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Deutsche Kommission Justitia et Pax

Visiting Address:Kaiserstr. 161 53113 Bonn
Mailing Address:Kaiserstr.161 53113 Bonn
Phone number:0049 - 228 - 103 217 / 103 336
Telefax:0049 - 228 - 103 318
E-Mail:justitia-et-pax@dbk.de
Homepage:www.justitia-et-pax.de
President:

Bishop Dr. Stephan Ackermann, Trier

Secretary-General:

Gertrud Casel
appointed by the board of the JP Commission
Kaiserstr. 161
53113 Bonn
E-mail: g.casel@dbk.de

Office in Berlin
Dr. Jörg Lüer
Hannoversche Str. 5
10115 Berlin
Tel.: 0049 – 30 – 24 34 28 157/ 158
Fax.: 0049 – 30 – 24 34 28 288
E-Mail: jl@jupax.de

Commission established:

1967 KAEF (Catholic Council for Development and Peace)


Short historical revue of the Commission

In the Federal Republic of Germany the Catholic Council for Development and Peace (KAEF) was established in 1967. Following world-wide practice, this name was changed to Deutsche Kommission Justitia et Pax in 1982. The Berlin Bishops´ Conference, responsible for the area of GDR, founded a Commission for Justice and Peace in 1978. This Commission made considerable contributions to the political activation of the East German civil society. In 1991 both Commissions were brought together as a consequence of the German reunification.


Work priorities:

human rights, peace, reconciliation, development, political dialogue and awareness raising, advocacy work