The OMI Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) initiative works to promote human dignity and respect for God’s creation through our faith-consistent investment principles, advocacy with corporations and governments, educational outreach, and grassroots organizing in Oblate parishes.
The Oblate JPIC initiative is deeply rooted in the respect for life and human dignity. We promote an ethic of consistent life: opposing abortion, the death penalty, torture and other assaults on human dignity while speaking out on behalf of the poor and dispossessed – immigrants, migrant workers, indigenous peoples. We advocate for life-saving medicines and other measures to respond to the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, work to eliminate human trafficking and more.
In the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the dignity of the human person is rooted in his or her creation in the image and likeness of God. Our advocacy for an ethic of Consistent Life, Social and Economic Justice, and the Integrity of Creation flow from this understanding.