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Justice and Peace ...an integral dimension of Franciscan life

The pursuit of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) is one of the chief priorities of the Holy Name Province and flows naturally from the life of St. Francis and the Franciscan movement that he inspired in pursuit of the Gospel Life. More


Franciscan Peacemaking and Pope Francis’ Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

On May 24-26, 2014 Pope Francis made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  With our historic connection to the region, Franciscans are encouraged to take this opportunity to walk in solidarity with our Holy Father and all the peoples of the Holy Land.  Solidarity is not just an emotional feeling of connection; it is also a commitment to justice and addressing the root causes of violence.  --Learn more about the situation in the Holy Land and take action to show your solidarity:

Resources for the Journey

Reflection by Robert Lentz, OFM (English) (Spanish)

Video to illustrate the plight of the Palestinian Christians

Bulletin announcement to promote video

Franciscan Holy Land Peacemaking Campaign (English) (Spanish)

Success story of peacemaking in the Holy Land—Tent of Nations (English) (Spanish)



Speak out against recent illegal destruction on the Tent of Nations (Via Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP))

Provincial Letter to Kerry re: May 19 Destruction at Tent of Nations

Our Initiatives
Learn about the major Holy Name Province JPIC initiatives which develop from Chapter discussions and in response to the significant issues affecting our ministries.

JPIC in Action

Discover what your fellow workers in the vineyard are doing... connect with them and imagine what you could do to build God's kingdom here on earth.

Find other ways of advancing justice, peace and creation care efforts in your community.

In the Media

For building green, church wins honor

Darryl Hunt fights on

Parks and Recognition: National honor for student Von Niada Park Task Force

Va. activists press banks for foreclosure aid

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