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The Catholic Climate Covenant calls Catholics to act on Catholic teaching on the environment.

Catholics Confront Global Poverty

Catholics Confront Global Poverty. . . calls on Catholics to defend the life and dignity of people living in poverty throughout the world by protecting creation.


Environmental Justice Program


The Environmental Justice Program (EJP), a program of the Department of Justice, Peace & Human Development, educates and motivates Catholics to a deeper reverence and respect for God's creation, and encourages Catholics to address environmental problems, especially as they affect poor and vulnerable people.

Let us be 'protectors' of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment.







The program's distinctively Catholic foundation lies in Pope John Paul II’s 1990 World Day of Peace Message and the Catholic bishops’ pastoral statement on the environment, Renewing the Earth.

Happening Now

Power Plants, Carbon Pollution & Climate Change
Archbishop Wenski has written the Environmental Protection Agency on the importance of protecting Creation and poor and vulnerable communities from pollution from existing power plants and from climate change.

EJP: Climate Change

Global Climate Change: A Plea for Dialogue, Prudence, and the Common Good
The bishops seek to contribute to a national dialogue on climate change by applying the wisdom of Catholic social teaching. The bishops also urge prudent action now on climate change to mitigate its effects on the poor and vulnerable. Read their statement.


EJP: Catholic Campaign for Human Development & Environmental Justice

CCHD Supports Major Environmental Justice Initiatives

CCHD Groups are Advocating for Environmental Justice


EJP: Advocacy

Letter to EPA Administrator on Carbon Pollution Standards
Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski, May 28, 2014

Letter to President Obama on Climate Change
Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski, January 30, 2014

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