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Justice, Peace & the Integrity of Creation

Office Updates

The Stuart Center (located at 821 Varnum St. NE) will host a free, famliy-friendly gathering for all those who are interested in or actively  engaged in work that protects or beautifies the environment. Groups who wish to participate are invited to set up a table with information about their work and be prepared to give at 10 or 15 minute presentation.  (Powerpoint, video or personal presentations would all be welcome.)  The event will begin at 1 PM with presentations running from 2-3-30PM.

We have invited a variety of organizations to participate, including local civic organizations, solar energy providers, composting services, local Community Supported Agrigultural groups, community gardens and tiny home designers.

If you would like to have a table and give a presentation, please contact: 

Diane Roche at  or call (504) 388-8026

This event is free and open to the general public.







In the days leading up to and following the Women’s March on Washington, many Catholic women, including women religious, found themselves thinking deeply and broadly about what it means to protect and defend life. As a Religious of the Sacred Heart, and as the organizer of the Society’s presence at the DC March, I found myself in deep and heartfelt conversations with two members of the extended Sacred Heart Family who were having a hard time understanding how we could participate in an event that included pro-choice groups.

A Christian, ecumenical prayer experince built on deep silence, beautiful music and chanting.  All are welcome. 

In preparation for the January 21st Women's March on Washington, the Justice, Peace and Integrity of all Creation office is sponsoring an informational gathering 5:30pm, Friday, January 20, 2017. This event will include a pot-luck dinner followed by two workshops.

The Publication Committee of the USC Province has asked the JPIC Office at the Stuart Center to gather stories about the way that RSCJ responded to the Vatican II call to serve the needs of the poor and marginalized.  More than 60 people have already sent in memories, stories and information about their own involvement or about the work of other RSCJ, many of whom are no longer here to tell their own stories. 

If you would like to join in this effort, please just use the link below.  You can upload pictures, videos and even a voice recording.  

The Stuart Center hosted an Advent Prayer for Justice on Dec 3rd.  The group included women from eight local congregations plus laywomen and men engaged in JPIC work in their parishes. In addition to expressing prayers of hope and solidarity with a wide variety of suffering and marginalized people, many people brought practical ideas for supporting each other's ministries.  Many people plan to return to the Stuart Center on January 20th,  the evening before the Million Woman March, to share a meal and training in non-violent protest.  

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