Justice & Peace Ministries
Justice and Peace Ministries staffs the Bishops of the Archdiocese of Atlanta and supports archdiocesan clergy, parishes, schools, ministries and organizations on matters of justice and peace, as well as issues of social concern. Grounded in Catholic social teaching, we focus specifically on education, awareness and advocacy resources, programs and opportunities. We are committed to deepening the capacity of Social Action Ministries, thus helping to empower all Catholics to answer the call to love of God and neighbor by actively engaging in the social mission of the Church.
Upcoming Justice & Peace Ministries Events
Advocacy Action Alerts
Urge Congress to support the equitable global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines
COVID-19 vaccines have provided the world with relief and hope, but inequitable vaccine distribution threatens global health and economic security. The U.S. government has pledged $4 billion toward the global vaccine campaign. As of early April, however, 130 countries accounting for nearly 2.5 billion people hadn’t received their first dose.
The U.S. must work to address these inequalities by pushing for the sharing of excess vaccines and investing in supplies, health systems and faith-based networks that promote positive messaging for vaccine acceptance.
Tell President Biden to end the federal death penalty
We urge President Joe Biden and his administration to honor the sanctity of life by prioritizing an end to the federal death penalty.
In the wake of a horrific execution spree by the previous administration, Catholics and people of goodwill are calling on President Joe Biden, a Catholic, to take concrete steps to end the federal death penalty.
Protect programs that support migrants
We lift our voices and actions to accompany our brothers and sisters on the move—migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and those internally displaced by violence and the lack of economic opportunity.
Urge your elected officials to work in a bipartisan manner to pass a long-term, legislative solution for those with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and protect poverty-reducing foreign aid in the federal budget.
Protect programs that support refugees
Refugees and families on the move are living in crowded settlements with little access to clean water and soap, space to social distance and other basic needs.
Supporting foreign aid means families will have access to needs like clean water, food, medical care and shelter, but also of building more just and peaceful societies to help end the leading cause of forced displacement—conflict.