John Paul II Justice and Peace Centre (JPIIJPC) was established in 2007 to respond to St. John Paul II Ecclesial in Africa which says, “The Church as the family of God in Africa must bear witness to Christ, by a firm commitment to justice and solidarity by each member of God´s People”.
Like many other countries, the People of God in Uganda are still afflicted by poverty, exploitation, corruption, violence and lack of respect for human dignity and rights. At the same time, many people feel inspired by the Gospel and discover the valuable contribution of the Catholic Social Teaching. The Centre walks in faith with these brothers and sisters towards the transformation of the Church and society in Uganda.
The Centre was named after John Paul II to keep alive the teaching of our late Holy Father who so tirelessly preached the Gospel call of peace and justice, especially in his Ecclesial in Africa after the First African Synod 1994.
“Peace is not just the absence of war. It involves mutual respect and confidence between peoples and nations. It involves collaboration and binding agreements. Above all, it cannot be built on injustice, discrimination, or exploitation. No lasting peace can be achieved unless it is based on the dignity and worth of every human being.”
Pope John Paul II reflects his deep commitment to promoting justice and peace as integral aspects of human dignity and the well-being of the global community. Pope John Paul II was a strong advocate for social justice and worked tirelessly to promote peace and reconciliation among nations.
JPIIJPC supports Refugees and Host Communities with Solar Power to improve health, education and businesses in the Settlement.
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