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. 

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 […]

February 17th, 2022|Advocacy|

Remington Settlement with Sandy Hook Families

On February 15 the Sandy Hook families won a $73 million settlement with Remington, the manufacturer of the assault rifle that took the lives 20 children and 6 adults, in a wrongful death lawsuit.  This is an important first step in the attempts by the Sandy Hook families to be sure that such shootings will not continue to occur.  The Newtown Action Alliance urges all people who support getting assault […]

December 14th, 2021|Advocacy|

The Global Housing Crisis: Too Long Ignored by Too Many

A Message from the LCWR:

We are pleased to share the Fall 2021 LCWR Resolutions to Action, “The Global Housing Crisis: Too Long Ignored by Too Many,” written by Jean Quinn, DW, executive director of UNANIMA. We are grateful to Jean for her examination of this intractable global crisis. 

Please feel free to share this with your members and associates and anyone else who may find this reflection helpful. Click the button below to read the reflection and learn how to take […]

November 24th, 2021|Advocacy|

Statement: National Black Sisters’ Conference on USCCB head Gómez’ speech against social justice movements

A comment from Sr. Bea Hernandez, JPIC Coordinator:

This is a response from the National Black Sisters’ Conference to the USCCB President Archbishop Gomez’ recent speech against social justice movements.  I think that their letter is a thoughtful and challenging one that we all need to be aware of.  Let us all stand in solidarity with those that are too often […]

November 18th, 2021|Advocacy|

Faith Leader Letter Regarding a White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, Hunger, and Health

“Hunger is a political condition. We have the food, resources, knowledge, infrastructure; we have everything to end it but we haven’t had the political will,” Rep. Jim McGovern, U.S. House of Representatives.

On October 26, 2021, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Mike Braun (R-IN) and U.S. Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA) and […]

November 16th, 2021|Advocacy|


Support the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies

Last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA), Rep. Sharice Davids (KS-3), and Rep. Tom Cole (OK-4) reintroduced a bill to create a Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies in the United States. It […]

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