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Justice and Peace Department of Gulu Archdiocese

Gulu, Uganda
Joined July 2019

Justice and Peace Commission works in Uganda especially in Acholi Sub region

Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Citizenship, Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Governance

Justice and Peace Commission was started in 1979, but finally establish in 1986 in Uganda as a response to the call made by Pope Paul VI in his encyclical on Development of peoples (dated March 1967) wherein he asked for the establishment of a pontifical council of Justice and Peace in the Roman Curia and similar commissions in every national and diocesan local catholic churches, throughout the world. Justice and Peace Commission Gulu Archdiocese was started in 1993, but became fully operational in 2001, with an office opened in Gulu. Each of the catholic dioceses has a diocesan justice and peace commission with commission members appointed by the area bishop. JPC Gulu Archdiocese covers all the districts of Acholi sub region which are; Amuru, Gulu, Nwoya, Lamwo, Kitgum, Agago and Pader.

Mission

To contribute towards building a society where people understand, live by protect and promote the core values of human life, peace, justice, democracy and special care for the vulnerable through advocacy, education and information together with the communities.

Vision

A just and Peaceful society where human rights and dignity for all are respected and upheld

Values

The core values of the Archdiocese of Gulu Justice and Peace Commission are the social teachings of the Church including but not limited to love, Non-discrimination, Humanity, Peace, Non Violence, Justice, Inclusiveness, Equality, Dedication, Honesty, transparency, Truthfulness, Openness and fairness

Thematic Area

JPC Gulu has three core thematic area namely; Peace building, Human rights and good governance and Research, Documentation and advocacy.

People Associated With This Organization

Yasinto Okot Okidi

Uganda  
Justice and Peace Department of Gulu...
Joined July 2019
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights
I am Okot Yasinto Okidi from Gulu Archdiocese-Northern Uganda. My expertise is in area of Human rights and peace building. I also do documentary especially the clip. I am looking forward to share my knowledge with the members on this network and learn from them as well.
I am a programme office working with Justice and Peace department of Gulu Archdiocese.
Yasinto Okot Okidi is the network champion (main point of contact) for Justice and Peace Department of Gulu Archdiocese.

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