The Federation of Pastoral Institutes (FIP) is an organization which brings together national, regional, diocesan and local institutes engaged in the formation and enrichment of the Hispanic people at all levels, in their historical and cultural context.
- To coordinate the efforts of its members, by mutual collaboration and support with the purpose of strengthening and maximizing their formation capability and promoting excellence in their programs.
- To advise and create awareness in the institutions of the Catholic Church with the purpose of raising the quality and the number of pastoral formation programs for Hispanics.
- To serve other pastoral institutes which work with Hispanics encouraging, supporting, and sharing with them the knowledge and experience of the Federation.
- To gather, accompany, and articulate the pastoral process of Hispanics in the U.S., in order to keep alive their historic memory and inspire their formation toward the future.
FIP promotes an integrating vision of formation adopting the spirit of the National Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry, the National Encuentros of Hispanic Pastoral and Encounter and Mission. It carries out this work through a system of collaboration and interchange of experiences, leading to the creation and the development of Pastoral Institutes which respond to the diverse needs of Hispanics, developing Hispanic leadership and emphasizing their contributions to the Catholic Church and U.S. society.
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