Although all Scarboro missioners are called to work for justice, peace and the integrity of creation, the Justice & Peace Office (JPO) was established in 1980 to provide a more effective coordination role. In 2014 the name of the Justice & Peace Office was expanded to the Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation Office or JPIC Office.
The JPIC Office expresses Scarboro Missions' commitment to a more just and peaceful world by proactively participating on its behalf in the struggle for global transformation. This office shares information on, and encourages the participation of, Scarboro members and supporters, as well as the public, in this responsible quest for a better world.
Work on social and ecological justice is done collaboratively and primarily through inter-church connections such as KAIROS, as well as interfaith and wider societal connections.
A group within the Church like Scarboro,
with its particular charism of service to universal mission,
is called to raise issues of injustice
especially those in which we as Canadians participate,
whether knowingly or unknowingly,
and which seriously affect the lives
of brothers and sisters who are far away.
–Statute 18.1, Scarboro Missions
Want More JPIC Info?
Check out our Resources section, which contains a full collection of Scarboro Missions Magazine articles on Catholic social teaching, economic justice, creation spirituality and more.
These resources are useful for teachers, students and parish leaders.
Please note that the JPIC Office was closed at the end of 2017