(JPIC) Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation
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.
Columban_General_Council_Statement_on_European_Refugee_Crisis_Sept_11th_2015.pdf (278.5 KiB, 570 hits)
2015_Columban_Peace_Statement.pdf (407.9 KiB, 518 hits)
2015_Columban_Water_Statement.pdf (439.8 KiB, 710 hits)
2016_Columban_Economic_Justice_Statement.pdf (126.6 KiB, 174 hits)
See below for some of the ways we try to help bring this about.
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The Columbans regard climate change as a matter of life and death for millions of poor people, and a disaster for the natural world.More
Columban Justice and Peace Education helps young people and educators explore the relationship between faith and action, working through schools, parishes and collaborative projects.More
Columbans contend that the rush to patent life will devalue all life and, instead of feeding the world, it will exacerbate hunger and malnutrition.More
The Columbans support local communities in their opposition to destructive large-scale mining, particularly in the Philippines.More
The Columban Missionary Society believes in the human right to mobility and works to improve global conditions for migrant labourers.More