Eco-spirituality workshop in Taizé

From the 10th to the 13th of November European Laudato Si Alliance (ELSiA) members gathered in Taizé for the second eco-spirituality workshop, hosted by the Taizé Community in France.

ELSiA, composed of Caritas Europa, CIDSE, COMECE, JESC, Justice and Peace Europe and the Laudato Si’ Movement, is committed to promoting ecological justice and awareness at national and EU policy level. Daniel Darmanin, from the Justice & Peace Commission in Malta, joined around 30 around participants from all over Europe in the workshop in Taizé which offered an opportunity for the ELSiA organisations to reflect on and discuss the topic of ecological conversion… Read more »

Ethics in business: development and self-interest

On the 20th of October, 2022, the Gozo Business Chamber organised its second conference on ‘Ethics in Business’ which this year focused on ‘Development and Self-Interest’.

The keynote speech was delivered by Daniel Darmanin, president of the Justice and Peace Commission and coordinator of the local chapter of the Centesimus Annus Foundation. He spoke on the effect of development on our quality of life and the need to stop and reflect on the kind of society we want to live in… Read more »

Yahad presented to Pope Francis

During an international conference organized by the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice foundation, Daniel Darmanin, president of the Justice and Peace Commission, and coordinator of the local chapter of the Centesimus Annus foundation, presented the Yahad booklet to Pope Francis. During this same meeting, Darmanin also presented this project to Cardinal Parolin, Secretary of State, whilst explaining to him that through this initiative, the Justice and Peace Commission wished to invite Christians and all people of good will to reflect on how we can work together for a reconciled society, built on truth and justice… Read more »

Peace, integral ecology and synodality

The International workshop 2022 of Justice and Peace Europe took place in Assisi from the 7th until the 9th of October. Participants were welcomed by the Franciscan community and led into the opening prayer by a group of young people who are actively engaged in the Italian Justice and Peace Commission. Daniel Darmanin (President) and Mark Cachia (Executive Officer) attended this meeting on behalf of the Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Malta… Read more »

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