JUSTICE & PEACE COMMISSION

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston & Anglican Diocese of Ontario


 

Valerie Kelly, Chair - valerieajkelly@gmail.com
Deacon Blaine Barclay, RC Clergy Representative - bbarclay31@me.com
For more information about the Justice & Peace Commission please contact: Bridget Doherty by e-mail  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.

MINUTES - OCTOBER 2018

FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING

The foundation of all Catholic Social Teaching is the inherent dignity of the human person, as created in the image and likeness of God. The Church, therefore, calls for Integral Human Development, which concerns the wellbeing of each person in every dimension: economic, political, social, ecological, and spiritual.

 

We all have a right to those things which are required by Human Dignity. Rights arise from what we need to live as God intended us to. These are innately linked with our responsibility to ensure the rights of others – that we do not take more than is needed to fulfill our rights at the expense of another’s.

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. READ MORE
(Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ 14)

10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples:
Canada needs a legislative framework to fulfill the promise of this vital human rights instrument