Mission & Identity

The Committee on International Justice and Peace is staffed by the Office of International Justice and Peace, which is part of the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development.

The Office assists the bishops in advancing the social mission of the Church, especially in its advocacy for policies that advance justice, defend human dignity and protect poor and vulnerable communities around the world.

Happening Now

Holy Land Coordination 2023 Communiqué: Communion with the Church in Jordan and the Wider Holy Land
January 20, 2023

Letter to Secretary of State Blinken Regarding Democratic Republic of the Congo
Bishop David J. Malloy, December 19, 2022

Statement Calling for Restoration of Religious Freedom and Human Rights in Nicaragua
Bishop David J. Mally, December 16, 2022

Letter to Secretary of State Blinken Regarding International Moratorium on the Use of the Death Penalty
Bishop David J. Malloy, December 14, 2022

Letter to Catholic Bishops' Conference of Indonesia President Cardinal Hardjoatmodjo After Earthquake
Bishop David J. Malloy, December 1, 2022

Statement on Installation of Chinese Bishop
Bishop David J. Malloy, November 29, 2022

Letter of Solidarity to President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia After Signing of Peace Agreement
Bishop David J. Malloy, November 9, 2022

Letter to Secretary of State Blinken Regarding Situation in Nigeria
Bishop David J. Malloy, October 19, 2022

Letter to Secretary of State Blinken on U.S. Africa Strategy
Bishop David J. Malloy, October 13, 2022

U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for International Justice and Peace Condemns Threats to Use Nuclear Weapons
Bishop David J. Malloy, September 23, 2022

Letter to USAID Administrator Phillips Regarding U.S. Assistance to Pakistan in Wake of Catastrophic Flooding
Bishop David J. Malloy, September 15, 2022

U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for International Justice and Peace Calls for Progress in Nuclear Disarmament
Bishop David J. Malloy, September 8, 2022

Bishop Chairmen Issue Reflection on World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley and Bishop David J. Malloy, September 1, 2022

Statement Expressing Solidarity with Maronite Church
Bishop David J. Malloy, August 12, 2022

Statement Expressing Solidarity with the Church in Nicaragua
Bishop David J. Malloy, August 19, 2022