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Mercy e-News
Edition No. 677  |  29 June 2016
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Editor: Stage Three of the Mercy International Reflection Process (MIRP) asks us to explore the focus issues raised in our groups in response to the theme: 'The Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor', in light of biblical, theological, spiritual, ecclesial and mercy tradition - an opportunity to engage with our tradition anew

To assist us in this exploration and engagement, a number of scholars and other experts were invited to share their knowledge and insights with us through video interviews.

Anne Walsh (Communications Director MIRP) and Adele Howard rsm (MIRP Coordinator ISMAPNG) were asked by the MIRP Guiding Team to undertake this major project which they have worked on intensively over the past few months with the assistance of a small team.

This week's issue of Mercy eNews is devoted to this VOICES project which has its own microsite to provide ease of access to the video resources.

Further details of the VOICES project, how the microsite is structured and how to use the videos to advantage, can all be found on the microsite.

We invite you, over the coming weeks, to explore the microsite materials and to discover the depth and richness in the videos.

We look forward to hearing from you in due course as to how you use the short clips and/or complete interviews with your MIRP group, in other gatherings and for your personal enrichment in this Year of Mercy.

Messages to:
Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA
Elaine Wainwright rsm, Helen Diviney rsm, Anne Walsh - MIRP Guiding Team


Image: VOICES Logo. © Mercy International Association 2016. Please contact Anne Walsh regarding use of this graphic.

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MIA Reflection Process

Executive Leader Mission and Ministry
Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea

Professor Emeritus (Theology) University of Auckland

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Distinguished Research Professor
Theology Department

Georgetown University
Washington, DC

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Distinguished Professor
Department of Theology

Fordham University
Bronx, New York

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Gilbert L. Stark Professor Emerita of Christian Ethics

Yale Divinity School
New Haven, CT

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Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy
Northern Province, Ireland
Justice Coordinator for Conference of Religious of Ireland (CORI) and Irish Missionary Union (IMU)

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Professorial Fellow
Faculty of Theology and Philosophy

School of Theology
Australian Catholic University

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Provost Emerita
Distinguished Professor of Theology

St John’s University
Jamaica, New York

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Professor Emerita of language and literature and Dean Emerita of the College of Liberal Arts
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

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Irish Columban priest and

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Australian Sister of Mercy and
Biblical Scholar

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Executive Director
Mercy International Association

Dublin, Ireland

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Australian Sister of Mercy
Founding member of Rahamin Ecology Centre in Bathurst NSW

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Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy
Northern Province, Ireland

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Congregational Leadership Team
Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy

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Click on the Main Menu of Speakers page for access to the full list of our Speakers.

Choose from the list whom you want to hear first and visit that expert's personal page for their introductory and full length interviews, before returning to the main menu to make another choice.

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Choosing the Topics Menu page will enable you to access the wisdom of each of our Speakers collated by topic.

Some Speakers addressed other topics. The More Topics menu page will give you access to those responses.

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Different Ways to Access the VOICES microsite

There are a number of ways to access the VOICES microsite:

The official address for the microsite is http://www.mirpvoices.org [MIRP VOICES]. You can also find the site at http://www.mirpvideos.org [MIRP Videos].

Clicking on the VOICES graphic button on the homepage of the Mercy world.org website under MIA Initiatives will bring you to the microsite.


How to find the Mercy International Reflection Process Microsite Quickly

To locate the microsite where all materials for the process are linked—other than the materials for Stage Three, visit either of these URLs: http://www.mirprocess.org OR http://www.mirpprocess.org. Each one [both spellings] will take you to the site.

Clicking on the graphic button on the homepage of the Mercy world.org website in the main focus area or under MIA Initiatives will also bring you to the microsite.

Further Resources

Sharing this week's Mercy eNews

You are invited to forward this special issue of Mercy eNews to someone you know who will be interested in these resources. Or you can copy and paste into an email the direct link to this issue:

Filing this week's Mercy eNews

You might also find it helpful to keep this week's issue of Mercy eNews in your e-files as it is a handy 'Table of contents' to the Stage Three: VOICES microsite

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