Justice, peace and development


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 JPD Commission are appointed to promote Catholic social teaching and to involve Catholics in working for justice and peace.

Activities of the Commission in recent years have included:

  • Stations of the Cross pilgrimages in Lower Hutt and Porirua to highlight housing need in neighbourhoods facing state house demolitions;
  • A ‘Loaves and Fishes’ picnic at Parliament to draw attention to our need to respond to poverty
  • A joint election event with the Anglican Diocese drawing attention to child poverty
  • Seminars on Laudato Si’ – Pope Francis’s encyclical on care for our common home


The Commission is supported by the JPD Advisor who is based at Wellington Catholic social services.
Contact: l.beech@wn-catholicsocialservices.org.nz phone 04-3858642