Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation Team
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, associates, and covenant companions 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.
In the spirit of our HM Mission and Living Document, we recognize that collaboration is critical if we are going to work for systemic change. To this end, we work with the Justice Coordinators of the Cleveland diocesan communities (JPIC-CLE), the Justice Coordinators of the Pittsburgh diocesan communities (Paths of Justice), as well as those across the United States through JCWR (the justice coordinators of LCWR congregations). We link with Diocesan Social Justice Offices, U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking, ACTION, NETWORK and other groups with whom we share common values.
We help facilitate HM Community Statements on pressing issues and events and we have joined Faith Leaders across the country by adding our HM Community name to letters to numerous government officials encouraging policy changes for such issues as refugee resettlement concerns, responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, protection of the health care needed to protect those most in need, and congressional legislation protecting our Earth and the environment.
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.