News

Support for Peace and Human Rights in Armenia
and Armenians from Nagorno-Karabakh

The Catholic Justice and Peace Europe network has requested lead candidates for the European elections to support a strong engagement of the European Union with Armenia and Armenian refugees and internally displaced persons from Nagorno-Karabakh over the next European political cycle.

In recent weeks, the Co-Presidents of Justice and Peace Europe, Maria Hammershoy and Mgr Antoine Hérouard have written letters to the lead candidates of several parties for the European elections regarding the critical situation of Armenia and Armenian refugees and internally displaced persons from Nagorno-Karabakh… Read more »

The President of Malta meets the Justice and Peace Commission

Nhar il-Ħamis 2 ta’ Mejju, il-President Myriam Spiteri Debono kellha laqgħa kordjali ma’ membri tal-Kummissjoni Ġustizzja u Paċi li ppreżentawlha pubblikazzjonijiet relatati mal-istudji li wettqu b’rabta mal-ekonomija, r-rikonċiljazzjoni u s-saħħa u s-sigurtà fl-industrija tal-kostruzzjoni.

Matul din il-laqgħa li saret fil-Palazz ta’ San Anton, Dr Spiteri Debono saħqet fuq l-importanza tax-xogħol tal-Kummissjoni u inkoraġġiet il-membri tagħha biex ikomplu jistinkaw biex iwasslu l-vuċi tal-Kummissjoni fis-soċjetà u fost iż-żgħażagħ… Read more »

AI dominance: A blessing or a curse?

The Malta group of Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice foundation is pleased to announce an upcoming seminar “AI: A Blessing or a Curse?”, which will be held on the 9th of May 2024 at 6:30 pm at Dar il-Ħanin Samaritan in Santa Venera. This thought-provoking event will bring together leading scholars and practitioners in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to discuss the profound impact of AI on society… Read more »

How fossils fuel war?

The Laudato Si Movement, in partnership with Justice and Peace Europe and Pax Christi International invite you to the European webinar “How fossils fuel war? How to build peace, from Robert Schuman’s Coal and Steel community to a transition towards renewable energies in the European Union” on April 23 from 7:30 to 9pm CET.

Speakers: 

  • Prof. Zbigniew Krysiak, head of the Institute of Schuman Thought
  • Svitlana Romanko, founder and director of the Ukrainian organization Razom We Stand
  • Luca Jahier, former president of the European Economic and Social Committee

As the European Elections are approaching (6-9 June), this webinar will enable Europeans to reflect on their role as Christians in participating in civic and political life, through the figure of Robert Schuman, the Christian founding father of Europe, who committed himself to peace after the Second World War by creating the European Coal and Steel Community (the speaker for this part will be  Prof… Read more »

Society transformed: Malta in the past 70 years

On the 27th of April, from 09:00 till 12:30, the Justice and Peace Commission and the Malta Catholic Youth Network is organising a half-day seminar called “A society transformed: Malta in the past 70 years”.

The aim of this seminar is to explore the deep and radical transformation which Malta has witnessed over the decades. It might be argued that the present-day economy, urban landscape, standard of living and demographic makeup of these islands bear little to no resemblance to the Maltese reality in the immediate post-war period… Read more »

The Church launches “HopeGen” to empower young people in building a fairer society

HopeGen, a one-year project by the Justice and Peace Commission and the Malta Catholic Youth Network (MCYN), has been launched to empower young people with the tools and capacity to actively contribute to building a more just and fair society.

Through HopeGen, the Church in Malta is committed to nurturing a generation of young people with the hope that they will become active and responsible citizens… Read more »

EU elections: why Bother?

In the run-up to the European Parliament elections, which will be held in Malta on the 8th of June, the Justice and Peace Commission is offering a 60-minute workshop addressed at 16–18-year-old post-secondary students, on “EU elections: our civic and Christian responsibility to bother”.

During this workshop which can be held for groups of up to 50 young people at a time, participants will be able to reflect on the values – inspired by Catholic Social Teaching – on which the European Union is founded and encouraged to do their part in safeguarding and promoting these values in the concrete reality of Europe today… Read more »

What is happening in Nagorno Karabakh?

Date: 30 January 2024 at 4pm CET
You can register here: https://forms.gle/PfqHond7wtxCiBSc9

In the unprovoked 2020 war, in the large-scale attack of September 2022, and in numerous military border incursions, Armenia and its territory became a direct military target of Azerbaijan. Since
2020, 145,000 Karabakh Armenians have become refugees in Armenia, many of whom arrived after the Azerbaijani war for the complete conquest of Karabakh in September 2023… Read more »

The ‘Ejja Ejja’ Culture

The Justice and Peace Commission is proposing eight recommendations to authorities and stakeholders in Malta’s construction industry, aiming to enhance safety and fairness for all workers. The Commission urges prompt action to be taken on these recommendations for the well-being of both the workers and society. These recommendations are a result of scientific research conducted by the Commission on health and safety in the Maltese construction sector… Read more »

75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and 60th anniversary of Pacem in Terris

On 10 December 1948 the General Assembly of  the  United  Nations  adopted  the  Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Seventy-five years later Justice and Peace Europe wishes to underline the enduring importance of this document. The Universal Declaration, together with the encyclical letter Pacem in Terris, published 60 years ago, inspires us in our mission to promote human rights. The lack of respect throughout the world for their contents is deeply worrying… Read more »