The Justice, Peace and Development (JPD) Commission serves the Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington and is an advisory group to our Archbishop, Cardinal John Dew. The members of the Commission are appointed to promote Catholic socail teaching and to involve Catholics in working for justice and peace.
The JPD Commission is mandated to:
- foster and promote the social teaching of the Church with particular emphasis on justice, peace, development and protecting the integrity of creation in collaboration with the Archbishop.
- scrutinise the signs of the times and to interpret them in the light of the Gospel with the approval of the Archbishop.
- serve the Archdiocese by promoting a greater awareness and understanding of the social teaching of the Church, and by encouraging the Catholic people of the Archdiocese to work for justice, peace, development and protecting the integrity of creation
- aim to ensure that every member of the Archdiocese knows that justice is at the heart of the gospel.