Good Politics is at the Service of Peace

Society transformed: Malta in the last 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 »

Stations of the cross

In preparation for the 2025 Jubilee Year ‘Pilgrims of Hope’, 2024 has been designated a Year of Prayer by Pope Francis. This Lent, we walk alongside Christ on the journey of his passion and remember our brothers and sisters both around the world and in our own country who experience suffering, poverty and injustice on a daily basis.

Download resource by clicking here (ENG) or here (MLT)… Read more »

2023 Annual Report

The mission of Justice and Peace is that of “keeping the eyes of the Church open, its heart sensitive and its hand prepared for the work of charity which it is called upon to realize in the world.” (Paul VI, Address to the Pontifical Commission for Justice and Peace, 1967).

The Justice and Peace Commission in Malta fulfils this Mission by promoting the integral development of the person in the light of the Gospel and in line with the Social Doctrine of the Church… Read more »

A peace that is built on justice – Bishop Galea-Curmi

Homily by Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi (The Chapel of Our Lady of Manresa at the Archbishop’s Curia, Floriana, 13/11/2023)

The first words in today’s readings are: “Love justice” (Wisdom 1:1). In his Encyclical Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis emphasizes that peace is built on justice. It is proactive, and aims at forming a society based on service to others and on the pursuit of reconciliation and mutual development (cf Fratelli Tutti, 229)… Read more »

Justice and Peace Europe has a new co-presidency

The General Assembly of Justice and Peace Europe elected for the first time in its history a co- presidency on Monday, 13 November in Malta. Archbishop Antoine Hérouard of Dijon and Maria Hammershoy from Copenhagen were elected for a period of three years by the approximately 50 delegates representing 20 European Justice and Peace commissions. On 10 November Sr. Alessandra Smerilli, secretary of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development was the key-note speaker in the opening ceremony of an International Workshop on “the changing world of work” which preceded the General Assembly… Read more »


If you are between 18-30 years old, interested in socio-political issues, and would like to contribute towards the building of a more just and fair society, this project is for you!

If you believe that:

  • Positive change in society is possible, and starts with our individual participation,
  • Giving up is not an option,
  • Politics, when directed towards the common good, is one of the highest forms of charity,

we invite you to register your interest in “HopeGen”… 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 »