for screen display or downloading for print, display, reflection and discussion.
They are available here in A3 and A4 format. Alternatively you can click on each poster below to view and download the A4 version.

Cosmos/Cosmology

Earth and Integral Ecology

People and Deep Social Change

Incarnate God in Cosmos and in Person of Jesus

 

Click here for a Timeline of Segments and Themes with associated Resources


Online (Zoom) Mercy Global Presence Meetings
Adele Howard invites you to the next upcoming meetings as follows:

Segment Two: Focus – Mercy
MAY
Theme: Degradation of Earth
Topic: Mercy Global Presence – Theme 2, Part 2

Time: May 27, 2020 04:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Join Zoom Meeting here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5970679443?pwd=ak9xMXMzemdmaHFISngrb2I0bXlRdz09
Meeting ID: 597 067 9443
Password: 297494

JUNE
Theme: Mercy and the Displacement of Persons
Topic: Mercy Global Presence – Theme 3, Part 1
Time: June 10, 2020 04:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Join Zoom Meeting here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5970679443
Meeting ID: 597 067 9443

Theme: Mercy and the Displacement of Persons
Topic: Mercy Global Presence – Theme 3, Part 2

Time: Jun 24, 2020 04:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Join Zoom Meeting here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5970679443
Meeting ID: 597 067 9443

JULY
Theme: New Foundations in Mercy
Topic: Mercy Global Presence – Theme 4, Part 1
Time: July 8, 2020 04:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Join Zoom Meeting here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5970679443
Meeting ID: 597 067 9443

Theme: New Foundations in Mercy
Topic: Mercy Global Presence – Theme 4, Part 2

Time: July 22, 2020 04:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Join Zoom Meeting here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5970679443
Meeting ID: 597 067 9443

 

Segment Three: Focus – Presence
(NB: A Zoom meeting invitation will be activated closer to the meeting dates below)

SEPTEMBER
Theme: Presence of/with/to God
Topic: Mercy Global Presence
Time: September 9, 2020 04:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Join Zoom Meeting here: COMING SOON

OCTOBER
Theme: Presence to Earth
Topic: Mercy Global Presence
Time: October 14, 2020 04:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Join Zoom Meeting here: COMING SOON

NOVEMBER
Theme: Presence in Ministry & Community
Topic: Mercy Global Presence
Time: November 11, 2020 04:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Join Zoom Meeting here: COMING SOON

DECEMBER
Theme: Presence to Self & Other
Topic: Mercy Global Presence
Time: December 9, 2020 04:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Join Zoom Meeting here: COMING SOON

 

We will be updating the meetings on this page on a regular basis, so return here for the latest information.


‘…Deeply rooted in the gospel and the legacy of Catherine McAuley, MIA seeks to gather the inspiration and energies of the Sisters of Mercy, our Associates, colleagues and partners worldwide toward the creation of a Mercy global presence’

 

In other words, we are all being invited to explore new images, new language and new theology amid the intercultural realities within and among our Mercy Congregations and Institutes.

 

In particular, across ISMAPNG, we hope this Mercy Global Presence Program is assisting us to deepen our understanding of and our response to the ‘degradation of Earth’ and to ‘the despair and suffering of many peoples’ (from our ISMAPNG Chapter Statement).  In so doing we will find new expressions of the presence of Mercy, particularly in our regional context.

 

Mission Integration is supporting the program, so if you have any questions please either contact the Mission Integration Unit on missionintegration@ismapng.org.au (telephone (02) 9564 2089) or the ISMAPNG Coordinator of Mercy Global Presence, Adele Howard rsm adele.howard@mercy.org.au