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The Peace and Social Justice Ministry seeks to promote the Gospel of peace and social justice through its programs and ministries, locally, nationally, and globally. It serves as a partner and resource for parishes to help them discover creative ways to engage in the struggle for justice.


Care for God's Creation Committee
Environmental Action


 "Our duties towards the environment are linked to our duties towards the human person, considered in himself and in relation to others. It would be wrong to uphold one set of duties while trampling on the other. Herein lies a grave contradiction in our mentality and practice today: one which demeans the person, disrupts the environment, and damages society. Pope Benedict XVI

        The Office for Human Dignity is in the process of reconstituting the diocesan Care for God's Creation (CGC) Committee. The Care for God's Creation Committee will ideally have a representative from every parish and university in the diocese at its monthly meeting. During these meetings we discuss different environmental issues here in the Diocese of Joliet, throughout the state of Illinois, those that are taking place in the United States, and matters occurring internationally.

        Please e-mail for more info on the CGC Committee.


In the Spotlight:

Hydraulic fracturing, a method of extracting natural gas and oil thousands of feet below the surface of the earth, is making its way to the Prairie State. Horizontal high-volume slick-water hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" for short, is said to offer energy independence and economic growth to the areas where development is possible.

However, some have found that air, land, and water contamination could be associated with the process, making the process dangerous to human and organic life.

See our page on fracking for more information.


Remember, "If you want peace, work for justice!"




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