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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Trade policy matters

Starting with some considerations from the Catholic Social Teaching regarding trade policy, the following note gives an overview of current EU and global trade policy matters.   A) Catholic Social Teaching and trade Over the past years, the Holy See and bishops have taken part in the debate on...

Challenges for Humanitarian Aid in a Globalised World

Humanitarian needs have increased all over the world. Their scope and diversity has generated a large financing gap. In 2016, assistance will be needed for 90 million people. Two thirds of them are displaced people because of violent conflicts. The other third are victims of natural disasters or...

Joint NGO statement ahead of the European Council o f 28-29 June 2016 NGOs strongly condemn new EU policies to contain migration

At  the  upcoming  European  Council,  European  Union  (EU)  leaders  will  discuss  the European Commission’s  Communication  on  a  new  Partnership  Framework  with  third  countries .  The...

Fairer taxation strengthens social justice

In recent months and years, media leaks have revealed the shocking extent of systematic tax fraud and aggressive tax avoidance. Tax havens and loopholes in the legislation of many countries are at the origin of this scandal which has the potential to undermine democracy. In particular,...

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...
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