An Economy for the Common Good

Daniel Darmanin participates in MARE summit

In Malta, the construction industry has been booming. Yet, this growth has come at a significant human cost. This cost has become etched in the country’s consciousness through the Jean Paul Sofia tragedy. But Jean Paul Sofia wasn’t the first and sadly not even the last victim of this sector which we represent.

Data by the NSO revealed that more than half of workplace accidents that happened over the past two years have been related to the construction industry… 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 »

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 »

Restart by focusing on the ‘discarded workers’ – Sr Alessandra Smerilli

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 »

The changing world of work – a transversal justice issue

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 »

Celebrating the season of creation

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 »

Restoring relationships

“But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” (Amos 5: 24)

Each year from September 1 to October 4, the Christian family unites for the Season of Creation, a worldwide celebration of prayer and action to protect our common home. As followers of Christ, we share a common call to care for creation. We are co-creatures and part of all that God has made… Read more »

The letter: A message for our earth

Il-Kummissjonijiet Interdjoċesana Ambjent u Ġustizzja u Paċi, f’kollaborazzjoni mal-Patrijiet Franġiskani, qed jorganizzaw attività biex ifakkru l-Istaġun tal-Ħolqien 2023. Biha huma ser ikunu qed jingħaqdu ma’ numru ta’ knejjes insara fid-dinja kollha li bejn l-1 ta’ Settembru u l-4 t’Ottubru ta’ kull sena jfittxu li jqajjmu kuxjenza favur l-għożża tal-Ħolqien.

F’Malta, din is-sena l-attività ser tkun iffukata fuq id-dokumentarju “The Letter: A Message for our Earth”… Read more »

Make the transition towards a people-centred and sustainable economy finally happen

The Catholic Justice and Peace Networks of the Patria Grande, bringing together 14 Commissions and Teams that work for Justice and Peace in the nations of Latin America and the Caribbean, and Justice and Peace Europe, bringing together 32 European National Commissions for Justice and Peace, wish to call on the upcoming CELAC-EU Summit of Heads of State and Government (Brussels, 17-18 July 2023) to agree on necessary steps for a transition towards a people-centred and sustainable economy… Read more »