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.

Last activities

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...

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...
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