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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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International and public dimension of health

The French health expert, Raymon Gautier, said on 1944: “Health is more than absence of disease: the word health means something positive; psychical, mental and moral well-being. That is the goal we must achieve, even though it it goes beyond the possibilities of curative and preventive medicine”....

Pandemic, sanitary resources and disarmament

It is logical to be very worried nowadays for the sanitary emergency generated around us due to COVID19, but it is also important to be conscious that this pandemic has been extended at a global level. Our harmful experience makes clear that its consequences are going to be disastrous and it will...

Connected isolation

Some thoughts of Justice and Peace Europe about the world post COVID-19 and the potential impact of confinement on creativity and solidarity   The members of the Executive Committee of Justice and Peace Europe met last Thursday, 30 April, in a videoconference. We had a good discussion about...

The European Union response to COVID-19

This note provides an overview on the EU competences in public health matters and the activities of its institutions in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. Composed of sovereign states the EU plays a subsidiary role. IN the future there may be room for more and better coordination in dealing with...

Towards a new world after the coronavirus

"The American dream is over" said the famous USA folk singer Joan Baez in an interview a few months ago. This American dream basically consists of everyone being able to be successful, socially prestigious and rich.  This dream, which is shared by many people in many countries around the...

Sustaining life and community

The General Commission for Justice and Peace in Spain is experiencing with great grief and sadness the illness and death of so many people due to the coronavirus pandemic. We wish to express our closeness to those who directly or indirectly suffer from the disease, and our immense gratitude to all...

Bulletin #50 Peace as a journey of hope: dialogue, reconcilitaion and ecological conversion

March 2020 Dear friends,   Peace is a constant process in time that needs the patient search for truth and justice, that honours the memory of the victims and that opens up to a hope stronger than revenge, safeguarding the rights of all people - especially the weakest and most needy - and of...

The Common Good of the Seas

2020 annual Concerted Action of Justice and Peace Europe Our planet is very much a blue planet -70% of Earth’s surface is covered in water. Yet, this well-balanced ecosystem is becoming increasingly endangered by human activity. Thus, the European conference of Justice and Peace Commissions...

Indigenous peoples are a living appeal for hope

It is not by accident that the United Nations has declared 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages since most of the 2680 languages in danger of disappearing are of indigenous nature. It is also alarming to note that nearly half of the 400 environmental and human rights defenders...

Bulletin #49 The hope of the poor shall not perish for ever

November 2019   Dear friends,   The VIIIFOESSA report(Spanish association for the promotion of Social Studies and Applied Sociology) regarding Exclusion and Social Development in Spain confirms that social exclusion is deeply rooted in the structure of our country. Today, there are 8.5...
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