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
In 2011 the Catholic Bishops Conference of Japan called for nuclear plants to be abolished. Read why here.
“We are asking prime minister Shinzo Abe to abandon the way of nuclear energy. But in order to really choose an alternative route to renewable energy our people must be ready to change their lifestyle. Otherwise it is just hypocrisy” said Bishop Isao Kikuchi of Niigata. In an interview with… Read More »Japanese Bishop Calls for Renewable Energy
The Japan Catholic Council for Justice & Peace have written to Prime Minister Abe to express their concern about the draft Special Secrets Act saying: “We, the Japan Catholic Council for Justice and Peace, oppose the draft Special Secret Bill from the standpoint of those who respect the basic principles… Read More »Japan Catholic Council for Justice & Peace Opposes Special Secret Bill
Each year the Catholic Church in Japan observes ten days for peace from 6 -15 August. Here is the message for Ten Days of Peace 2012 from the President of the Japanese Catholic Bishops Conference. Please join in by praying for those who died in the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima… Read More »Ten Days for Peace