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Il-paċi hi frott tal-ġustizzja

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… Kompli aqra »

Talb u azzjoni għall-ġustizzja u paċi fl-Ukrajna u d-dinja kollha

“And hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” (Roman 5:5)

The Paschal mystery of Christ takes us to the heart of injustice, violence and suffering. The story of Christ’s passion and death echoes human suffering and tragedies experienced in many parts of our world, not least by Ukrainians in their own country and wherever the roads of exile have taken them… Kompli aqra »

L-ukrajna: Kif tista’ tgħin?

L-invażjoni brutali tal-Federazzjoni Russa fl-Ukrajna wasslet biex il-kruha tal-gwerra terġa’ tgħolli rasha fl-Ewropa. Eluf diġà tilfu ħajjithom. Aktar minn miljun ruħ kellhom iħallu djarhom. U l-possibbiltà li l-kunflitt jinfirex mal-Ewropa kollha, bir-riżultati katastrofiċi li dan iġib miegħu, ma tistax tiġi eskluża.

Ix-xenarju li għandna quddiemna huwa eżattament l-oppost tal-kultura ta’ fraternità proposta mill-Papa Franġisku. “Il-gwerra hi falliment tal-politika u tal-umanità, ċediment tal-mistħija, telfa quddiem is-setgħat tal-ħażen… Kompli aqra »

Is-sitwazzjoni fl-Ukranja

Fid-dawl tal-invażjoni brutali tal-Ukrajna mit-truppi Russi fl-24 ta’ Frar 2022, aħna,

nikkundannaw l-aggressjoni Russa u nqisuha bħala ksur serju tal-liġi internazzjonali u bħala theddida għall-paċi fl-Ewropa,

nesprimu l-appoġġ u s-solidarjetà tagħna mal-Ukrajna u man-nies li qed ibatu,

nitolbu lill-gvernijiet Ewropej kollha biex jappoġġjaw lill-pajjiżi ġirien tal-Ukrajna fl-isforzi tagħhom biex jilqgħu u jakkomodaw lir-refuġjati,

nitolbu lill-Unjoni Ewropea, lill-istati membri tagħha u lill-gvernijiet Ewropej kollha biex jibqgħu magħqudin u jimponu serje ta’ sanzjonijiet aktar ħorox fuq l-awtoritajiet Russi,

nammiraw il-kuraġġ taċ-ċittadini Russi li minkejja kull xorta ta’ ripressjoni, niżlu fit-toroq bi ħġarhom biex jipprotestaw kontra l-gvern tagħhom f’isem il-paċi,

nitolbu lill-Qdusija Tiegħu il-Patrijarka Kirill u lill-awtoritajiet Ortodossi kollha fir-Russja biex jintervjenu fit-tmexxija politika sabiex ikun hemm waqfien mill-ġlied immedjat u biex it-truppi Russi kollha jirtiraw mit-territorju tal-Ukrajna,

nappoġġjaw is-sejħa tal-Papa Franġisku għal jum ta’ sawm u talb għall-paċi fl-Ukrajna f’Ras ir-Randan (2 ta’ Marzu),

nittamaw u naħdmu għal kultura ġdida ta’ paċi fl-Ewropa, filwaqt li niftakru fil-vittmi ċivili u militari kollha u l-familji tagħhom fit-talb tagħna… Kompli aqra »

Nitgħallmu mill-pandemija u nsalvaw il-ħajja ta’ miljuni ta’ nies

In a joint statement, the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) and Justice and Peace Europe call on the European Union (EU), the African Union (AU) and their member states to strengthen their commitment to equitable global vaccine supply and global health issues ahead of the joint AU-EU Summit.

Bishop Noël Treanor, president of Justice and Peace Europe, notes that the consequences of the pandemic are hitting particularly hard those who were already struggling before the pandemic: “Refugees and homeless people, often living in precarious conditions, live in constant fear of infection and are even more isolated than before… Kompli aqra »

Talba għall-paċi fl-Ukraina u fl-Ewropa

The Presidency of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences, giving voice to the Bishops of the European Continent in this dramatic moment of tension around Ukraine, wishes to express its closeness to the Churches in Ukraine and to all its people. They invite the international community to offer its support to the country in the face of the danger of a Russian military offensive.

While the entire international community interprets the actions of the Russian military forces as a real threat to peace throughout the world, we embrace – in this time of fear and uncertainty for the future of the country – our brothers and sisters in the faith and all the people of Ukraine… Kompli aqra »

Djalogu bejn il-ġenerazzjonijiet, l-edukazzjoni u x-xogħol: għodod biex tinbena l-paċi dejjiema

1.“Kemm huma sbieħ fuq il-muntanji r-riġlejn ta’ min ixandar is-sliem” (Iż 52:7).

Il-kliem tal-profeta Iżaija jesprimi l-faraġ, in-nifs ta’ serħan ta’ poplu eżiljat, għajjien minħabba l-vjolenza u l-oppressjoni, mifni min-nuqqas ta’ dinjità u mill-mewt. Dwaru l-profeta Bàruk staqsa: “Għala, Iżrael, għala tinsab f’art l-għedewwa tiegħek? Għala qiegħed tixjieħ f’art barranija? Għala int imniġġes mal-mejtin, magħdud fost dawk li jinżlu f’Qiegħ l-Art?” (3:10-11)… Kompli aqra »

Il-Papa iħeġġeġ lill-Kummissjonijiet Ġustizzja u Paċi jaħdmu b’kuraġġ, determinazzjoni u kreattivita’

Daniel Darmanin and Mark Cachia from Justice and Peace (Malta) joined other participants from Europe, Africa, Oceania and Asia in an online conference for Justice and Peace Commissions which was hosted on Wednesday 17th November by the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

Following the establishment of the Dicastery for the Service of Integral Human Development in 2016, the need emerged for a dialogue with Church bodies working for justice and peace, especially in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and in the light of the Encyclicals Laudato Si’ and Fratelli tutti… Kompli aqra »

“Ferrovija bla kontroll riesqa lejn l-abiss”

Pope Francis, in a keynote address to a group of social justice activists, harshly criticized the current economic system which, “with its relentless logic of profit, is escaping all human control. It is time to slow the locomotive down, an out-of-control locomotive hurtling towards the abyss.”

Addressing the IV World Meeting of Popular Movements, the Pope told participants that their dedication “is above all a proclamation of hope” reminding us that “we are not condemned to repeat or to build a future based on exclusion and inequality, rejection or indifference”… Kompli aqra »

Sejħa għal impenn kuraġġuż minn naħa ta’ l-Ewropa fis-summits tal-Ġnus Magħquda fuq it-tibdil fil-klima u l-biodiversita’

On 9 August 2021 Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report, in which humanity is held responsible for climate change and the increase of extreme weather events. The life of people and all living beings and their ecosystems will be seriously affected if the rise in the planet’s average annual temperature is not urgently reduced. The forthcoming Glasgow and Kunming summits should be a turning point in keeping the planet habitable for all people living on it and for future generations… Kompli aqra »