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

Catholic Leaders Call for Global Discernment and Cooperation to Address the Climate Crisis at COP26
Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, Bishop David J. Malloy, and Mr. Sean Callahan, October 31, 2021 

Letter to Secretary of State Blinken Regarding Conflict in South Sudan
Bishop David J. Malloy, October 13, 2021

Letter to Secretary of State Blinken Regarding Negotiations on Nuclear Weapons Non-Proliferation
Bishop David J. Malloy, September 24, 2021

Letter to Secretary of State Blinken Regarding Evacuations from Afghanistan
Bishop David J. Malloy, September 13, 2021

U.S. Bishop Chairmen Respond to Evolving Crisis in Afghanistan
Bishop David J. Malloy and Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, August 17, 2021