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Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation Commission 2013-2019

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Conrad Mutizamhepo

The breastplate of justice is to be put on, that you may love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your strength and your neighbor as yourselves (Rule, 19). Carmelites will show solidarity and will be eager to collaborate with all who suffer, who hope and who commit themselves to the search for the Kingdom of God. Finally, this way of being "in the midst of the people" is a sign and a prophetic witness of new relationships of fraternity and friendship among men and women everywhere. It is a prophetic message of justice and peace in society among peoples (Con. 21, 24).

Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation are constitutive issues in the proclamation of the Kingdom of God. Pope Francis has renewed our fervor in Evangelii Gaudium by stressing that "each individual Christian and every community is called to be an instrument of God for the liberation and promotion of the poor, and for enabling them to be fully a part of society... it means working to eliminate the structural causes of poverty and to promote the integral development of the poor, as well as small daily acts of solidarity in meeting the real needs which we encounter" (EG, 187-8). In pursuit of promoting the building of the Kingdom of God, the Commission seeks to sensitize, animate, participate in the promotion of Carmelites' preferential attention to the welfare of little ones of history, and involvement in JPIC issues in particular contexts.

members

  • Conrad Mutizamhepo (praeses)
  • Hariawan Adji (Indo)
  • Eduardo Agosta Scarel (Arag-Cast)
  • Florentio Dundji Dhenyi (Ita-RDC)
  • Charles Hoey (Hib)
  • Ester Martin
  • Sr. Theresa Nyadombo (HLMC)
  • Sr. Jane Ramson (O.Carm.-NGO)
  • Mark Zittle (SEL)
As Carmelites We live our life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to serve Him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience through a commitment to seek the face of the living God (the contemplative dimension of life), through prayer, through fraternity, and through service (diakonia). These three fundamental elements of the charism are not distinct and unrelated values, but closely interwoven.

 



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