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Justice Peace and Integrity of Creations

The Commission for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC) has its roots in the Pastoral Costitution Gaudium Spes (cf. n. 90) and in the Synod of Bishops on Justice in the world (1971). It was formalised as a joint working group with USG / UISG in 1982.

Vision:
To promote and support the integration of JPIC in the life and mission of Religious
Institutes, members of USG and UISG, in coordination with the Superiors General, their leadership teams and the promotors of JPIC at international level.

Objectives:
1. Information - Constant updating on the world situation in the area of JPIC.
2. Sharing - Exchanging projects, experiences, documents, and aids between religious Institutes.
3. Formation - Creation of opportunities for indepth reflection on aspects regarding JPIC directed to empowerment in this area.
4. Action - To support and/or promote campaigns directed towards the causes of injustice and the violation of Human Rights.

Composition:
• Two joint Presidents, one male and one female, Superiors General, nominated by
the Executive Council of the USG/UISG
• The General Secretaries of USG and of UISG
• The Director of SEDOS
• The Executive Secretary of the JPIC Commission
• A representative of the Pontifical Council “Justice and Peace”
• 4 Superiors General, 2 from each Union
• 4 or 6 other religious promotors of JPIC in their own congregations.

The Executive Committee has a role of reflection and animation, associated with the realisation of the projects or programmes of the Commission.
The Executive Secretary, nominated by USG/UISG, fulfills an active and permanent role of animation and coordination.

The Commission networks with organisations and associations that work for JPIC.
In particular with: the two groups of religious promotors of JPIC at international level present in Rome, the Pontifical Council for “Justice and Peace”, Caritas Internationalis, the Service for Documentation and Study (SEDOS), the Africa-Europe-Faith-Justice- Network (AEFJN), the Interfaith Centre for Peace and Justice (CIPAX), NGOs of Catholic inspiration, the UN Commission for the interfaith Decade of Peace.

 

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JPIC Newsbrief June 2017

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LOGO JPICJPIC - The month of June brings the conclusion of our season of activities at JPIC Roma. We look back with gratitude on all we have accomplished knowing that in God’s grace it all came to completion. We also look forward with hope, knowing that the future is not our own. “We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work....

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JPIC Newsbrief - May 2017

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LOGO JPICJPIC - The month of May is marked by the Easter season and the devotion to the Mother of the Church, both of which remind us that true hope lies in the Risen Lord. In this Newsbrief, we gather stories of activities by JPIC groups trying to make that hope concrete. “Only in charity, illumined by the light of reason and faith, is it possible to pursue development goals...

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Prayer for PEACE and JUSTICE in Venezuela

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cartel oracion venezuela ITAJUSTICE AND PEACE - The Order of the Pious Schools (Piarists Faters) calls to pray for PEACE and JUSTICE in Venezuela. Convinced that “nothing is impossible if we go to God with our prayer” (Pope Francis in Assisi), we invite the people and communities that walk as believers in the city of Rome to pray for Peace and Justice in Venezuela.

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JPIC Newsbrief - April 2017

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LOGO JPICJPIC - In Pope Francis’ homily at the Easter Vigil he reminds us: “The beating heart of the risen Lord is given to us, and we are asked to give it in turn as a transforming force, as the leaven of the new humanity.” Even our small leaven of sincerity and truth can make a difference where we are. This issue of Newsbrief highlights the efforts of JPIC Promoters to journey in the reality...

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JPIC Newsbrief March 2017

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LOGO JPICJPIC - During the celebration of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, we reflect on what it means to live the presence of God in our world. For Jesus it was always about promoting God’s life. We can witness to our work of justice, peace and care for the integrity of creation as we enter into the pascal mystery of the pain, suffer- ing and joys in the lives of others...

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JPIC Enews March 10

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LOGO JPICJPIC - Let us remember in our prayers the people of South Sudan, Somalia, east and south eastern Africa who are suffering from lack of food because of drought and violent conflicts. Let this appeal reach the international community to urgently respond to the calamity in order to help families and individuals to recover from the effects...

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JPIC Newsbrief February 2017

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LOGO JPICJPIC - “As we continue to work tirelessly to instil the values of the reign of God in our lives and those of our brothers and sister we are invited to be instruments of Christ’s peace. In this issue we feature events and initiatives which promote compassionate care for migrants, victims of human trafficking and other injustices. During this Lent we are encouraged...

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Combonis produce a Justice and Peace Manual in South Sudan

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ramundoJUSTICE AND PEACE - he Justice and Peace Office of the Comboni Missionaries in South Sudan has produced and published a Justice and Peace Manual – a Tool for Parish Justice and Peace Committees. It is a comprehensive Justice and Peace handbook that has been produced in English and translated into Bari, Nuer, Dinka and Arabic...

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The Catholic Nonviolence Initiative: Contributing to the Catholic understanding of and commitment to nonviolence

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nonviolenceJUSTICE AND PEACE - The Catholic Nonviolence Initiative, a project of Pax Christi International, affirms that active nonviolence is at the heart of the vision and message of Jesus, the life of the Catholic Church, and the long-term vocation of healing and reconciling both people and the planet. This bold effort was launched at the Nonviolence...

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JPIC Newsbrief December 2016

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LOGO JPICJPIC - In the tender compassion of our God The dawn from on high shall break upon us, To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace.”(Luke 1:78-79). As we receive the gift of Jesus during this time, we pray that the indwelling of his  presence will make a difference in our lives and in all those we...

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Pax Christi Africa member organisations affirm Appeal to the Catholic Church

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