Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Updates on Haiti

Father Joseph Philippe is in the Capital District to bring word on what is happening in Haiti, particularly in the rural region of Fondwa where he works to empower people of all ages.

Those who've heard him remember his joy and sense of humor. But his founding of Fonkoze, now Haiti's largest microcredit organization, and his commitment to transforming rural Haiti, which includes challenging a government that does nothing for peasants, have led to his going into hiding at least twice to save his life.

Below are some of the times when you might hear him.

Monday, July 19th, 12:15 - 1pm: Conference Rooms 1 & 2 at the Pastoral Center, 40 N. Main Ave., Albany. Bring your lunch.

Tuesday, July 20, 7pm - Our Lady of Victory Church, 55 North Lake Ave., Troy

Wednesday, July 21, 6pm-potluck supper; 7pm - presentation at Rosa House, 2251 Old 6th Ave., Troy

Thursday, July 22, 6pm - potluck supper; 7pm - presentation at the Pastoral Center, 40 N. Main Ave., Albany

Saturday, July 24, 4pm and Sunday, 8, 9:30 & 11:15am - Masses at St. Clement's Church, Saratoga Springs

Please come and bring a friend.