Call for International Solidarity The Catholic Bishops Conference of Japan is calling for an end to the use of nuclear power. We, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan, appeal to all people who share our common home called Earth that we join hands, rise together and act in solidarity to… Read More »End Nuclear Power say Japanese Bishops
Welcoming the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si on the care of our common home, the Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences (FABC) announced a series of regional seminars for South, South East, East and Central Asia. According to the Climate Change Desk of the FABC, the seminars will “raise… Read More »Climate Change Seminars Organized by FABC
The Catholic Bishops Conference of Japan understands itself to have a special vocation to work for peace. They explain: “It is not based upon any political ideology. We continue to appeal for peace not as a political issue, but as a human one. Our awareness of this vocation is, of… Read More »Japanese Bishops Call for Peace 70 Years After World War II
Pope Francis reminded the youth of Asia that each of us is called to reflect God’s love in our own place and context. His homily can be read here. How does the social, cultural, economic and political context in which you live call you to reflect God’s love? How does… Read More »Love in Context
In a statement of protest at the reinterpretation of Japan’s Peace Constitution, the Catholic Bishops of Japan plead with their Prime Minister not to give up hope of settling disputes through dialogue and negotiation. The full statement is available here. Can you think of any war that actually brought about… Read More »Don’t Give up Hope
How many wars are raging in the world right now? How do you think it is that so many human beings, groups and nations come to make this mistake so often?