Who We Are
“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”.
(Ecclesial in Africa, John Paul II)
John Paul II Justice and Peace Centre (JPIIJPC) has been established in 2007 to answer this call. The People of God in Uganda is 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 will walk in faith with these brothers and sisters towards the transformation of the Church and society in Uganda.
We named our Centre John Paul II to keep alive the teaching of our late Holy Father who so tirelessly preached the Gospel call of peace and justice, not least 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 trying to build God´s Kingdom in Uganda. All our initiatives of training, research and advocacy will seek to empower people so that our Christian faith bears abundant fruits of Justice and Peace.
JPIIJPC is an Institution of six Missionary congregations committed to build a more just and peaceful Uganda:
- Comboni Missionaries
- Comboni Missionary Sisters
- Congregation of Holy Cross
- Mill Hill Missionaries
- Missionaries of Africa
- Society of Jesus
An empowered People of God living in a just and peaceful Uganda.
To promote awareness and provide creative response to issues of Justice and Peace in Uganda.
- 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.
Our Values/Operating Principles
- A Faith that participate in Jesus’ mission of building God’s Kingdom here on earth.
- Respect for human dignity and rights.
- Compassion and self-giving for the common good.
- Competence, Integrity and Commitment.
- Option for the vulnerable and the neglected.
- Gender sensitivity.
- Good governance and transparency.
- Collaboration and participation