Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation
The Humility of Mary Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Team (HM-JPIC) works to help facilitate the efforts of the HM Community in fulfilling its mission of bringing more abundant life to God’s people, especially the poor, by responding to the needs of our times; and to serve as a resource for the leadership team, sisters and associates in the areas of justice, peace and the integrity of creation by providing background and research for education, advocacy and action.
The team meets monthly to discuss pertinent social justice issues and possible responses the community and/or individual members can make. We also work with various other committees to promote their activities and support their work. Communication channels for sharing sign-on actions and other social justice-related news include email, HM website and Facebook page.
We are connected to a variety of national groups including Network, Center of Concern, Pax Christi USA, etc. Locally, we participate in the Cleveland area JPIC (CLE-JPIC) meetings and are currently working on plans for action around the Republican National Convention and other local concerns. This group is comprised of representatives from the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland, the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, the Congregation of St. Joseph, the Sisters of Notre Dame, the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis and the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. We also support the efforts of the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking.
Members of HM-JPIC include Srs. Josie Chrosniak, Mary Pat Cook, Eilis McCulloh, Madeline Muller, Barbara O’Donnell and Mary Slick. Sr. Barbara Herrmann has graciously volunteered to be our prayer.