Justice & Peace (JPIC)

Columbans at Swanwick
Columban missionaries attend the 2017 National Justice & Peace Conference

A passion for justice, a desire for peace, a concern for creation are essential to the living out of the Gospel.

Our Church’s Social Teaching on justice is rich in wisdom about building a just society, respecting human dignity, peacebuilding, crossing boundaries and caring for God’s creation..

A passion for justice, a desire for peace and a concern for creation are all essential to the living out of the Gospel. They are not optional extras, but core components of Christian faith. The Columbans in the British Region support this in particular through the work of the Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC) team of Peter Hughes SSC (Coordinator) Ellen Teague (Media), James Trewby (Education) and David Madden (Administrator).

Columban missionaries work in solidarity with the poor and the exploited earth, for justice, peace and the integrity of creation. As members of a missionary organisation working in many parts of the world, we are in a key position to link the global and local dimensions of JPIC in Britain. In particular, we focus on the international Columban JPIC priorities of Migration, Environmental Justice, Economic Justice and Peace.

Click here for Columban policy statements on CLIMATE CHANGE, MIGRATION, EXTRACTIVES

  Laudato_Si_and_PP___ManifestosFINAL.pdf (490.6 KiB, 718 hits)

  Columban_General_Council_Statement_on_European_Refugee_Crisis_Sept_11th_2015.pdf (278.5 KiB, 1,622 hits)

  2015_Columban_Peace_Statement.pdf (407.9 KiB, 1,212 hits)

  2015_Columban_Water_Statement.pdf (439.8 KiB, 1,546 hits)

  2016_Columban_Economic_Justice_Statement.pdf (126.6 KiB, 1,073 hits)


See below for some of the ways we try to help bring this about.

St. Joseph’s,
Watford Way,
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