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
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
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?
In a statement for the annual observation of 10 Days for Peace, the Japanese Catholic Bishops say that peaceful coexistence cannot be protected by wars. Read the full statement here. Which situations in the world do you think the Japanese Bishops were thinking of when they said this? Where do… Read More »Wars Threaten Peaceful Coexistence
The Catholic Bishops of Japan are concerned that new interpretations of the country’s Constitution undermine its Preamble and Article 9 which call for peace and renounce war. “We, the Catholic Church, are convinced that it is false to think that security can be ensured by military buildup and the use… Read More »Japanese Bishops Defend Peace Constitution