The Season of Creation 2021 is very important: It is a critical moment for Catholics: 1) To lift the voices of the most vulnerable, and 2) To advocate on their behalf ahead of two important summits: The UN Summit on Biodiversity (COP 15) in October and the UN Climate Summit in November (COP 26).
Please encourage all parishes and parishioners, sodalities, schools and other Catholic organisations to sign the petition at https://thecatholicpetition.org – it gives us a unique opportunity
The Justice and Peace Department of the Archdiocese of Johannesburg invites you to support this call to action during this Season of Creation, especially during this week of 19th September to 25th September 2021.
Who We Are:
Justice and Peace (JP) is the agency within the Catholic Church mandated to promote and take action that upholds the dignity of every human being, provides equal opportunity for the social and economic development of all, and cares for the natural environment, in the service of all.
A society that embraces, respects and upholds the dignity of every human being, takes care of the natural environment and provides equal opportunity for the social and economic development of all.
J&P Advocates and takes action to transform society and promote justice at all levels of society. It does this diocesan and parish level in partnership with government, faith based and civil society organisations
What We Do:
The overall goal of Justice and Peace in the Archdiocese of Johannesburg is to advocate and act for Social transformation with government, other civil society organisations and contribute to more justice in the local communities.
We currently focusing on:
- Contribute towards good governance by holding ward councillors are held accountable in the development and implementation of the Integrated Development Plan (IDP).
- Incidence of Gender Based Violence(GBV) decrease and the communities become aware of factors that contribute to GBV.
We are running 4 environmental projects, 1) To decrease air pollution in the Vaal to levels of compliance dictated by national standards. 2) Decrease illegal dumping of waste and promote recycling of waste. 3) Conduct campaigns to motivate communities to use water and electricity sparingly. 4) reduce mine dust by advocating for mine dump rehabilitation.
We conducting a survey of racism in the Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg
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Justice & Peace, Cathedral Place, 186 Nugget Street, Berea, 2198
Justice & Peace, Private Bag X10, Doornfontein, 2098
Tel: +27 11 402-6400
Fax: +27 866 897 313