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
Tell Congress to prioritize the environment, the poor and vulnerable in infrastructure package
Congress is considering legislation about how to best support our nation’s infrastructure and economic recovery. Lawmakers must set aside their differences to reach a strong, bipartisan agreement to make the investments necessary to care for the earth and for those on the margins of society. As a follower of Jesus, you can lend your voice to ensure that we build a better future that promotes the common good and protects the environment, the poor and the vulnerable.
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 our Vulnerable Sisters and Brothers
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. Families who once had the means to farm and earn a living are now going without food.
Urge your members of Congress to respond to the needs of our human family and prevent further devastation around the world by providing international assistance to poverty-reducing programs.