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Office of Peace, Justice and the Integrity of Creation, Advisory Board

Office of Peace, Justice and Care for Creation

OPJCC provides education, advocacy and action opportunities for our Sisters and Associates as well as the local, state, national and international community of our sisters and brothers. All peace and justice issues are important to us and the following are several examples: active non-violence, anti-racism, Earth, human trafficking, immigration, political and church systems, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, and women.

The office works with several organizations including: Sisters of Charity Federation, North American Vincentian Family, Leadership Conference of Women Religious, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, Nuns on the Bus Ohio, and Mount St Joseph University.

Some of our efforts include: Water With Blessings, Prayer Trees, Earth Day Fair, Mary of Magdala Prayer Service, Congo Week, Take a Legislator to Prayer, Human Trafficking Symposium, ongoing collection of personal hygiene items for those who have been trafficked, and Welcome Baskets for refugees.

OPJCC Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Peace, Justice and Care for Creation is to move the work of justice through education, advocacy and action rooted in our Sisters of Charity charism which calls us to be agents of change.

 

EarthConnection


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Located in Delhi Township, the EarthConnection building is available at reasonable rates for small and medium size groups planning days of reflection, seminars, office meetings and gatherings. VISIT THE WEBSITE.



Share the Journey

Donated food and personal care supplies during the Sisters of Charity Lenten Collection for our Migrant Neighbors were delivered to Catholic Charities this week! The SC Office of Peace, Justice and Care for Creation partnered with Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio to provide food assistance to fit our migrant neighbors dietary needs. Pictured are (from left) Scott Stephens - Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio, Debbie Weber – OPJCC director, Laila Aladimi - Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio, and Shanyce Matthews – Mt. St. Joseph University student. Thank you to all our supporters for your compassion and generosity.


Dr. Claver Pashi teaches at the National Pedagogy University in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to train future DRC leaders to be good stewards of the people when they are in a position of authority. The SCs have sponsored Dr. Pashi’s efforts in the DRC for several years. READ MORE



In 1985, Pax Christi USA offered its members a Vow of Nonviolence. It was composed by Eileen Egan and Fr. John Dear. The Vow can be pronounced privately, with a local peace community, as part of a parish liturgy, or any other way that suits you. Many profess the Vow each year as part of their New Year observance. READ MORE.


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