Notes from The OPJCC Director
In 2018, an estimated 11.1 percent of United States households were food insecure at least some time during the year, meaning they lacked access to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members.
Catholic Social Teaching has been articulated through a rich tradition of papal, conciliar, and episcopal documents. In the first of seven principles of Catholic Social Teaching, the Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society.
September 21 is the International Day of Peace (Peace Day). The United Nations General Assembly declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. It is a day of non-violence and ceasefire.
The Season of Creation is an annual celebration of prayer and action to protect creation – human and nonhuman. It is celebrated globally by Christians of all traditions.
Toward the end of August, there are two special days you might wish to observe with prayer and reflection, World Humanitarian Day and Women’s Equality Day.
There are more than 370 million self-identified indigenous and tribal peoples and ethnic minorities in some 70 countries.
July 30, 2019 is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. According to the United Nations, every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit, or destination for victims.
Merciful Creator, as we observe Independence Day receive our prayers for our nation, our public officials and all those who dwell here.
War, human rights violations, underdevelopment, climate change and natural disasters are influencing more people to leave their homes than at any time since reliable data has been collected. There are several types of forcibly displaced persons.
The International Labor Organization defines child labor as work that deprives children and adolescents of their childhood, their education or training, their potential, their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development.
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