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The Spanish Justice and Peace General Commission is a Catholic Church organization. It was created by the Spanish Bishops’ Conference with the mission of promoting and defending human rights, justice and peace.

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Bulletin #41 Nonviolence: a style of politics for peace

March 2017 Dear friends,   With his Message for World Day of Peace 2017, Pope Francis has pointed out a fundamental challenge for peace: to shape our deepest feelings and values to non-violence, so that this attitude is “the style of our decisions, our relationships, our actions and politics...

New EU Commission plans on returns and detention will create more harm and suffering

90 civil society organisations address EU Commission in joint statement BRUSSELS, 3 March 2017 – Bowing down to political pressure to be “tough” on irregular migration, the European Commission has turned its back on the full implementation of human rights safeguards in its Returns’ Directive and is...

New European Union returns policies put children at risk

Joint press release by PICUM, Save the Children, IOM, UNICEF, OHCHR, End Immigration Detention of Children and the International Detention Coalition The European Commission adopted a Recommendation and Renewed Action Plan on 2 March 2017 for EU member states to consider in their procedures to...

Europe at the Crossroads

The project for a peaceful and unified Europe now stands at the crossroads. This has been shown, not least, by the Brexit-referendum in the United Kingdom in June 2016, which has opened up a period of doubt and uncertainty. It must be seen as an alarming sign of a widespread dissatisfaction and...

Prayer&Breakfast: Nonviolence is the key to peace

On 27 January 2017, Justice & Peace Europe organised a Prayer & Breakfast at the Secretariat of COMECE in Brussels on the theme of Pope Francis' Message for the World Day of Peace "Nonviolence: a style of politics for peace". The event gathered around 40 participants from the EU...

Regaining trust and countering fear

We live in a world full of unrests in many areas, be it politics, the economy, society or culture. More and more people feel insecure and are convinced that their concerns are not being taken seriously. Accepting trangressions of some public actors risks opening the door to intolerance or even hate...

EU enlargement negotiations: state of play

On 8 November 2016, the European Commission published its annual “Enlargement Package” evaluating the state of play and the prospects for countries aspiring for future EU membership. This Note gives an overview of the main findings and assesses their potential implications. Read the Note

Creating a safe haven for all: Refugees and human dignity

Europe is at a crossroads: Will it show leadership based on its commitment to the values of human rights and solidarity, or will it choose to exclude refugees from access to dignified and safe life, giving way to nationalist and populist agendas? The Conference of European Justice and Peace...

Statement on the European Union

The informal EU summit in Bratislava on 16 September was the first occasion after the UK referendum for the 27 Heads of State and Government of the European Union to meet without the UK prime minster. The outcome was the adoption of the Bratislava Declaration and Roadmap. The latter contains a...

Build bridges of justice rather than walls of fear

We, delegates from 21 European Justice & Peace Commissions, came together in Luxembourg from 30 September to 3 October 2016 to fulfil our responsibility to explore the challenges of security facing Europe in dialogue with representatives of politics, the military, EU institutions and civil...
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