Commission for Justice, Peace and Development

The Justice, Peace and Development (JPD) Commission serves the Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington and is an advisory group to 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:

  • An election Housing Forum hosted by the Catholic and Anglican Bishops of Wellington on 9 August 2017
  • 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
  • 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: (phone 04-3858642)







"The Commission for Justice, Peace and Development will aim to ensure that every member of the Archdiocese knows that justice is at the heart of the gospel."

Archdiocese of Wellington JPD Commission mandate

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