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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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Saint Kitts and Nevis just ratified the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Today, 9 August 2020, marks 75 years since the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, killing more than 74,000 people and inflicting harm across generations. To honour the victims and survivors of that horrific attack, the Caribbean state of Saint Kitts and Nevis has...

Three more countries ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: Ireland, Nigeria and Niue

In a ceremony hosted by ICAN and chaired by Elayne Whyte Gomez, the Costa Rican diplomat who steered the negotiations of the ground-breaking Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, three more countries announced their ratification: Ireland, Nigeria and the pacific island state of Niue. In her...

Joint Interfaith Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

6 August 2020 As a wide coalition of faith-based communities from around the world, we have committed to speaking with one voice that rejects the existential threat to humanity that nuclear weapons pose. We reaffirm that the presence of even one nuclear weapon violates the core principles of our...

Spain approves the Minimum Living Income. Part II

The minimum life income (MLI) of Spain: objectives, characteristics, beneficiaries, quantities   The main objective of the MLI is: “to prevent the risk of poverty and social exclusion of people living alone or integrated into a unity of cohabitant, when they are in a vulnerability situation...

The Church contribution to the Covid19

Dear friends,   The gaze and the hands of the Church, with the proclamation of the Word of God, have been during this crisis our contribution to help and remedy the fragility of human beings and of the whole of creation. They should continue to be the contribution in the still dark phases of...

Spain approves the Minimum Living Income

“This can be the necessary moment to considerer a universal basic wage” Pope Francis In the year 2017 CCOO and UGT, two trade unions, presented in the Spanish Parliament a Popular Legislative Initiative which its main goal was to establish a Minimum Income Subsidy. Next year, a ministerial council...

Rising to “normality”

Can an unbeliever person be good or do even great things for others? This is a pertinent question in the social situation we are experiencing with the Covid-19 that provokes in so many people an enormous desire to do good.   Many centuries ago, St. Justin spoke about this fact affirming that...

Is there a new stage for elderly residences?

It seems that the Covid19 situation is becoming blurred. We are now far from “we will stop this virus all together”, the applause at 8pm in the windows [1], and funny videos which were trying to enliven us and to arouse a current that brings together wills and synergies to make us feel members, not...

The Church does not lock

Even before the lockdown state, the public social services were overwhelmed and, in general, the three levels administrations were lacking cooperation. The Church’s social services were also overwhelmed and their responsible persons were suffering anguish, stress and emotional exhaustion. The...

Statement of Murcia Commission for Justice and Peace

We are slowly emerging from the pandemic. Covid19 has disrupted many projects and has left many deaths and suffering, especially in residences of elder people and the sanitary personnel who have death serving in hospitals. The diocesan Commission for Justice and Peace, inspired by Jesus’ gospel,...
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