The Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Office of the North American Province (NAP) was founded in 1993 in the Spirit of Founder St. Daniel Comboni who passionately trumpeted causes for justice throughout his life. Today, the working principles of the office are outlined in our Guidelines, infused in our yearly Action Plan, and aligned with Catholic Social Teaching. The modern Catholic Social Teaching has been articulated through a tradition of papal, conciliar, and episcopal documents. As a working department of the North American Province, the JPIC Office seeks a closer collaboration with Comboni provinces around the world, and especially with the Americas, our “partners in the hemisphere.” One of our main goals is to increase our participation at the United Nations through our memberships with VIVAT International and AFJN which give us a point of access. We support and work closely with these partners, Africa Faith & Justice Network (AFJN) in Washington, D.C., Africa Europe Faith & Justice Network (AEFJN) in Brussels, and VIVAT International in New York City, and with NGOs based in Washington, D.C.
Millions worldwide lack clean water, but we can help conserve this precious resource by making simple lifestyle changes. 1. Change Your Diet. It takes a lot of water to grow, process, and transport food.
The civil war that ravaged Guatemala for nearly 40 years ended with government promises to redress the crimes of military groups active during the conflict. Survivors are now saying that the government is retreating
Fr. John Paul Pezzi, Comboni Missionary
Fr. John Converset, Comboni Missionary
JPIC Monthly Newsletter
Justice and peace-related news, actions, and resources from the Comboni Missionaries, North American Province