The Justice and Peace Office assists CMSM in fulfilling its mission to “provide a corporate influence in church and society,” and to “promote dialogue and collaboration with the conference of bishops and other major groups in church and society,” particularly regarding issues of social justice domestically, internationally, and within the Church.
Our work draws upon the rich experiences of religious in the U.S. and serving in mission. We work in collaboration with member institutes, LCWR, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, other Catholic organizations, ecumenical and inter-religious organizations, and other human rights and social justice organizations, to analyze and respond effectively to policies that affect the marginalized in the U.S. and around the world.
The Office is a resource for CMSM members and U.S. religious interested in social justice and peace-building. Please join our JP Alert list and use our resources:
Alerts and network building
- Justice and Peace Alerts (1-2 times/month)
- Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Promoters (JPIC's) network for CMSM members institutes
- Justice and peace gatherings; see the presenter videos and statements from the March 2020 National JPIC gathering
In-depth information on issues
- Care for creation
- Economic justice
- Human trafficking
- Civic engagement resources
CMSM statements and responses to key justice issues