The term Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) was first used by the World Council of Churches and later adopted by the Catholic Church. The World Council of Churches appealed to Christian churches to make public commitments and undertake common action in the areas of justice, peace and care of creation. The phrase JPIC captures the theological understanding that the life and work of the church are intimately bound up by God’s plan for the salvation of the world. This includes the liberation and development of all people and the responsible stewardship of planet earth.
JPIC is a way of describing the Christian’s responsibility to make God visible in the world by bringing Good News to the poor and the excluded, exposing oppression and living in solidarity with those on the edge of society. As followers of Jesus we are called to:
Allow ourselves to be challenged by the gospel
Take sides with the poor and oppressed and allow them to be the centre of our lives and ministry
Work for unity, peace, dialogue and reconciliation
- Live sustainably and protect the environment
As Loreto Sisters we endeavour to constantly work for justice, peace and creation issues. JPIC is a constant reminder to us of the need to focus more effectively and consistently on the various issues which affect people’s lives. Through prayer, advocacy, education, reaching out to those in need and those oppressed we are challenged to make the world a better place for all.
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