Paċi u Solidarjetà

Il-kontribut ta’ Papa Benedittu għad-Duttrina Soċjali tal-Knisja

A lot is being written these days about the figure of Benedict XVI, a pope of great intelligence, formation and humility, who will certainly go down in history books as a great theologian. In this brief article, I wish to summarize, what, in my opinion, were Benedict’s greatest contributions to the Social Doctrine of the Church.

When going through the writings of the different Popes, we will often notice quotes from their predecessors and or even from their previous writings… Kompli aqra »

aħseb u ara: Gwida għad-diskussjoni

Il-Malta Catholic Youth Network u l-Kummissjoni Ġustizzja u Paċi ħejjew riżorsa ġdida biex takkumpanja is-serje ta’ podcasts aħseb u ara.

Din ir-riżorsa toffri gwida għal diskussjoni dwar it-temi mit-Tagħlim Soċjali tal-Knisja msemmija fil-podcast.

  1. Il-Polarizzazzjoni tad-Diskors
  2. Il-Prinċipji tat-Tagħlim Soċjali tal-Knisja
  3. L-Ambjent
  4. Il-Missjoni tal-Knisja
  5. Il-Familja
  6. L-Ekonomija
  7. Ix-Xogħol
  8. Il-Paċi

Ma’ kull tema ġew abbinati tliet jew erba’ filmati qosra, fejn ma’ kull filmat għandkom issibu:
• Kwotazzjoni mit-Tagħlim tal-Knisja jew diskorsi relevanti… Kompli aqra »

Rapport Annwali 2022

In a year which was sadly marked by the return of war on European soil and daily reports of deadly injustices and senseless violence, the need to denounce situations of violent injustice, whilst proposing creative pathways which lead to more just and reconciled communities, has never been so urgently felt.

In this context, as a Commission, we make ours the words of the Holy Father who, whilst in Malta, highlighted the need to shore up the foundations of life in society, namely honesty, justice, a sense of duty and transparency… Kompli aqra »

Ħadd ma jista’ jsalva waħdu

In his message for the 56th World Day of Peace, which will be celebrated on the 1st of January 2023, Pope Francis reminds that there is light even in the darkest hour. Using the Covid-19 pandemic as an example, the Pope says that the pandemic made us all aware of the need for everyone, including peoples and nations, to restore the word “together” to a central place in our lexicon.  Only the peace that comes from a fraternal and disinterested love can help us overcome personal, societal and global crises… Kompli aqra »

Wirt kulturali

Kull darba li ma nagħtux każ ta’ l-għeruq tagħna u ninsew minn fejn ġejjin, niftaqru. L-identità tagħna tkun mhedda u nirriskjaw li nisfaw vittmi ta’ forom ġodda ta’ kolonizzazzjoni ideoloġika. Fl-istess ħin, jekk nenfasizzaw iżżejjed l-għeruq, il-memorja u l-identità tagħna, nistgħu neħlu f’ideoloġiji nostaliġiċi li jeskludu lill-oħrajn u jħalluna imwaħħlin fil-passat.

Ma’ Fr Nicholas Doublet, lettur fl-istorja tal-Knisja fl-Università ta’ Malta u Dr Karsten Xuereb, riċerkatur fir-relazzjonijiet kulturali b’mod speċjali fil-Mediterran, nitkellmu dwar il-vokazzjoni ta’ Malta li nkunu “laboratorju ta’ żvilupp organiku” (Papa Franġisku)… Kompli aqra »

Il-qawwa tal-ospitalità 

On the 5th of March, 2002, 250 asylum seekers drifted into Xlendi Bay, Gozo. Their arrival marked what would later be considered as the first major disembarkation of asylum seekers on Maltese shores. Since then, the issue of migration has practically never disappeared from our socio-political agenda. Among friends and colleagues, the pros and cons of welcoming people in a multicultural society are discussed. Come election time, the success or otherwise of our “integration” programmes is debated… Kompli aqra »

Sejjaħli b’Ismi

Wara xhur ta’ ħidma li fihom saru sensiela ta’ sessjonijiet ta’ djalogu bejn il-migranti u l-komunità, il-Ħadd 11 ta’ Diċembru tnediet il-wirja Sejjaħli b’Ismi. Dan il-proġett interkulturali huwa frott kollaborazzjoni bejn it-tim ta’ Sejjaħli b’Ismi, il-Kummissjoni Ġustizzja u Paċi u l-JRS (Malta) u qed ifakkar ukoll l-20 sena anniversarju mill-ewwel żbark kbir ta’ persuni li jfittxu l-ażil fuq xtutna.

Waqt it-tnedija tal-wirja li saret fis-Sagristija tal-Kon-Katidral ta’ San Ġwann fil-Belt Valletta, il-President tal-Kummissjoni Ġustizzja u Paċi Daniel Darmanin semma d-diskors li l-Papa għamel reċentement wara ż-żjara tiegħu fil-Bahrain… Kompli aqra »

Il-verità u l-ġustizzja: Iż-żewġ pilastri tal-ġustizzja wara l-gwerra

On the occasion of Human Rights Day on 10 December 2022 the European Conference of Justice and Peace Commissions wishes to offer some reflections on post-war justice (ius post bellum).

For many months now, the Russian Federation’s war of aggression against Ukraine has been raging. It is contrary to international law. Out of great concern for the people suffering from this brutal war, the European Conference of Justitia et Pax Commissions (Justice and Peace Europe) has repeatedly spoken out on this brutal war1, not only condemning the Russian aggression, war crimes and the countless violations of human rights, but also calling on political leaders to find a solution to this conflict… Kompli aqra »

Faqar u nies bla saqaf fuq rashom

 “Collaboration is increasingly being seen as an important factor in the work of health and social professionals.” (Ambrose-Miller & Ashcroft, 2016, pp.101)

Poverty is one of the most significant social determinants of health and mental health, intersecting with all other determinants, including education, local social and community conditions, race/ethnicity, gender, immigration status, health and access to health care, as well as the living environment… Kompli aqra »

Paċi, ekoloġija integrali u sinodalità

The International workshop 2022 of Justice and Peace Europe took place in Assisi from the 7th until the 9th of October. Participants were welcomed by the Franciscan community and led into the opening prayer by a group of young people who are actively engaged in the Italian Justice and Peace Commission. Daniel Darmanin (President) and Mark Cachia (Executive Officer) attended this meeting on behalf of the Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Malta… Kompli aqra »