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.
Upcoming Justice and Peace Ministries Events
Advocacy Action Alerts
Support children and adults experiencing emotional distress due to conflict, hunger and other adversities
Around the world, for those in crisis situations—poverty, hunger, violent conflict—emotional support is a fundamental human need that is too often overlooked.Please urge Congress to support HR3988, the Mental Health in International Development and Humanitarian Settings Act—the MINDS Act. This is the first-ever U.S. legislation to include mental health services in foreign assistance programming. It reaffirms best practices, lays the groundwork for a global mental health strategy and emphasizes the needs of vulnerable populations.
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.