The Congregational Office of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (COJPIC) Committee began its meeting in Buffalo, NY, on Thursday, September 1. The theme for the d96b31ffdaaeae78-photo.jpegfive-day meeting is “True Justice Demands Mercy.”

Beginning the day with a retreat experience based on a Theological Reflection of non-violence, the 17 sisters pondered their own life experience in light of Scripture, the writings of St. Francis, Blessed Angela and contemporary writers. They shared with each other how insights into their past will shape their future efforts in speaking, acting, and thinking non-violently.