RSCJ at the US- Mexico border in San Diego

In solidarity with those who are most vulnerable

From our contemplation of the Pierced Heart of Jesus in the heart of wounded humanity flows the desire to commit ourselves with greater passion and compassion to justice, peace and the integrity of creation.

Journeying with people of different religions, races and cultures, and listening profoundly to the joys and suffering of humanity, have allowed us to be touched by the poverty, inequality, exclusion, violence and environmental destruction that are present in today’s world.

We take the responsibility to orient all our educative endeavors toward creating relationships of equality, inclusion, non-violence and harmony, believing that to have life and life in abundance is the deepest desire of God. In whatever apostolic activity we are engaged, our educative mission makes visible our solidarity with those who are excluded. 

The pursuit of justice, peace and integrity of creation (JPIC) permeates all aspects of our lives. We include these in the criteria we use for discerning our relationships, ministries and commitments. In so doing, all our choices are marked by Gospel values.

Today, we, the Society of the Sacred Heart, commit to four imperatives set forth by our International JPIC office in the document Being Artisans of Hope in Our Blessed and Broken World:

  1. Washing one another's feet: An invitation to critically reflect on JPIC and our relationship to power

  2. Transforming and being transformed: Advocacy that begins with soul-searching honesty

  3. Caring for our common home

  4. Welcoming people on the move and walking with those who seek refuge and who hope for a better future


JPIC Learning Hub

The JPIC Learning Hub is hosted by the International Society of the Sacred Heart ( and aims to be an information and learning center that will support the family of the Sacred Heart in its commitment

  • to be Artisans of Hope in Our Blessed and Broken World;
  • by facilitating the flow of information among us and making available technologies that are in the service of justice, peace, and integrity of creation; and,
  • inviting conversations and providing learning platforms for our imperative-based transformative communities of practice.
Take me to the JPIC Learning Hub

For more on JPIC visit our province's Office of JPIC on the Stuart Center website.


JPIC initiatives and ministries

... we derive courage and confidence from our educational mission and Sacred Heart spirituality in a world that calls for just use of power, structural and systemic transformation, an ethic of caring, and openness to welcoming people on the move.