Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Franciscans Africa is a program of the Franciscan Family Association in Kenya with an African Mandate. We are concerned with matters of justice, peace, and integrity of creation, which are very important to both the Franciscans and the people they serve.
Our vision: is to be a centre for advocacy, lobbying, communication cooperation and animation for the Franciscan Family in Africa, providing and forming networks within and beyond the Franciscan family in the continent.
Our mission: is to promote joint actions on issues that are important to the Franciscans in Africa.
We believe that, the promotion of JPIC values and animating our communities and people we minister to following the JPIC path priority to the Franciscans and the society at large. In line with our vision and mission, The Office for justice, peace and integrity of creation as a program of the Franciscan Family in Africa is committed to ensuring the possibility of a peaceful environment where there is mutual and respectful co-existence among all the creation on earth.
To achieve our goal, we are focused on working together with all the stakeholders in the society to assess, analyze, and find the best possible solutions to all the issues affecting peace in our society such as: social, environmental, health, economical, political issues.
We have therefore developed different participatory programs and activities geared towards promoting justice and peace and to enhance the conservation of our environment.
JUSTICE: in association with Franciscans in Africa, We promote JPIC values through:
- Civic Education
- Human Rights Awareness and advocacy
- Advocacy and awareness creation on truth and justice on the past atrocities
- Seminars /workshops on youth in relation to leadership and politics in Africa
- Seminars /workshops on women in relation to leadership and politics in Africa
- Organizing for open forums to promote group therapy and sharing, (Conversations for social change),
- We have done and continue to support the process of resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons following a community-based, rights based and gender based perspective.
- Prolife rallies and campaign against abortion and use of contraceptives in Africa
- Organize community theatre and games for social change
PEACE: in association with Franciscans in Africa, We promote JPIC values through:
Youth development and empowerment: In association with Franciscans in Africa we offer:
- · Capacity building on Youth to promote JPIC values
- · Capacity building on Youth on Human rights awareness and advocacy
- · Capacity building on Youth in Non Violent approaches to conflict
- · Capacity building on Youth in relation to Leadership and management
- · Capacity building on Youth entrepreneurship
- · Workshops and seminars on youth and politics
- · Awareness creation on truth and justice from youth perspective
- · Youth rally for peace
- · Seminars and workshops on the role of youth in ensuring peace and justice
- · Workshops and campaigns actions on HIV/AIDS /STD Treatments and Natural prevention among the youth
- · Organizing youth campaigns against tribalism and nepotism
- · Networking the youth to other organizations and agencies dealing with youth related issues such as: MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND SPORTS, YOUTH FUND PROJECTS
INTEGRITY OF CREATION: in association with Franciscans in Africa, we promote responsible lifestyles through:
Environmental programs/ activities: Following our mandate of promoting the integrity of creation, JPICFA in association with Franciscans in Africa through:
Prayer for peace and justice in our society: In association with Franciscans in Africa we organize for:
- Peace Prayer day
- Retreats such us Uzima youth retreats for Youth within East Africa.
In the footsteps of Francis of Assisi we seek peace by rejecting injustice in all its forms, war and promoting coexistence between men and with creation.
Our Contacts are:
JPIC Franciscan Africa Offices
P.O. Box 15155-00509
Lang’ata, Nairobi –Kenya
Tel: +254 20890190 (Portiuncula, Franciscan Centre)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Website : www.jpicfa.org
Facebook page: jpic Franciscan Africa