Family and Society - North

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Gwich'in Settlement Area, Sahtu Settlement Area, Dehcho Region, North Slave Region, South Slave Region

Tags: family, religion, lifestyle, church

Principal Investigator: Zarowny, Sister Mary (1)
Licence Number: 12786
Organization: Roman Catholic Dioceses of Norther Canada
Licenced Year(s): 1995
Issued: Jan 01, 1995
Project Team: L. Jardine, volunteers in churches in local communites

Objective(s): To identify realities of family life in northern dioceses; to identify elements of society and government policies that create a destructive pressure on family life/that support family life; to engage in reflection/discussion on these realities in the light of fundamental principles of church teaching; to develop and implement pastoral strategies for supporting family life and for building a society that supports family life.

Project Description: Local church personnel or volunteers will invite those who wish to participate in evening or weekend sessions to discuss their realities and answer a number of open ended questions. Local followup may result from these sessions. Summaries of sessions will be forwarded to the coordinator and used for development of further reflection processes and pastoral strategies.