Peace & Solidarity

rethink.mt

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

rethink.mt 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 »

Catholic Social Teaching: a dialogue

Aħseb u Ara is a podcast hosted by the Malta Catholic Youth Network and the Justice and Peace Commission. This project is the result of a collaboration that began in 2021 and led to the Youth Engagement Study research, which was carried out in the same year.

The aim of these podcasts was to discuss themes from the Social Teaching of the Church… 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 »

Respect for international nuclear disarmament agreements is not a form of weakness, but a source of strength

With Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and its consequences, the world seems to have regressed into a new Cold War dynamic, involving a dangerous rhetoric with threats of use of nuclear weapons. Eroding respect for the principles of international law, including arms control agreements, undermines trust within the international community. Along with renewed strategic rivalry among nuclear powers and evolving technologies, this makes the scenario of an intentional or accidental nuclear detonation very real… 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 »

Statement by the Justice & Peace Commission

The Justice and Peace Commission welcomes the Archbishop’s offer to mediate between the Board of Governors of St Albert the Great and Mr Mario Mallia, who was this week dismissed from his post of Head of School.

The Commission sincerely hopes that, in the interest of the St Albert educational community but also in the interests of the whole educational field in Malta and of the wider local Church, this impasse may be solved in the very near future… Read more »

Let us dream as a single human family

A journey of eight weeks centred on the Encyclical Fratelli Tutti comes to an end. The aim of these eight meetings, which took place in Marsascala Parish, was not only that of explaining the thought of Pope Francis but also that of asking ourselves how, on an individual level and as a community, we can build a society built on the foundations of justice, truth and mercy… Read more »

Peace is the fruit of Justice

On 24 February 2022 the Russian government launched a brutal and undeclared invasion of Ukraine. Like many civil society actors, Justice and Peace Europe immediately condemned the Russian aggression. Today, as secretaries general of Justice and Peace Commissions in Europe we reaffirm on the foundation of our Christian values and convictions that whilst diplomacy remains essential, some principles are non-negotiable, in particular respect for the dignity of every human being, the universality and indivisibility of human rights and the imperative of non-aggression, which is the basis for peaceful coexistence… Read more »

Exploring the Encyclical ‘Fratelli Tutti’

The Encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” is a potent expression of faith in times of doubt, a call for hope in times of fear and a challenge to love. This Encyclical is a blend of Franciscan themes and Ignatian discernment, combined with the Catholic Social Teaching.

Over eight weeks, the themes of this Encyclical will be discussed with the parish community in Marsaskala. The first meeting, which focused on the parable of the Good Samaritan, was held on the 21st of April in Villa Apap Bologna and saw the attendance of around 25 parishioners… Read more »

Live: Protecting peace amid the rubble of war

Date: Tue 19th April, 2022

Time: 19:00

Venue: Dar Ħanin Samaritan, Santa Venera

As the war in Ukraine is in its seventh week, the Justice and Peace Commission will be holding a public lecture on how Catholic Social Teaching sheds light on the responsibility of the international community, including Malta, to protect innocent lives from the severity of conflicts and wars… Read more »