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    Justice, Peace, and Human Development



    Environmental Justice
    Comments to EPA on Carbon Pollution Standards for Existing Power Plants

    Archbishop Wenski and Bishop Pates have written the Environmental Protection Agency on the importance of protecting Creation and the health of poor and vulnerable communities by setting a national standard to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants.

    The EPA is currently accepting public comments on the standards. Make your voice heard!

    Catholic Campaign for Human Development

    Learn what CCHD is doing to make justice for immigrants a reality! In 2014, CCHD invested over $4 million and partnered with over 70 community-based organizations, 50 dioceses, and nearly 300 parishes and 90 Catholic institutions to empower immigrant communities.

    Crisis in Iraq
    Bishop Pates has written National Security Advisor Rice urging humanitarian assistance for the people of Iraq as well as diplomacy to encourage the formation of an inclusive government there.


    Mission & Identity

    "The Church cannot and must not remain on the sidelines in the fight for justice."

    - Pope Benedict XVI
    The Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development (JPHD) promotes awareness of Catholic social teaching and opportunities to live the Baptismal call to love God and neighbor.

    Efforts include the anti-poverty mission of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, as well as advocacy in support of poor and vulnerable persons and communities, in the U.S. and abroad.

    Pope Francis accepts a hug from a girl as he arrives to celebrate Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)JPHD invites the participation of all who desire to live the Gospel in solidarity with neighbors across the street and around the world.

    The work of JPHD is guided by the USCCB Committees on International Justice and Peace, Domestic Justice and Human Development and the Subcommittee on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.

    JPhd: Working on the margins in the united states

    Environmental Justice: EPA Carbon Regulations
    Archbishop Wenski has written the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure that respect for the poor and vulnerable be at the center of the EPA's efforts to address carbon pollution and climate change. See more on the USCCB's Environmental Justice Program.

    2014 CCHD New Leadership Award
    Dr. Bethany Welch has been awarded CCHD's annual award for emerging leaders! She is working on the margins in service to poor and immigrant communities in South Philadelphia.

    More United States Issues

    JPHD: Working on the Margins Internationally

    International Assistance
    In a letter to Senators, the USCCB and Catholic Relief Service urge that agricultural cargo preference requirements for commodities used in U.S. international food aid programs not be raised. This would put at least 2 million people at risk of losing necessary food assistance worldwide.

    Torture and CIA Interrogation Practices
    Bishop Pates applauds the U.S. Senators urging declassification of Intelligence Committee information on torture.

    Joint Statement with Iranian Religious Leadership
    Shia religious leaders in Iran and bishops of the USCCB have signed a joint declaration affirming their commitment to peaceful coexistence and condemning the use of indiscriminate weapons.

    More International Issues


    Pope Francis' Social Teaching
    These quotes from Pope Francis are a sample of his teaching on poverty, economic justice, care for creation, human rights and other issues. | en Español

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