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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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A Gift to all Humankind

70 years ago, on the 10th of December 1948 in Paris the member States of the United Nations signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Human Rights existed before this date and only several decades later did the Human Rights movement introduce them into the larger political debate. However,...

Bulletin #46: Accessibility to potable and safe drinking water

November 2018   Dear Friends,   The past 1st of September, in the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, the Pope Francis thanked for the “sister water, simple and useful to the life of the planer like no other thing. It is because of this, taking care of fountains and water basins...

Bulletin #45 Gaudate et Exsultate

June 2018   Dear friends,   On March 19, Pope Francis once again surprised us with a magnificent document: the apostolic exhortation Gaudete et exsultate, with which he made an appeal to holiness in the contemporary world. Holiness is as diverse as humanity and is "next door". It is...

Rural environment, a bet of life

Conclusions of the Working Days "Rural environment, a bet of life" Echoes from small things Palencia, 13rd to 15th April 2018   The General Justice and Peace Commission celebrate 50 years in 2018 and has begun to celebrate it in Palencia during its annual days from April 13 to 15. Under the...

Bulletin #44 Migrants and refugees: men and women in search of peace

March 2018 Dear fiends,   On January 1st this year, the Message of Pope Francis for the World Day for Peace has once again placed migrants and refugees in the center.  Coinciding with it, dozens of people of sub-Saharan origin arrived on our coasts, who had to spend the night outdoors in...

Secretary-General meeting from 9 – 11 February 2018 in Northern Ireland

As every year, Secretaries General of the Justice and Peace Commissions of Europe have met from 9 to 11 February, in a meeting that offers the opportunity to discuss current and future challenges. The sessions were held mainly at the Drumalis Spirituality Center in Larne, but also at Belfast City...

Bulletin #43 Change the course to protect the planet

Dear friends,   The wishes expressed by Pope Francis and the Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew, in the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, are far from being realized although nature never ceases to warn us about the need to change course to protect the planet. Hurricanes, droughts,...

Multinational companies and Human Rights.Towards an international legally binding instrument

On the occasion of the Human Rights Day 2017 Justice and Peace Europe wishes to attract the attention of its member commissions and an interested public to the negotiations of an international working group within the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, whose task it is «to elaborate an...

On the worrying political and social situation in Catalonia

Note from the General Commission of Justice and Peace of Spain   On the worrying political and social situation in Catalonia, the General Commission of Justice and Peace, with the desire to propose some words that favor peace and understanding, states: We find ourselves facing a serious,...

Nuclear Disarmament: Seeking Human Security

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 a declaration arguing for “the total elimination of nuclear weapons.” Read de satatement
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