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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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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

Bulletin #41 Nonviolence: a style of politics for peace

March 2017 Dear friends,   With his Message for World Day of Peace 2017, Pope Francis has pointed out a fundamental challenge for peace: to shape our deepest feelings and values to non-violence, so that this attitude is “the style of our decisions, our relationships, our actions and politics...

New EU Commission plans on returns and detention will create more harm and suffering

90 civil society organisations address EU Commission in joint statement BRUSSELS, 3 March 2017 – Bowing down to political pressure to be “tough” on irregular migration, the European Commission has turned its back on the full implementation of human rights safeguards in its Returns’ Directive and is...

New European Union returns policies put children at risk

Joint press release by PICUM, Save the Children, IOM, UNICEF, OHCHR, End Immigration Detention of Children and the International Detention Coalition The European Commission adopted a Recommendation and Renewed Action Plan on 2 March 2017 for EU member states to consider in their procedures to...

Europe at the Crossroads

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 an alarming sign of a widespread dissatisfaction and...
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