2016 World Social Forum Opens in Montreal, Canada

Originally Published on the OMIUSA JPIC Blogspot

The forum kicked off on August 9 with several hundred people marching from La Fontaine Park to the streets of Montreal. Started in 2001 in Brazil, The World Social Forum (WSF) is the  largest gathering of civil society to discuss and find solutions to current global problems. This year’s theme is: Another world is needed. Together, it is possible.

(From Left to right) Fr. J. Antonio Ponce, OMI, Oblate JPIC; Fr. Kennedy Katongo, OMI, JPIC General Services ; Fr. Warren Brown, OMI, General Services North American Region Representative

(From Left to right) Fr. J. Antonio Ponce, OMI, Oblate JPIC; Fr. Kennedy Katongo, OMI, JPIC General Services ; Fr. Warren Brown, OMI, General Services North American Region Representative

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Frs. J. Antonio Ponce, OMI, Kennedy Katongo, OMI, and Warren Brown, OMI, march through Montreal with forum attendees.

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Fr. Kennedy Katongo, OMI watching performances on opening day of 2016 World Social Forum.

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Activists at 2016 World Social Forum

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Fr. Antonio Ponce, OMI  joins other civil society participants at World Social Forum.