JUSTICE & PEACE COMMISSION

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston & Anglican Diocese of Ontario


For more information on this event or about the Justice & Peace Commission please contact:
Bridget Doherty by e-mailĀ  bridget.doherty@providence.ca or by phone 613-544-4525 ext. 145.

The Mandate of the Justice and Peace Commission

We, the Justice and Peace Commission of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston and the Anglican Diocese of Ontario, united by the Holy Spirit in our common commitment to the social imperatives of the Gospel, promote the understanding and practice of Christian social teaching, as we work and pray for the coming of the Kingdom.

PLEASE NOTE

The Holy Father proclaimed November 19, 2017, to be the first World Day of the Poor. How will we answer Pope Francis’s call? The Commission, inspired by the Holy Father, invites parishes to take this opportunity to both celebrate and renew our commitment to social justice. The Commission has learned that there is much to be gained by strengthening the relationship between the Commission and the parishes. First, however, it is important for the Commission to have a better understanding of the great work that is being done at the parish level.
The Commission has developed a survey, the results of which will help us to address many of the needs of both the Commission and the parishes. We are asking your parish priest, parish administrator or a member of any of your parish groups who may be in a position to speak for your parish to completing this survey. The survey can be copies from below and sent to bridget.doherty@providence.ca or Bridget Doherty Justice & Peace Commission Coordinator P.O. Box 427 1200 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 4W4.

JUSTICE & PEACE QUESTIONNAIRE

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TALKING CIRCLE FOR RECONCILIATION

As Christians, we are called “to accept the world as a sacrament of communion, as a way of sharing with God and our neighbors on a global scale. It is our humble conviction that the divine and the human meet in the slightest detail in the seamless garment of God’s creation, in the last speck of dust of our planet. 
(Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ 14)

FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING