Office for Justice, Peace & Development



Pope Paul VI established a Pontifical Commission on Justice and Peace in 1967. Article 5 of the Encyclical Populorum Progressio states: “The purpose of this commission is ‘to awaken in the People of God full awareness of their mission today.’” The same article adds: “The name…

Mission & Vision

The Vision of JPDC is to enable empowerment of individuals and communities who can live and work with human dignity and be free from all forms of exploitation and work towards the establishment of a just and peaceful society where the Gospel values are lived, advocated …

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