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Justice, Development, Peace and Caritas (JDPC), Owerri Archdiocese

Who We Are

Justice, Development, Peace and Caritas Commission (JDPC) Owerri is a commission of the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri, Nigeria. It is an operating arm of the Church in Owerri, Nigeria inaugurated in January, 1970 by Pope Paul the VI as the pontifical council for justice and peace (justitia et pax). 

We empower organizations in civil society for people’s participation in governance and upholding their fundamental human rights.

The commission which evolved from the social development department of the Church gained prominence in the Catholic Archdiocese of Owerri in the early 90’s after the 2nd National Eucharistic Congress held in Owerri, with renewed emphasis in the social ministry of the Church.

What We Do


— Conflict Resolutions

JDPC Owerri Archdiocese has resolved nothing less than twenty (20) conflicts amicably and restored peace and justice to so many families, organizations and parishes in the Archdiocese. We are using our office to bring justice and peace to the people under our jurisdiction.


— Medical Outreach

JDPC Owerri Archdiocese has been assisting the poor and the needy in defraying some of their hospital bills. The health unit holds medical outreach on Thursdays of every week. For the Christmas celebration, Orange Drugs in partnership with JDPC Owerri Archdiocese  organizes a four-day free medical check-up and treatment for Christians


— Skill Acquisition

The unit of JDPC Skill Acquisition has successfully trained several youths in fashion and designing in year 2019 alone. We are looking forward to partner with expects in various skill trainings and firms to aid in this campaign.


— Microfinance Scheme

The JDPC has established a unit responsible for granting interest free loans to indigent persons to help them start up business. In 2019, the JDPC has empowered not less than twenty persons.


— Humanitarian Service (Caritas)

JDPC Owerri Archdiocese has continued to alleviate the problems and difficulties of the less privileged in the Archdiocese. They visit Eu-Care charity office, a department of JDPC every Tuesdays of the week to get ease of life.


— Eucharistic Care Scholarship

In year 2019, the JDPC in collaboration and sponsorship of our Archbishop has given so many indigent persons scholarship across all levels of education.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Justice, Development, Peace and Caritas Commission

JDPC gives a new meaning to the life of prisoners and ex-prisoners

This commission empowers organizations in civil society for peoples’ participation in governance and upholding their fundamental human rights.

JDPC Identifies unjust policies and take corrective actions and creates a forum for information gathering and dissemination as a community empowerment tool. They make preferential option for the poor ad marginalized.

His Grace, Most Rev. Anthony J.V. Obinna

Rev. Fr. Dr. Gerald Chukwudi Njoku

The Eu-Care Charity Service is an arm of the Owerri Archdiosan JDPC

Email us at info@jdpcowerri.org

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We appreciate all those who directly or indirectly sponsor our programme.  More sponsors are welcome.