Advocacy Efforts2022-02-22T16:45:35+00:00


“Education and upbringing, concern for others, a well-integrated view of life and spiritual growth: all these are essential for quality human relationships and for enabling society itself to react against injustices, aberrations and abuses of economic, technological, political and media power.”

— Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti, 167


As the JPIC continues to serve God by nurturing connections in the areas of Social Justice, Peace & Nonviolence, and Care of Creation, we encourage you to join with us and take action. Our Advocacy page is updated regularly with information and links for causes in these areas of global justice. In addition, sign-up for the Wheaton Franciscan Weekly Newsletter to receive JPIC Advocacy updates and more. 

July 6th, 2022|Advocacy|

The Supreme Court just announced a shocking decision that attacks the EPA, undermines the bipartisan Clean Air Act, and sets a dangerous precedent that could severely inhibit the federal government’s ability to act in the public interest.

The Clean Air Act really matters. It has allowed the EPA to prevent mass pollution and provided an important tool to protect Black, Brown, Indigenous, and frontline communities that bear the worst impacts of pollution […]

June 22nd, 2022|Advocacy|

A message from Po Murray, Chairwoman, Newtown Action Alliance & Newtown Action Alliance Foundation

The long awaited Senate compromise bill is ready: Click to read

According to a very reliable source, the final procedural vote is expected by the end of the week. Please contact your Senators at 202-224-3121 to urge them to support this bill. It’s not all that we need or want but it’s a step in the right direction because it will save lives. 


June 22nd, 2022|Advocacy|

The US Catholic Bishops (USCCB) sent the below Action Alert via LCWR.  Congress is right now considering funding for addressing climate change.  Please read the information and if you are in agreement, click on the “Take Action” button to sign on to a letter addressed to your senators and representative in the US Congress.  Thanks. ~ Sr. Bea

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June 10th, 2022|Advocacy|





Uvalde: AR-15
Buffalo: AR-15
Boulder: AR-15
Orlando: AR-15
Parkland: AR-15
Las Vegas: AR-15
Aurora: AR-15
Sandy Hook: AR-15
Waffle House: AR-15
San Bernardino: AR-15
Odessa: AR-15
Poway Synagogue: AR-15
Sutherland Springs: AR-15
Tree of Life Synagogue: AR-15

In each of these deadly massacres the AR-15 was purchased legally and, in the case of the last two massacres, by someone not even old enough to legally drink.

The assault weapons ban worked.

In 1994, under President Clinton, Congress passed a ban on assault rifles and shootings dropped by 43%. After Republicans let the ban expire in […]

May 24th, 2022|Advocacy|

Wheaton Franciscan Sr. Sheila Kinsey, FCJM Joins World Religious Leaders Traveling in Emergency Just Peace Mission to Pray in Kyiv (24-25 May 2022)

WARSAW, POLAND– A high-level delegation of religious leaders will travel to Kyiv in an emergency intervention seeking to contribute to ending aggression against Ukraine, the bombing of Ukrainian cities, and to pray for a just peace. The leaders will meet in Warsaw, Poland, and travel 14-hours by bus to Kyiv, Ukraine, on May 24 and return to Warsaw on May 26.

In March, Mayor Vitali Klitschko of Kyiv, […]

February 21st, 2022|Advocacy|

Sign on Letter from faith leaders calling for release of Leonard Peltier

I write today with an urgent request, hoping you will sign a letter from spiritual/faith leaders, calling for the release of Leonard Peltier, who has been wrongfully imprisoned for nearly five decades. In 1977, Leonard was found guilty of two murders he did not commit and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences. Even before contracting COVID-19 in prison, Leonard called his daily life hell: “I’m in hell, and there is no way to deal with it but […]

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