Justice and Peace Commission of the International Bishops’ Conference of St. Cyril and Methodius

Visiting Address:Visegradska 23 11 000 Beograd
Mailing Address:Commission for Justice and Peace Visegradska 23 11 000 Beograd SERBIA
Phone number:00381-11 3610639
Telefax:00381-11 3616941

Mons. Djuro Gasparovic,
elected by the Bishops’ Conference
Strosmajerova 20
21131 Petrovaradin
Tel.: 00381-21 6433758
Fax: 00381-21 6432544
E-mail: djgaspar@eunet.yu


Daniel Galun
Visegradska 23, 11 000 Beograd
Tel.: 00381-11 3610438, 00381-64 1986 353
Fax: 00381-11 3616941
E-mail: galun@EUnet.yu

Commission established:

Ad experimentum 2004, full approval and establishment in September 2006 by the Bishops’ Conference

Short historical revue of the Commission

At the beginning of the year 2003 the first JP initiatives have started within the Belgrade Archbishopric. During the same year a coordinator of the first working group started to attend various meetings and conferences on the European level bringing back various information and experiences. In 2004 a small WG established on the level of Belgrade Archbishopric was endorsed by the Bishops’ Conference to study and develop further the JP work. Mons. Gasparovic was elected as the president of the JP Commission that yet have to be established on the national level. In the period 2004-06 the WG have develop a small strategy for the JP work; organized several trainings, meetings and conferences; published the Serbian edition of the Compendium of the Church Social Doctrine.

Work priorities:
  • Ecumenical collaboration and inter-religious dialogue
  • Promotion of the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church in local society
  • Contribution to the social dialogue in local society and lobbing for the new laws
  • Promotion of minority rights and lobbing for the new laws
  • Advising of the BC in the field of justice and peace work
  • Promotion of the justice and peace work on parish, diocesan, national level within the network of the Catholic Church - Education and training in the field of peace-building
  • Regional cooperation and partnership