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.
A Hell on Earth: “Tribal Genocide” in South Sudan. Civil war, famine, unfathomable suffering, rampant murdering along tribal lines. At last, the U.K. Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel, calls the violence for what it is, “tribal genocide” urging African leaders to do more to end the conflict that has killed 10,000s. After visiting South Sudan, where she met President Kiir, Patel spoke out about the “abhorrent and inhumane” situation there.