Welcome to Justice and Peace of Spain

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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Tax evasion and Tax Avoidance. The Global and European momentum

Economic inequality is increasing and it puts a threat to the social and moral cohesion of European society. Pope Francis has repeated his concern about growing economic inequality on many occasions. In a globalised economy, better international and European cooperation can make taxation fairer and...

Bulletin #38

Dear friends,   The tragedy of refugees along with the disappointing response of Europe is yet another proof of the lack of commitment shown by our opulent societies facing the suffering of many peoples. The European Governments response is a direct consequence of the public opinion which is...

Religion matters. Rethinking the challenges of tomorrow

"In words and deeds. Preaching on its own is not enough. The act of loving and benevolence towards others – both in our own religious community and beyond – should be part of our daily life". Read Interreligious dialogue in Nigeria

EU responsible mineral sourcing regulation

EU negotiations three bands around the proposed EU regulation on the responsible provision for minerals began on February 1, 2016. The European Commission, the European Parliament and the Presidency of the European Council will seek to agree on a commitment text in the coming months. Civil society...

Launch of the Justice and Peace Europe Concerted Action 2016

On Ash Wednesday, 10 February 2016, the Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions (Justice and Peace Europe) officially started its annual Concerted Action 2016 with the publication of a Basic Text  which presents the theme “Growing Economic Inequality and Taxation – A Challenge for...

Bulletin #37

Dear friends,   Last May the Spanish Bishops during their recent plenary meeting approved a pastoral instruction called “Church, servant of the poor” which we believe may not be enough known as it has been eclipsed by the encyclical Laudato Si’ that was publish a couple days afterwards. This...

Happy Christmas 2015!

We advocate an "3D Ecology" or "Trinitarian Ecology" as suggested by the own Encyclical Laudato Si'. We are conscious to take care of our common home for the enjoyment of future generations, taking us to dimension of time, to the sustainability, to the Father God who is eternal. But the care must...

Breaking the link between minerals and armed conflicts: a mandatory European regulation is necessary!

Position statement adopted by European Commissions for Justice and Peace   In many areas of the world marked by conflict, such as the DRC, Colombia, Myanmar and Central Africa, the extraction and trade of natural resources allows many armed groups, which are guilty of perpetrating...

Global Call to Action Against Poverty - Letter to His Holiness Pope Francisco

This proposal has been sent to the Vatican Secretariat of State by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, at the request of the General Commission for Justice and Peace in Spain. It was also supported in the last meeting of the Jesuit Provincials Conference of Latin America (CPAL) and it´s...

Quarterly Bulletin #36

July 2015 Dear friends,   On June 18 we happily learned and received Pope Francis’ social encyclical dedicated to environment. It is inspired in the Canticle of the Creatures by Saint Francis of Assisi, and takes some of its verses as beginning: “Be praised, my Lord, through our sister Mother...
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