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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.

Last activities

Pope Francis spoke to all on behalf of all

Comments of H.E. Jean-­Claude Hollerich, Archbishop of Luxembourg and President of Justice and Peace Europe on the encyclical letter “Laudato si” “Laudato si” forcefully insists that debates on the environment must integrate questions of justice. Pope Francis tells us “a true ecological approach...

EU Agenda on Migration: a first step in the right direction

“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers” (Hebrew 13:2) Since 19 April 2015, when 800 people died in a boat disaster in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast, the European institutions have intensively addressed the issue of migration and the treatment of refugees in Europe and on its...

Church united for decent work

  Declaration of the catholic-inspiration organisations for decent work   "There is no deeper material poverty than which deprives people from the dignity of labour and their daily business". "Youth unemployment, informal labour and the lack of labour rights are not unavoidable, they are...

Integrate religious freedom into EU human rights policy priorities

President of Justice and Peace Europe pleaded for increased protection of religious minorities worlwide during his meeting with EU Special Representative for Human Rights. The meeting took place in the context of the review of the EU Action Plan on Human Roogths and Democracy. Referring to the...

On the new losses in the Mediterranean

After the new, alarming news of people losing their lives in wrecks in the Mediterranean, we the signing entities want to express once again our grief and indignation about this unacceptable tragedy that goes on. We believe that this terrible situation requires prompt international intervention to...

Quarterly Bulletin #35

March 2015 Dear friends, This year's Global Peace Day theme is called Not slaves, but brothers and sisters. Pope Francis points out the faces of our century's slavery while analysing its causes. In today's society we have put price to human dignity and feel unmoved by the constant "transformation"...

We do not want to get us used

We, the organisations of the Catholic Church in Spain and Morocco involved in backing, sheltering and defending human rights and dignity, want to express once again our deep sorrow and concern about the shameful events covered by the media lately, after the new appearance of the deaths and...

About the approval of the "revisable permanent prison" sentence by the Congress

Last January 22 the Spanish Congress approved a reform of the Penal Code project that includes —among other features— the implementation of a new "revisable permanent prison" sentence. On this basis, the Spanish Commission for Justice and Peace wants to emphasise what we already claimed about this...

Merry Christmas

"God with us", urge us to build a new earth; fairer, more transparent, peaceful, without building walls, without constructing fences, with hosting peoples, with solidarity lifes. Happy and Holy Christmas. Our best wishes for peace, love, brotherhood and hope in the new year. General...

No longer slaves, but brothers and sisters

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD DAY OF PEACE   1. At the beginning of this New Year, which we welcome as God’s gracious gift to all humanity, I offer heartfelt wishes of peace to every man and woman, to all the world’s peoples and nations, to heads of...
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