Concerted Actions

Europe at the Crossroads

Justice and Peace Europe: Concerted Action 2017   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...

Growing Economic Inequality and Taxation

A Challenge for Europe and the World Justice and Peace Europe Concerted Action 2016   1) The globalisation and digitalisation of the economy have led to growing inequality in income and wealth worldwide. In highly industrialised economies, as are those of the European Union, this process shows...

The nationalism of exclusion

Justice and Peace Europe Concerted Action 2015 on growing racism and xenophobia in Europe   Across the European continent elections at regional, national and European level have shown a new rise of parties advocating the supremacy of narrow national interests over universal human values as...

Youth Unemployment: The Challenge of Solidarity

The social teaching of the Catholic Church, since the publication of the first social Encyclical, Rerum Novarum, in 1891, has consistently emphasised the importance and dignity of work. For Christians, work means something far greater than paid employment. When conducted in right relations with one...

Youth Unemployment: A crisis that threatens our future

“The most serious of the evils that afflict the world these days are youth unemployment and the loneliness of the old. The old need care and companionship; the young need work and hope but have neither one nor the other, and the problem is they don’t even look for them anymore. They have been...