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Justic and Peace - Questionare

Justice, peace and integrity of creation are constitutive issues in the proclamation of the Kingdom of God. Contemplation prepares us individually and communally to stand as prophets in the world.  The General Commission of JPIC has been convened to support us in our prophetic  witness in the midst of creation.   

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Presentation of the Prior General

Rome, 25th September 2015

RE: Presentation of the Prior General

Dear Brother/Sister,

On May 24, 2015, Feast of Pentecost, Pope Francisco published his encyclical letter Laudato Si, in which the Pope made a solemn appeal to the Church and all humanity to "protect our common home",

Letter of Invitation to participate in Carmelite JPIC Questionnaire

Rome, 25th September 2015

RE: Letter of Invitation to participate in Carmelite JPIC Questionnaire

Dear Brother/ Sister,

The Carmelite General Commission for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC), was constituted by the General Council after

8 February: First International Day of Prayer against Human Trafficking

Vatican City, 3 February 2015 (VIS) –The Holy See Press Office announced the first International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking. The Day will be held on 8 February, the feast day of Sudanese slave St. Josephine Bakhita who, after being freed, became a Canossian Sister and was canonized in 2000, and will be entitled: “A light against human trafficking”.

3 Climate Lessons From Lima

This post was co-authored with Romina Picolotti and V. Ramanathan.

Climate change cannot be solved without leadership from heads of government, without immediate mitigation of near-term warming, and without cutting short-lived climate pollutants to complement the UN climate agreement.

Mendicant Friars - Justice and Peace

When people ask us, “Who are you? What do you do?” we reply “We are friars - we are mendicants.” Being mendicant is an integral part of our calling as Carmelites; it recalls our origins and also has serious implications for our work for justice, peace and the integrity of creation.

Justice and Peace and Integrity of Creation

The JPIC Commission
In September 2008, the General Commission for JPIC had its first meeting at Sassone, Italy,  where  Fr. Albertus Herwanta, (Chairman), Fr. Cees Bartels, Fr. David Blanchard, Fr. Michael Agung, Fr. Jerry Sabado, Fr. Eduardo Agosta, Fr. Boniface Kimondolo and Fr. Boby Sebastian (James) Tharakunnel (Secretary) were present. It came out with an action plan for 2008-2011 to raise an awareness of the JPIC issues and to take real action to bring possible solutions in the whole Order.



As Carmelites We live our life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to serve Him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience through a commitment to seek the face of the living God (the contemplative dimension of life), through prayer, through fraternity, and through service (diakonia). These three fundamental elements of the charism are not distinct and unrelated values, but closely interwoven. 

All of these we live under the protection, inspiration and guidance of Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, whom we honor as "our Mother and sister."