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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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