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rethink.mt

To follow up on Pope Francis’ visit to Malta, the Archdiocese of Malta is launching a project titled: rethink.mt: Rethink culture.

rethink.mt is a space for respectful dialogue on complex issues shaping Maltese culture. Supported by the Vicariate for Evangelisation and hosted by Justice & Peace –Malta, discussions will take place with various people active in Maltese society about the kind of culture we are hoping to build together… Read more »

A woman with a strong message for our times

On Saturday, the 24th of September, the Justice and Peace Commission, together with the Interdiocesan Environment Commission, organized an activity to celebrate the Season of Creation.

Around sixty people participated in this activity which was inspired by the figure of Saint Hildegard of Bingen a woman with a strong message for our times. The half-day event explored the life and work of this saint who in her time stood out for her contribution to the development of eco-spirituality… Read more »

Listen to the voice of creation: Journey with Hildegard of Bingen

The Justice and Peace Commission, together with the Interdiocesan Environment Commission are organizing an activity to celebrate the Season of Creation 2022. Through this event, they will be joining a number of Christian churches all over the world that every year, between the 1st September and the 4th of October, seek to raise awareness in favour of an attitude of care towards creation and its inhabitants… Read more »

Ukraine: How can you help?

The Russian Federation’s brutal invasion of Ukraine means that war is once again raging on European soil. In the six months since the start of the war, tens of thousands have already lost their lives and more than 12 million people were forced to leave their homes. At this stage, the possibility of a catastrophic wider European conflict cannot be excluded.

The scenario we are witnessing is exactly the opposite of the culture of fraternity proposed by Pope Francis… Read more »

Asylum seekers’ struggle against poverty and exclusion

The steep rise in cost of living, including an exponential surge in rent prices, and stagnant wages are among the factors fostering poverty among asylum seekers in Malta, a report found.

The report authored by Julian Caruana and Alexia Rossi and published by the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) Malta and aditus foundation, with the support of the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundationwas launched on Wednesday 13th of July… Read more »

Do we, as Catholics, watch from the balcony?

Some years ago, during a meeting with Christian Life Communities members, Pope Francis had wondered if, as Catholics, we have a tendency to look at politics from the balcony. However, according to the Pope, our place is not to watch from a balcony but to get involved and give it our best.

Inspired by these words and by Yahad, which was recently issued by the Justice and Peace Commission, during the last few months a number of workshops were organized for St Aloysius College educators… Read more »

Let us dream as a single human family

A journey of eight weeks centred on the Encyclical Fratelli Tutti comes to an end. The aim of these eight meetings, which took place in Marsascala Parish, was not only that of explaining the thought of Pope Francis but also that of asking ourselves how, on an individual level and as a community, we can build a society built on the foundations of justice, truth and mercy… Read more »

Peace is the fruit of Justice

On 24 February 2022 the Russian government launched a brutal and undeclared invasion of Ukraine. Like many civil society actors, Justice and Peace Europe immediately condemned the Russian aggression. Today, as secretaries general of Justice and Peace Commissions in Europe we reaffirm on the foundation of our Christian values and convictions that whilst diplomacy remains essential, some principles are non-negotiable, in particular respect for the dignity of every human being, the universality and indivisibility of human rights and the imperative of non-aggression, which is the basis for peaceful coexistence… Read more »

Exploring the Encyclical ‘Fratelli Tutti’

The Encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” is a potent expression of faith in times of doubt, a call for hope in times of fear and a challenge to love. This Encyclical is a blend of Franciscan themes and Ignatian discernment, combined with the Catholic Social Teaching.

Over eight weeks, the themes of this Encyclical will be discussed with the parish community in Marsaskala. The first meeting, which focused on the parable of the Good Samaritan, was held on the 21st of April in Villa Apap Bologna and saw the attendance of around 25 parishioners… Read more »

Live: Protecting peace amid the rubble of war

Date: Tue 19th April, 2022

Time: 19:00

Venue: Dar Ħanin Samaritan, Santa Venera

As the war in Ukraine is in its seventh week, the Justice and Peace Commission will be holding a public lecture on how Catholic Social Teaching sheds light on the responsibility of the international community, including Malta, to protect innocent lives from the severity of conflicts and wars… Read more »