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European and US Catholic Bishop Call for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons Globally

06/07/2017 13:52
July 6, 2017 BRUSSELS. Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich, president of Justice and Peace Europe, and Bishop Oscar Cantú, chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, issued today a declaration arguing for “the total elimination of nuclear weapons.”   Entitled...

Europe’s Security: which responsibilities, which freedom?

30/09/2016 12:49
International Workshop and General Assembly of the Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions   Is security a common good? How to grant security without jeopardising freedom and justice? Which are the responsibilities at stake and what are their implications on developing...

External action: an authentic European Peace Policy needed

14/06/2016 12:30
War in Syria, Iraq and Libya, conflict in Eastern Ukraine, terrorism and hybrid threats: in recent months, an arc of instability has surrounded the European Union and violent attacks even hit its core. It is to be hoped that this 28-29 June, the EU will reshape the strategic guidance for its...

Growing Economic Inequiality and Taxation

11/02/2016 11:41
A Challenge for Europe and the World 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...

Living together in Europe

22/09/2015 14:20
Justice and Peace Europe meets in Copenhagen and Malmö   The Conference of European Justice & Peace Commissions will meet from 25 to 28 September 2015 in Copenhagen and Malmö for their annual International Workshop and General Assembly. The general theme of the International Workshop is...

Pope Francis spoke to all on behalf of all

01/07/2015 12:55
  Comments of H.E. Jean-­‐Claude Hollerich, Archbishop of Luxembourg and President of Justice and Peace Europe on the encyclical letter “Laudato si”   Last week Pope Francis addressed his encyclical letter “Laudato si” on care for our human home to every person living on the planet. It...

Integrate religious freedom into EU human rights policy priorities

23/04/2015 11:19
President of Justice and Peace Europe pleaded for increased protection of religious minorities worlwide during his meeting with EU Special Representative for Human Rights. On Tuesday, 21 April 2015, Luxembourg's Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich, the President of Justice and Peace Europe, met in...

Launch of the 2015 Concerted Action of Justice and Peace Europe

18/02/2015 12:00
The nationalism of exclusion Launch of the annual Concerted Action of Justice and Peace Europe   Parties with nationalist programmes have been able to increase their popularity throughout Europe. This became particularly evident in the European elections in May 2014. Justice and Peace Europe,...

Promoting Human Dignity during an Economic Crisis

03/10/2014 19:00
Justice and Peace Europe meets in Greece (2014) The European Conference of Justice & Peace Commissions will meet from the 3rd to the 7th of October n Athens and Corinth for their annual International Workshop and General Assembly. The general theme of the meeting is “Human...

The Expulsion of the Christians of Mosul is horrendous

28/07/2014 13:50
A Call for Political Action by Justice and Peace Europe   Since the beginning of June ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and in Syria), now IS (Islamic State), a militant Salafist group, has spread terror across Syria and Northern Iraq and occupied cities here, the largest being Mosul, the ancient...