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Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation - Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

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The OMI Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) initiative works to promote human dignity and respect for God’s creation through our faith-consistent investment principles, advocacy with corporations and governments, educational outreach, and grassroots organizing in Oblate parishes.

Human Dignity

In the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the dignity of the human person is rooted in his or her creation in the image and likeness of God. Our advocacy for an ethic of Consistent Life, Social and Economic Justice, and the Integrity of Creation flow from this understanding.

Consistent Life

The Oblate JPIC initiative is deeply rooted in the respect for life and human dignity. We promote an ethic of consistent life: opposing abortion, the death penalty, torture and other assaults on human dignity while speaking out on behalf of the poor and dispossessed – immigrants, migrant workers, indigenous peoples. We advocate for life-saving medicines and other measures to respond to the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, work to eliminate human trafficking and more.

Economic Justice

We believe that “all people have a right to life, food, clothing, shelter, rest, medical care, education, and employment.” Believing this to be integral to promotion of a consistent life ethic, we work on economic issues, such as cancellation of the international debt, fair trade, labor rights, and domestic community organizing to promote a more just and equitable world.

Integrity of Creation

Protecting the earth’s bounty and encouraging good stewardship of our environment is an important part of our work. We are working to ‘green’ the Oblate congregation, help people in the pews protect the environment, protect endangered ecosystems, fight climate change, protect our planet’s precious supply of water, keep extractive industries in balance, and more.

Faith Consistent Investing

Investing according to one’s faith to promote peace, justice, equality, and a healthy global environment is a powerful way to help others. We work toward more a more just and sustainable marketplace through our faith consistent investing program.

Peace

We are involved in the international peace movement and work to ban land mines, counter nuclear proliferation, and more, through active work with Pax Christi, the national Catholic Peace Movement.

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