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

U.S. Bishops’ President Reflects on the 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued the following statement on the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Letter to the President Regarding Debt Payment Moratorium
Bishop David J. Malloy and Mr. Eric LaCompte of Jubilee Network write to President Trump regarding the proposed suspension fo debt under consideration at the next meeting of the G20 nations.

News Release: U.S. Bishops’ Chairman of International Justice and Peace Committee Shares Solidarity with Pope Francis Calling for Cessation of Hostilities and Greater Humanitarian Access
Bishop David J. Malloy, April 8, 2020

Instability and Election in Côte d’Ivoire
Bishop David J. Malloy writes to Secretary of State Pompeo to support the concerns raised by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Côte d’Ivoire (CBCI) regarding the potential for violence aesult of elections due to occur in Côte d’Ivoire later this fall.

Growing Conflict in the Sahel
In a letter to Secretary of State Pompeo, Bishop David J. Malloy writes to express his concern about the growing conflict and loss of life in the Sahel countries of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger and the risk of its spread to neighboring countries such as Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.  In his letter he provided a policy framework proposing recommendations on how the U.S. government can further address this conflict.

News Release: USCCB Statements on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
March 13, 2020

News Release: Catholic Response to Outbreak of Coronavirus
Bishop David J. Malloy, Mr. Sean Callahan, Sr. Mary Haddad, R.S.M., February, 18, 2020

Concern for West Africa
Bishop David J. Malloy writes to Secretary of State Pompeo to express his deep concern regarding the level of conflict and instability in West Africa, specifically the increasing violence in Nigeria due to herder-farmer conflict.