Guiding Principles

The Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice is guided by five principles central to promoting our mission.

  1. The focus of ecology and justice embraces the interconnectedness and interrelatedness of God, self, others and Earth.
  2. The mission of MCEJ is grounded in the Gospel values of justice and equality.
  3. The mandate is guided by relevant justice and ecology resources (i.e.Social Teachings of the Catholic Church and the Earth Charter).
  4. Collaboration with international, national and local networks is central to our work.
  5. The involvement of youth is essential in the work of ecology and justice.


“Help us to understand that if we take without giving we damage the delicate balance that supports life.”