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JPIC – About Us

Vision
Justice, peace and integrity of creation is at the heart of our vision. We long for a world in which everyone has the opportunity and resources they need to fulfill their full potential. We envision a church and society that promotes respect and responsible stewardship of the earth and all life.

Mission
To proclaim the liberating presence of Jesus Christ among all people of good will by hearing the cry of the poor and oppressed, advocating on their behalf and working to change the root causes of injustice. We collaborate with others to promote peace, justice and the integrity of creation through education and advocacy.

Objectives
To work together with church and civil society in a spirit of mutual support, trust and encouragement in order to bring about a life-giving society underpinned by values of fairness, compassion, respect and justice.

Areas of work:

Justice for Indigenous Peoples
At this moment in their history, Indigenous peoples in Canada are fighting for their rights in land claim struggles, negotiations over natural resources found on their traditional territories, educational needs of their children, as well as a whole range of issues for urban Indigenous people.

Mining and Human Rights
Many Canadian mining companies, headquartered in Canada, are among the most blatant violators of human rights, environmental protection and anti-corruption laws in the global South. JPIC-OMI Lacombe Canada is working with like-minded organizations to raise public awareness and to exert political and moral pressure for accountability by Canadian mining companies.

Ecology and Climate Change
The positioning of creation, the destruction of the environment and climate change are crucial issues facing us. As responsible stewards, we are called to work together to heal the ravages caused by the greed and selfishness of industry and ultimately ourselves.