The Archdiocese of Southwark Commission for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) is looking for up to four new members. We all seek connection to our fellow Catholics and others around the world in a way that can help to build a sense of community at a time when there is uncertainty and confusion, to help bring people hope in times of struggle.
What do we do? What do we believe?
We are involved in advocacy and campaigning for change, linking and building networks, raising awareness and encouraging participation in justice and peace actions. Everything we do is informed by Catholic Social Teaching. This includes caring for some of the most marginalised people in society and all of God’s creation. When we talk about faith we talk about the human person in the image of God weaving together the teachings of the Gospel with promoting the rights and fair treatment of all people and the earth.
JPIC is concerned with many issues including the environment, climate and care for the creation; ethical trade and business development; human rights; equality and racial justice; migrants; refugees and international development; peace; security and disarmament; poverty; prisons; homelessness and housing (not all at the same time.)
Who are we?
We are a team of eight from various geographical areas of the diocese, bringing ideas that challenge the way things could be done for the betterment of the common good.
What are we looking for?
We are seeking four volunteers committed to Catholic Social Teaching and active social justice who either live or work in Southwark Archdiocese to expand the demographics of membership with different interests and concerns in areas of social justice. We meet once a month providing a link between parishes, schools, agencies and community groups. We promote relationships with organisations such as National Justice and Peace Network, CAFOD, Caritas, St Vincent De Paul Society, Jesuit Refugee Service as well as with other churches.
What is involved?
- To promote awareness of Catholic Social Teaching
- To collaborate, research and raise awareness of JPIC issues
- To provide a link between existing JPIC deanery, parish, school and community groups and the Diocesan Commission
- To support and encourage new JPIC parish groups to include children and young people to liaise, encourage and support the clergy and religious in their work on catholic social
- To contribute to a JPIC quarterly newsletter and report on assemblies and other events
- To assist in the organization of conferences, assemblies, days of reflection, study/training days, alone and in collaboration with other agencies as required.
- To assist in the provision of resources and policy
- Any other activities relating to JPIC as situations change building on a sense of community through Catholic Social Teaching.
For more information contact Marie Bullard on 07938 486722. To apply please visit the Diocesan Safeguarding Website and download the volunteers' application form. Please return the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.