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. 

September 7th, 2022|Advocacy|

As we begin this Season of Creation, this week we want to focus our attention on the oceans, which are home to many creatures great and small—from the tiniest plankton to giant mammals. 

Today, the great North Atlantic right whales are one of the world’s most endangered large whale species. But speeding boats are running into right whales, seriously injuring or even killing them.  One way to reduce these deadly boat strikes is to force boats to slow down. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) is considering a new rule that would […]

September 7th, 2022|Advocacy|

From Sr Bea Hernandez (JPIC):

As we begin the Season of Creation we are acutely aware of the many natural disasters affecting our world, including here in the US. Drought, forest fires, flooding, hurricanes and tornados, etc. A year and a half ago, President Biden directed all federal agencies to appoint a science integrity officer. Unfortunately, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has failed to take this critically important action.  A thorough and scientific assessment is essential to helping people before, during and after natural disasters. We ask all of you to learn more and […]

August 24th, 2022|Advocacy|

From Sr. Bea, JPIC:

Although the date of this meeting is already past, I share this with you just to let you know that advocacy efforts can make a difference.  Past advocacy work is what made this meeting possible.  As the meeting at the UN of the States Parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty winds down its meeting, some significant progress is being made toward moving all states that presently possess nuclear weapons to agree to sign on to a “no first use” policy. Learn more about the […]

August 24th, 2022|Advocacy|

There’s no time to waste in the fight against climate change. This week, heavy rains across the drought-stricken Dallas-Fort Worth area dropped more than 15 inches of rain in under 24 hours. Meanwhile the Colorado River is drying up at its banks and thinning out, as a historic drought shows little sign of abating.

These are just two of the impacts of catastrophic climate change. We must do everything in our power to reduce pollution starting… yesterday. The Department of Transportation is ready to take a big step forward and we’re helping them make […]

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