In a letter sent today to Cardinal Peter Turkson, the president of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, the president of Justice and Peace Europe and Archbishop of Luxemburg Jean-Claude Hollerich expressed his support for Pope Francis in his position concerning the abolition of the death penalty.
On 24 February 2017 in Ljubljana the Executive Committee (ExCo) of Justice and Peace Europe met in Ljubljana/Slovenia. Maria Hammershoy, Danish member of ExCo presented her contribution to the series "Signs of the Times" under the title "Do not look back". It is a reflection about living in the era of "alternative facts" and post-truth".
With the beginning of Lent, Justice & Peace Europe launches its annual concerted action. This year it carries the title “Europe at the crossroads”. By publishing a Basic Text with ten concrete proposals, Justice and Peace Europe wants to contribute to the on-going debate about a pragmatic way forward for the European Union. The underlying Basic Text and its short version is available in 3 languages.
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.