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John Paul II Justice and Peace Centre (JPIIJPC)

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.

Our Story

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.

JPIIJPC is at the service of the Catholic Church, but we collaborate with other institutions and faiths in order to build God´s Kingdom in Uganda. All our initiatives of training, research and advocacy seek to empower people so that our Christian faith bears abundant fruits of Justice and Peace

John Paul II Justice and Peace Centre

Objectives as Justice & Peace Centre

  • To make Catholic Social Teaching more known, understood and effective in the life of the Church and Society.
  • To create a Centre of research into issues of justice and peace.
  • To engage in public advocacy and networking, in order to be a clear voice for a just society.
  • To collaborate with all other institutions or groups which share the same vision and objectives in a special way the Diocesan Justice and Peace Commissions, Association of Religious in Uganda (ARU), and the Catholic Secretariat for Justice and Peace.

What we do

We aim at promoting awareness and provide creative response to issues of Justice and Peace in Uganda.

Combating Human Trafficking in Uganda

JPIIJPC in partnership with Uganda Episcopal Conference (Uganda Catholic Secretariat) and Association of the Religious in Uganda (ARU)-Department of Justice and Peace have been tackling the vice of human trafficking since 2019.

Solar Power for Health Centres in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement

This Centre aims to improve health and education sector and the performance of small businesses through the installation of Solar Energy at Centres, Schools (each with computer classes constructed and equipped) and Business Hubs at Bidibidi Refugee Settlements

Girl Child Education

The Centre champions the education of girls, recognizing it as a fundamental right and a crucial step toward gender equality and societal progress. We do this with partnership from other key stakeholders carries out advocacy on Girl-Child Education across the country.

JPIIJPC is an Institution of seven Missionary Congregations committed to build a more just and peaceful Uganda

Comboni Missionary Sisters

Mill Hill Missionaries

Missionaries of Africa

Society of Jesus

Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa

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Beneficiaries of peace building project.

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Human trafficking Survivors Supported

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Solar Energy Provided

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ICT Equipements Provided

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St. John Paul II Award

JPIIJPC wins the inaugural St. John Paul II award !...

National Prayer on Human Trafficking

Hon Minister Betty Amongi, Minister of Gender, Labour and Social...

Solar Energy and ICT Equipment For Health Centre IIIs and Schools-Bidibidi Refugee Settlement

Handover of Computer Laboratory in Twajiji Hope Primary School-Bidibidi Settlement...

Training of Community Leaders

The Centre, in cooperation with the implementing partners IRC, YETA,...

Peace pastoral visit of the Bishop of Arua in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement.

In order to ensure Social Cohesion among the South Sudan...

Pastoral Peace Visit by Bishop of Arua Diocese in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement

JPIIJPC organized a pastoral peace visit by the Bishop of Arua Diocese to...

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