Justice & Peace

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, peace building, 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.

Subscribe to the JPIC Team magazine Vocation for Justice

Click here for Columban policy statements on CLIMATE CHANGE, MIGRATION, EXTRACTIVES
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2014_Columban_Migration_Statement 
2015_Columban_Extractives_Statement

Read Pope Francis encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home

Columban missionaries actively promote the message of Laudato Si’ and signpost to Laudato Si Resources that you can use in your community.

For more information on the work of Columban JPIC in Britain and around the world, please contact us.