The Role of the Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation ie the JPIC Committee of the Diocese of Kerry is to raise awareness of Catholic Social Teaching.
We do this in three ways: by encouraging action, by providing resources and building networks.
We also have an advisory role to the bishop.
JPIC’s Plan for 2017- 2018
The JPIC Committee will mark/promote the following themes in different ways (events, prayer, social media etc). Check THIS MONTH page for details (updated monthly)
October 2017: 1) Mission Talk and 2) Laudato Si’ Workhop at Diocesan Assembly
January 1 2018: World Day of Prayer for Peace
January 14: World Day of Migrants and Refugees
February 8: Human Trafficking (Feast Day of Sr. Josephine Bakhita)
March: Fairtrade Fortnight (26 Feb- 11 March)
March 24: ‘Earth Hour’ and Feast of Blessed Oscar Romero (soon to be canonized)
April 22: ‘Earth Day’
April 28th: Day of Reflection in Tralee “Out of Wonder” with Nellie Mc Laughlin, RSM
1st September 2018: World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation (Service in Tralee Town Park).
1st September – 4 October 2018: ‘Creation Time’, series of events.
Inspired by the Gospel, the Diocese of Kerry Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation Committee promotes Catholic Social Teaching by encouraging action, providing resources and building networks to create a more just world (2015).
Members of JPIC Committee
Fr. Ger Godley, Michael McEgan, Sr. Aileen Murphy, Sr Maureen O Connell, Evelyn o Sullivan, Mike Riordan and Sylvia Thompson.
History of the Diocese of Kerry Justice, Peace & the Integrity of Creation Committee 1998 – 2011 (July) CLICK HERE