About 40 participants took part in the lunch event co-organised by Justice&Peace Europe in Brussels and had an exchange with young people from Medellín (Colombia) and with Fr. Rafael Bejarano sdb, Director de Ciudad Don Bosco (CBD) in Medellín. The Salesians of Don Bosco are helping former child soldiers to re-integrate into society. They shared this example of good practice of placing the human persons at the very centre and allowing them to become builders of peace in the Colombian society.
On 27 January 2017, Justice & Peace Europe organised a Prayer & Breakfast at the Secretariat of COMECE in Brussels on the theme of Pope Francis' Message for the World Day of Peace "Nonviolence: a style of politics for peace". The event gathered around 40 participants from the EU institutions, churches and civil society. The President of Justice & Peace Europe, Mgr. Jean-Claude Hollerich, offered a reflection on this theme which you can read here.
Today, 14 December 2016, Justice & Peace Europe launched its second Memorandum on "EU action to combat money laundering and organised crime". The text was drafted by Mr Enzo Pezzini, researcher at the University Saint-Louis, Brussels. Click here to read the Memorandum.
Statement of Justice and Peace Europe on the occasion of Human Rights Day (10 December)
Justice & Peace Europe is calling upon the European institutions, EU Member States and other European countries to take responsibility in granting refugees access to asylum and a decent standard of living.
The General Assembly of Justice & Peace Europe gathered in Luxembourg and on Monday, 3 October, it adopted the following declaration on the European Union.
Final Declaration of the International Workshop and General Assembly of Justice & Peace Europe held in Luxembourg from 30 Sept to 3 Oct 2016.
The Conference of European Justice and Peace Commissions will hold its annual International Workshop and General Assembly from Friday, 30 September until Monday, 3 October 2016 in Luxembourg under the theme "Europe's security: Responsibility of States, of the Union and of Citizens"
Justice & Peace Europe supported the European Forum on Armed Drones (EFAD) Call to Action.
On Tuesday, 14 June 2016, the COMECE report on Europe's Vocation to Promote Peace in the World was published. It was prepared by the joint COMECE / Justice and Peace Europe Commission on the External Relations of the EU and adopted by the COMECE Bishops as their contribution to the preparation of the EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy. Click here to open the EN, FR and DE version of the report.