In a document published one month from the day that journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated in a premeditated attack on our society, the Church Commission for Justice and Peace urged all citizens to reflect on the current state of our society, to take concrete action to work for the common good and to promote peace.

The Commission said it is no doubt necessary to pray and ask God for the gift of his peace. However, it is clear that this is nowhere near enough. In the words of Pope Benedict XVI, ‘peace is both gift and task’. Peace  requires a commitment from each and every one of us to work towards a society based on truth, justice, freedom and love – the four interdependent values on which peace is based.

In a situation considered desperate by many, we are called to be agents of hope by striving for justice and peace.