Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC)
Justice, peace and integrity of creation is integral to the life and works of the Loreto Sisters. A focus on JPIC requires deep transformation of heart, soul and will, and is a life-long journey for each person.
In Australia, JPIC aims to:
- Develop initiatives for the Australian Province, which inform and stimulate reflection on issues of justice, while encouraging active engagement in local, national and international efforts to promote justice, peace and the integrity of creation.
- Develop processes for individual and group reflection and action on issues of justice, peace and integrity of creation.
- Collaborate with international Institute initiatives in justice, peace and the integrity of creation.
- Promote an understanding of the meaning of justice in the Mary Ward tradition.
The work of JPIC focuses on five main areas:
- Women’s Development
- Indigenous Issues
- Human Trafficking
- Our Natural Environment
- Refugees and asylum seekers
Loreto holds annual Mary Ward Justice Lectures to promote discussion on key social issues. To access information about upcoming events click here
Ensuring that the JPIC agenda, values and perspectives are included in prayer and reflection is important. To access prayers prepared by JPIC click here
Latest news from JPIC Coordinator, Libby Rogerson ibvm:
The Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project
The first major justice reinvestment project in Australia is happening in Bourke, a small town in north-west NSW. Since 2013, Just Reinvest NSW has been working in partnership with Maranguka to develop a justice reinvestment framework for Bourke.
Over $4 million each year is spent locking up children and young people in Bourke. Local community members have had enough.
Just Reinvest will continue to work with the Bourke community to demonstrate that a community driven, collaborative approach to justice reinvestment offers a real solution for Australian communities seeking to tackle problems around offending and incarceration, while creating alternate pathways for young people.
How you can help bring about change
For more information about the work of JPIC in your State, please contact JPIC Coordinator, Libby Rogerson ibvm Libby.Rogerson@loreto.org.au.
For more information about JPIC Partner Agencies:
- Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH)
- Australian Catholic Social Justice Council
- Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project
- Catholic Mission Australia
- Catholic Religious Australia (CRA)
- Caritas Australia
- Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes (CLRI NSW)
- IBVM at the UN
Images from top:
A child in the Kimberly learning to read.
Libby Rogerson ibvm facilitator at a Mary Ward Justice Lecture in Sydney.