Advocacy Efforts2021-11-18T19:07:17+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. 

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 […]

November 16th, 2021|Advocacy|

Sign the Petition to Walmart to Protect Seafarers

“The $14 trillion shipping industry, responsible for 90% of world trade, has left in its wake what appears to be a record number of cargo-ship castaways. Abandonment cases are counted when shipowners fail to pay crews two or more months in wages or don’t cover the cost to send crew members home, according to the International Maritime Organization, a United Nations agency.”  The link below is for you to consider signing a petition […]

November 16th, 2021|Advocacy|

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          • Tell the House to Support a Bold Build Back Better Package. Call 888-738-3058!
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          • Write a Letter to the Editor in Support of the Build Back Better Plan

Letters to the Editor are widely read local content and Members of Congress pay attention to them! Show your support for the policies included in President Biden’s Build Back Better plan. 

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