Keynote speech by Dr Alessandra Smerilli during the opening night of the conference “The changing world of work – a transversal justice issue”
Work is such an important dimension of being human that not being able to express ourselves through the work of our hands makes us feel that we do not belong in the society in which we live. Work is indeed a means to acquire the necessities of life, but it is at the same time so much more… Read more »
On Sunday the 12th of November at 18:30, Justice and Peace Europe will be hosting its annual lecture in the oratory of St John’s co-Cathedral, Valletta. Among other masterpieces, this oratory hosts the painting depicting the Beheading of St John the Baptist, by the Italian maestro Caravaggio who signed his name in the blood of the Baptist.
Even today, there are people whose stories of truth, justice and peace are Written in blood… Read more »
On the 10th and 11th of November, the Justice and Peace Commission is organising an international workshop on the theme of The changing world of work – a transversal justice issue. This workshop will seek to analyse the different ways in which the world of work is changing in Europe and explore the social and economic consequences of these rapid changes. The plenary meetings and small group workshops planned over these two days will help shed light on the risk to workers’ rights which are being magnified by the evolving nature of work, whilst also giving space to examples of work practices which are respectful of the dignity and rights of workers… Read more »
Nhar il-Ġimgħa 29 ta’ Settembru, il-Kummissjoni Interdjoċesana Ambjent u l-Kummissjoni Ġustizzja u Paċi, f’kollaborazzjoni mal-Patrijiet Franġiskani, organizzaw attività biex ifakkru l-Istaġun tal-Ħolqien 2023.
Madwar ħamsa u sebgħhin persuna kienu preżenti għal din l-attività. Fosthom kien hemm is-sindku tan-Naxxar Anne Marie Muscat Fenech Adami u l-Ministru Provinċjal tal-Franġiskani Fr Anthony Chircop OFM.
L- attività bdiet b’mument ta’ talb imħejji minn Mark Cachia mill-Kummissjoni Ġustizzja u Paċi fil-Knisja ta’ Santa Marija ta’ l-Anġli, Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq… Read more »
On the 25th July 2023, at 8 pm, a concert will be held at the Jesuits’ Church in Valletta, to celebrate the donation of a painting of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla to be venerated at the Jesuits’ Church in Valletta.
During this concert, there will be a world Premier of ‘A Prayer of Saint Gianna’ by UK Composer Mathew Ward, written in honour of his wife Dr… Read more »
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 »
Twenty‑two entities presented a position paper on the recreational cannabis bill to members of parliament, expressing serious concern about the short and long term effects on society of the proposed legislation and calling for a serious, mature and researched debate on the subject. The proposed bill will be presented today for debate in Parliament.
All entities, many of which work with children and young people, strongly believe that as currently presented, the bill will have a negative effect in normalising drug use while failing to protect both society and drug users… Read more »
A home for all? Renewing the Oikos of God is the theme of this year’s Season of Creation, during which Christians of all denominations will join in prayer and action for our common home in a bid to renew the Oikos of God.
But what does Oikos mean? Oikos is the Greek word for “family,” or “home.” Our family is made up of the whole of humanity and each of the species that inhabit this planet, our common home… Read more »
The Migrants Commission, JRS Malta and the Justice and Peace Commission urge the authorities to drop the charges brought against three youths who are being prosecuted for terrorism.
Then aged 15, 16, and 19, the three youths were part of a group of over 100 men, women and children who were rescued by cargo ship El Hiblu 1 on 26 March 2019. The rescue was coordinated by an EU naval operation that ordered the ship to take the rescued persons back to Libya… Read more »
The Justice and Peace Commission has repeatedly promoted the need for our country to reassess its economic model towards a more holistic measurement of economic growth that does not depend solely on Gross Domestic Product. This will in turn guarantee the adequate consideration and full respect towards the environment and quality of life of all citizens.
Inspired by the international event “The Economy of Francesco” which is currently being held in Assisi, the Justice and Peace Commission has launched the initiative, Beyond GDP, in collaboration with the local branches of the Focolare Movement and the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation, together with EY and Seed Consultancy, and the support of APS Bank… Read more »