Justice and 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.

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Upcoming Justice and Peace Ministries Events

Advocacy Action Alerts

Urge Congress to Pass the Afghan Adjustment Act

It has been one year since the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the harrowing scenes that captivated the world as aircraft rushed to depart its capital city of Kabul. Tens of thousands of Afghan nationals have been resettled in communities across the United States. They are now in need of a legal pathway to real and lasting safety. They need the Afghan Adjustment Act.

Most Afghans arrived with humanitarian parole, which only allows someone to remain in the United States for a temporary duration. The bipartisan Afghan Adjustment Act (S. 4787/H.R. 8685) provides an important correction by allowing recently resettled Afghans to apply to become lawful permanent residents, the same status they would have received had they been admitted through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.

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.

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